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abebesheir
10-28-2008, 06:06 PM
Last time I competed was 12/07 in a USAPL full meet... I took 5-6 months off from lifting and am considering a comeback at a 12/13 APA meet.
I remember when I benched in the USAPL meet, there were 3 commands in the BP. "Start" "Press" and "Rack"
Previously, when I benched in the APA (2006), there were only two commands "Press" and "Rack"
Can anybody tell me if the "Start" command is now used in all feds, or is it just a USAPL thing?
Thanks!

Travis Bell
10-28-2008, 09:37 PM
I think USAPL, NASA and USPF use a start command. I'm not positive about USPF though

APA does not use a start command, I believe they do however use a press and rack command

NASAKYCHAIRMAN
10-29-2008, 05:57 AM
USAPL has a start, press & rack command.
NASA has only a press & rack command.

abebesheir
10-29-2008, 07:11 AM
Thanks for the info, Travis and JT... I will ask on the APA forum as well just to be sure.

Ryan Celli
10-29-2008, 07:28 AM
APA should be press,rack
USPF is Start,Rack..........no press.

Pete22
10-29-2008, 07:30 AM
Thanks for the info, Travis and JT... I will ask on the APA forum as well just to be sure.

http://apa-wpa.com/2007RULEBOOK.htm

Just take a look at the rulebook. Looks like there is only a press and rack command.

drew
10-29-2008, 08:19 AM
APA does not have a start command in the bench. Only press and rack. Soft handoffs are not allowed in APA, but you can usually get away with it if it's not too exaggerated. The start command (in USAPL and others) makes the soft handoff impossible.

BigTallOx
10-29-2008, 01:29 PM
Can anybody tell me if the "Start" command is now used in all feds (snip)

In the APF/AAPF, it's just "Press" and "Rack", no "Start"

SoreFoot8343
10-29-2008, 07:04 PM
I dont know about you but if Travis says it and JT says it, it must be true or in blood somewhere?

Guido
10-30-2008, 08:56 AM
I know that WABDL and APF both just use "Press" and "Rack", also.