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SGT ROCK
06-25-2009, 11:02 PM
Reading PLUSA's top masters rankings this month really was an eye opener! It shows that in Powerlifting you really dont hit your peak until your 40's and some even in their 50's!!!

Who do you train with or have competed with that has numbers worth mentioning?

My good friend and former (and future once I move back East!) training partner Dick Austin doing an EASY 315 raw bench at 225 at 76 years old! He will be looking at 374-402 shirted in a show next month, that has got to be near the best in the world formula wise!

His training partner and my good friend AL CAYER topped this months rankings with nearly 1700 at 162 and 54 years old! He is TOTALLY capable of 705-451-649 1905 at 162 ON ANY GIVEN DAY!!! He will be doing some high profile shows coming out so watch out!!! Last two high profile shows he did was the APF masters nationals which he won overall BEST LIFTER and also the WABDL WORLDS where he also was BL and class winner!!

I train with two of the best friends and partners you could ask for.

Danimal Martin, 165 and 69 yeard old, competing July 4 in USPF California good for 451-303 and 551!!!!!!!

Robo Harris, 405 raw bencher at 52 years old and only 220! Look for him in USPF Cali to put up some big numbers as well!!

Add in your numbers or your friends numbers on this thread, MUCH RESPECT TO THE MASTERS!

Semper Fi

thegreatone
06-26-2009, 03:35 AM
That's awesome.

Ryano
06-26-2009, 05:07 AM
Best,so far, is 330Kg bench @ 290bw & 53 years old. I ain't done yet. Hoping to hit 750 at Carps BB4$ in a 2ply.

Rob Luyando
06-26-2009, 07:11 AM
Pops he said master lifter not Antique lifter. LOL!

Brian C
06-26-2009, 09:11 AM
Im 38 now and am training now for Master Class dominance n 2 years:strong:

Bob
06-26-2009, 01:06 PM
I'm not a great Masters lifter.. but I started PL at 41 and have made some nice progression.. last comp. was in Dec. 08 - Raw lifts were 474/342/512.5=1328 @242.. just missing my 500 SQ on the 3rd attempt.. and a 361 BP 3rd attempt b/c my arse came off the bench.

Recent gym raw lifts were 520/365/585... my DL has been really improving this year..
Would like to hit a raw total over 1450 this year in Dec. in 242s...
And then drop down to the 220s for a few yrs..

I'd like to try geared lifting... but, I'd like to see how far raw I can get.. plus the expense of it and competing in strongman competitions... and playing sports with the kids...

Too much fun and not enough time..
But I see myself lifting.. and hopefully competing well into my 60s... 70s.. maybe even 80s...
Just wish I had done PL and strongman back in my 20s... but you can't change the past...
So this is one Master that just loves getting stronger.. has a great time with other strength athletes..

BigTallOx
06-26-2009, 01:35 PM
I'm about in the same boat as Bob above. I started powerlifting when I was 42, about a year ago. I'm not a great masters lifter either, but I think I've made some really good progress for somebody starting powerlifting at my age. And I bet there aren't many ( if any ) other guys with arms as long as mine that can bench as much, lol. So far my best competition lifts are 475/368/530 and my best gym lifts are 525/365/545. ( I haven't tested my bench max in a while, but based on how I have been doing 405+ with boards the last few weeks, I think I could probably bench 405 to the chest. Its only a matter of time, but that will be a big accomplishment for me ) I'm hoping to total 1500 at my next full meet in September. I've also started training strongman events about a month ago, that's a lot of fun, both are something I wish I found earlier in life.

Ben Moore
06-26-2009, 02:20 PM
Mark Hammond that trains with us is 56 and benches 405 raw at just over 200lbs. Dude looks like he could step on stage at any time for a BB show if he wanted.

powerm64
06-26-2009, 02:54 PM
Started lifting at the age of 26, I'm now 45 years old have have best competition lifts of 540 squat, 480 bench and 510 deadlift. Not the best lifts in the world but have had fun over the years in competition.

mastermonster
06-28-2009, 07:24 PM
I'm 53 and started lifting at 14 (for football). My best total to date was at WPC Worlds in 05 in Finland at just short of 50. It was 2006 lbs. with a 804 squat, 600 bench and 600 DL as a light 308 (if I remember 283) all on opening weights. I made the PLUSA top 20 this month with my lifts from last years APF Masters Nationals at #9 total 1945 lbs. with 755-600-590 at 275s. It was an off day squatting but I'm happy it still landed at #10. My best squat in a meet was an 810 opener in May. I've done well over 900 in the gym and went down and up with 903 in a meet but I cut it short. Still looking for a 900+ squat in a meet and a meet 700+ bench when I finally tame a 2 ply (I've missed it a few times in meets / the 600s have been in 1 ply). My best raw meet lifts were 551 squat (no wraps) - 402 bench - 600 DL at 52 Y.O. My next meets are planned for Aug./Sept.

McLaughlin
06-28-2009, 10:31 PM
That's really cool to me. Keep up the good work guys.

I'm going to use this thread as proof for my dad that he's not "too old" to start lifting again. (45/290)

Priest
06-29-2009, 08:34 AM
I train with a guy named Gregg Damminga and this guy is in
the Fred Flintstone division and pulls 750+ and is getting stronger.

I also like watching Skinny Man Tee. That guy is a deadlift animal.

ritz600
06-29-2009, 04:55 PM
600 @ 242 40-44 age division in the benchpress in 2005. then ripped up my shoulder, but i am getting the itch back and hope to return sometime in the future. ritz

stik
07-01-2009, 01:38 PM
The Dammingas are remarkable people. I met them in May.

SGT ROCK
07-01-2009, 01:55 PM
I'm 53 and started lifting at 14 (for football). My best total to date was at WPC Worlds in 05 in Finland at just short of 50. It was 2006 lbs. with a 804 squat, 600 bench and 600 DL as a light 308 (if I remember 283) all on opening weights. I made the PLUSA top 20 this month with my lifts from last years APF Masters Nationals at #9 total 1945 lbs. with 755-600-590 at 275s. It was an off day squatting but I'm happy it still landed at #10. My best squat in a meet was an 810 opener in May. I've done well over 900 in the gym and went down and up with 903 in a meet but I cut it short. Still looking for a 900+ squat in a meet and a meet 700+ bench when I finally tame a 2 ply (I've missed it a few times in meets / the 600s have been in 1 ply). My best raw meet lifts were 551 squat (no wraps) - 402 bench - 600 DL at 52 Y.O. My next meets are planned for Aug./Sept.

BUDDY! I am STILL going to go down to my fav meet, hopefully NEXT time down in BAMA! If I go I will be dragging the usual crew with me, Guns Green, Caprari, Hawthorne, and I GURANTEE if I get down there Bubba will make a comeback, so that means YOU, have to get up there as well!!!!! Best of luck brother, tell Stacy and the whole gang big hello from SGT ROCK. Its only a matter of time before you put it together in one show, do NOT give up......I see you putting it together this year!!!

Semper Fi

Smallwood
07-01-2009, 09:24 PM
I train with a guy named Wayne Smallwood, my grandpa. Not very often guys get to say they "train" with their grandpa, but he benches 460 equipped at 198 at 68 years old. We compete in Son Light Power meets. I have tried to convince him to do some travelling and hit some meets up. A lot of these master's records are ridiculously lower than 460. BTW, he is a living testament to how powerlifting keeps a man healthy. He is 68 and looks not a day over 40.

mastermonster
07-02-2009, 11:28 PM
BUDDY! I am STILL going to go down to my fav meet, hopefully NEXT time down in BAMA! If I go I will be dragging the usual crew with me, Guns Green, Caprari, Hawthorne, and I GURANTEE if I get down there Bubba will make a comeback, so that means YOU, have to get up there as well!!!!! Best of luck brother, tell Stacy and the whole gang big hello from SGT ROCK. Its only a matter of time before you put it together in one show, do NOT give up......I see you putting it together this year!!!

Semper Fi

Thanks Brent! It all falling together this year would be nice! I ain't gettin' any younger! I'd love to see Bubba comeback. He was just starting to take off when he got out! Looking forward to seeing you!

P.S. Greg Damminga just keeps getting better every meet! He's like a machine! He and Debbie are great people!

UncleAl
07-03-2009, 07:08 AM
Hey Brent,

First of all, I'm a big fan and during my last deadlift cycle, I followed one of your published routines and finally got onto PL Watch's top 50 raw deadlift list (148s). Thank you!

I started powerlifting two years ago at age 61. My best raw pulls (so far) are 425 at 148 and 450 at 165. If my reseach is correct, the best RAW deadlifts in those weightclasses for age 60+ lifters (all federations) are Rober Cortez's 485 (148, AAU) and Art Menton's 501 (165, this year's RAW Unity meet). So, although I have a ways to go, it's not like either is out of the question (if I can ever stop overtraining -- aka incorporating bodybuilding into my PL workouts, so I can be strong AND pretty.)

My bench press has been stagnated at 240 since I turned 60, and with aging shoulders and low testosterone, I don't have much hope for improving...but I keep trying. I have just started playing around with a shirt, and I think this may be only way I can get that lift up to respectable numbers again.

Bob
07-03-2009, 08:35 AM
This is awesome Uncle Al.. and worthy of a fan club.. congrats and good luck with the continued progression and going for the records.
Hey Brent,

First of all, I'm a big fan and during my last deadlift cycle, I followed one of your published routines and finally got onto PL Watch's top 50 raw deadlift list (148s). Thank you!

I started powerlifting two years ago at age 61. My best raw pulls (so far) are 425 at 148 and 450 at 165.

Brian C
07-03-2009, 08:38 AM
BTW, he is a living testament to how powerlifting keeps a man healthy. He is 68 and looks not a day over 40.

Im almost 40 and feel 68 on most days lol. Thats so cool you lift with him. God, he would demolish most records of his age

Smallwood
07-03-2009, 06:58 PM
I understand the feeling old thing. Big squats equal goodbye hip flexors for me. I try to convince him to pursue records, but he is content with trying to break pr's in small meets. Thanks for the props though Brian. Its a blast lifting with my grandpa.

UncleAl
07-04-2009, 07:18 AM
... congrats and good luck with the continued progression and going for the records.

Thanks for the encouragement, Bob. I'm hoping to get some valuable input here when I start posting my workouts.

smitsky
07-04-2009, 09:16 AM
Thanks Sgt. Rock!

Age: 48
Years Competing: 2

Best Lifts in Competition:

Squat: 287 (raw w/ wraps); 336 (single ply)
Bench: 243 (raw); 281 (single ply)
Deadlift: 414 (raw); 435 (single ply)

My Squat numbers are lower due to chronic back problems.