View Full Version : What's more important: pr, records or win

08-25-2008, 09:09 AM
When you compete in strongman, powerlifting or bench press meet, which is more important:

1. pr
2. record
3. win/trophy

When I first started competing, winning was everything. Now, it's all about the pr unless it's a pro meet or ipf world championship. During a pro meet or ipf world championship, a lot is on the line.



08-25-2008, 09:24 AM
The PR for me. I'm not at a winning/record level so it's all I've got anyway.

I figure those who are at that level, a record is going to be a PR in some degree, either more weight or more weight at less BW.

08-25-2008, 09:29 AM
PR's. The only person I'm competing against is myself.

Lones Green
08-25-2008, 09:42 AM
PR's. The only person I'm competing against is myself.

i agree. this is how you get to the top.

08-25-2008, 09:48 AM
To follow up on that, and also what Rhodes (and many other too probably) have said, a PR is something no one can take from you. Its your PR and no one else's.

08-25-2008, 10:18 AM
For bench, its all about the record for me. Now that I back to being able to deadlift and addicted to them again, its all about pr's with them.

Tennessee Mike
08-25-2008, 10:41 AM
PR's. The only person I'm competing against is myself.

Well said.

pocoloco blanka
08-25-2008, 01:47 PM
its a "pr" thing for me. i figure any time i beat my own all time best i have won a trophy.. i personally lift with much stronger guys, and some times the only way i can beat them is by making pr's every week. a sail boat with no wind goes no where. haha just a little funny there...

08-25-2008, 02:14 PM
Definately a PR. When I get a PR, it's a record and a win in my masters class. If I'm in the open class, it's usually last place, no trophy.LOL

08-25-2008, 02:37 PM
JT has been helping me with my lifting for the last 6 months and encourages me every step of the way. My first meet is in a couple months, so for me it is competing for the first time and meeting others. Therefore, everything will be a PR and the competion with myself, as JT said there is alway someone bigger and stronger.


Ryan Celli
08-25-2008, 07:59 PM
I shoot for PR's until someone is close to me, then it's all about winning.

08-25-2008, 08:23 PM
Records and winning are great but PR's are best!!!

Old Bull
08-26-2008, 04:47 AM
Records and winning are great but PR's are best!!!

Winning is not Winning if there are no PRs involved

08-26-2008, 04:35 PM
PRs at meets for me.

08-26-2008, 07:15 PM
It's all about PRs, for sure.