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mickyjune26
02-02-2007, 04:32 PM
The more I lift, the more I'm enjoying the how much i lift vs. what I look like. Question - Is 6'7" too tall for a powerlifter?

If not, does this pretty much mean I need to be over 275 in order to have a chance a ranking?

I'm going to be going to some of my first meets in the next few months to get a feel for things.

nothing beats breaking a previouis lifting record. Nothing.

Paul Stagg
02-02-2007, 04:47 PM
Nope. Anyone can be a powerlifter.

If you want to be at the top - you'll have to be a SHW.

mickyjune26
02-02-2007, 04:48 PM
Got it. well, I'll start by going to the meets and getting my core big three over 1,000. I don't know why, but I'm really excited right now.

We'll see how things go.

HeavyBomber
02-02-2007, 05:03 PM
Last Winter there was a dude at a local push/pull meet that stood about 6'4" and he dead lifted 700 lbs that day and smoked me and everyone else.
He was big but not super huge and he wasn't fat by any means. The lift was incredible.

bill
02-02-2007, 05:49 PM
Rhodehouse is tall, not sure of the ht. He's making some impressive lifts. An old guy that was a favorite of mine is Dave Pasenella RIP, you may find something on him youtube or google. Really was on his way to be one of the very best.

levronefan
02-02-2007, 07:22 PM
not a powerlifter, but extremely strong, sebastian wenta

on the right hand side next to tochek, i think he is in the neighborhood of
6'6" - 6'7" and weighs around 320,

cant stress how strong he is though, INCREDIBLE

http://www.anetaflorczyk.com/tymczas/wenta/DSC_0030.JPG

ThatSkinnyGuy
02-02-2007, 11:28 PM
He competed at the 2006 World Strongman, didn't he? If he's the guy I'm thinking of then I agree entirely, he's a freaking monster. Of course, it's hard to be anything less than extremely strong when you're a proportionate 6' 7"!

levronefan
02-03-2007, 01:05 AM
yep thats him, very impressive at the 2006 wsm for a first time trip

vdizenzo
02-03-2007, 06:23 AM
I am not sure how tall Rhodes is, he looks to be about 7'5" but that just may be a result of him being so skinny. Seriously though, one of my old training partners used to run 6'8" 385 and that sob was hard as a rock. My advice, just start training and see where it takes you. Good luck and have fun.

drew
02-03-2007, 06:00 PM
I think Rhodes is around 6'5" but it seems like his arms are each 4 feet long when he benches.

RhodeHouse
02-04-2007, 02:07 PM
I am a ripped and shredded 6'4". I stress, ripped and shredded. If you wanna powerlift, do it. Don't get caught up in numbers and records. Just start lifting heavy weights and your hard work will pay off. PLing is a marathon. Put the work in and you'll benefit.

dw06wu
02-05-2007, 09:28 PM
most of the WSM guys are freaking tall as hell. 6'7 is definitely not too tall. I would start questioning power lifting height at like 6'10 or 7'.

mickyjune26
02-06-2007, 12:37 PM
Recorded myself the other day. If I'm not standing next to anyone, I look really skinny, but if I'm next to someone, my mass looks a little better. I'm curious to see how much I'll weigh when I can hit my goals of 350, 425 and 500 on the big 3!

Thanks for the encouragement, all. This year is going to be a great year! Heading to the gym tonight to start westside!