Sunday, 29 March 2015

POWERLIFTING

Image result for POWERLIFTINGPowerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. As in the sport of Olympic weightlifting, it involves lifting weights in three attempts. Powerlifting evolved from a sport known as "odd lifts", which followed the same three-attempt format but used a wider variety of events, akin to strongman competition. Eventually odd lifts became standardized to the current three.
In competition, lifts may be performed equipped or un-equipped (typically referred to as 'raw' lifting or 'classic' in the IPF specifically). Equipment in this context refers to a supportive bench shirt or squat/deadlift suit or briefs. In some federations, knee wraps are permitted in the equipped but not un-equipped division; in others, they may be used in both equipped and un-equipped lifting. Weight belts, knee sleeves, wrist wraps and special footwear may also be used, but are not considered when distinguishing equipped from un-equipped lifting.[1]
Competitions take place across the world but mostly in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Iceland, Egypt, Sweden, Finland, Russia and Ukraine. Powerlifting has been a Paralympic sport (bench press only) since 1984 and, under the IPF, is also a World Games sport. Local, national and international competitions have also been sanctioned by other federations operating independently of the IPF.Power lifters  complete 3 lifts in order -SQUAT,BENCH PRESS,DEAD LIFT. You have 3 attempts at each lift,the goal is to lift as much weight as possible with the score of your highest lift in each exercise combined.Rules- SQUAT- your hip joint must be lowered below the top of your knees as you squat  into bottom position.BENCH PRESS-your back,head ,bottom and shoulders must be on the bench at all times,with your feet on the ground and you must wait for the judges call of =press= before lifting bar off your chest .DEAD LIFT-you must complete the lift in one smooth movement without any jerking and wait for judges signal before put bar down.My power lifting moment was in 1987 at physical city gym,southend-on sea,Essex i had to join the BRITISH WEIGHTLIFTING GUILD and be weighed my remembered scores  were -SQUAT-200LB-BENCH PRESS -75 LB-DEADLIFT -330LBS.

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