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Thread: how strict are PL federation rules?

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    Senior Member jtteg_x's Avatar
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    how strict are PL federation rules?

    just wanted to see how strict judges are outside of California. Over here, me and my buddies get called on for little stuff such as heel slightly lifting off the ground during a press, index finger not touching the ring, foot sliding away during a press due to slippery surface, and when you make the annoucement that the lifter is going to attempt the state/american record, the judges get in super strict mode. We record every competition lift and noticed that the side judges focus more on body positioning. How is it on the east coast? southside? world's show? I'm more interested in bench pressing judgments. But please do include your squat and deadlift exp.

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    GFH Lones Green's Avatar
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    it all depends on the federation, man
    23 years old
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    825 Squat
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    1905 total

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    Senior Member Sensei's Avatar
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    Depends on the federation and the judge(s) and (sometimes) who the competitor is.
    Last edited by Sensei; 02-28-2008 at 06:47 AM.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Westside Bencher Travis Bell's Avatar
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    what fed are you competing in?

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    Fear No Weight BPM Osgood's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    Depends on the federation and the judge(s) and (sometimes) who the competitor is.
    Bro you are right ON THE MONEY HERE Bro! Ive Had side Judges tell me my ass has come off the bench.... Im 5'2" with short limbs lol and my ass CANT come off the bench! lol

    When I judge, I dont care if its your first meet, your last meet, World records, state record, everyone is the same and I judge everyone equal!
    Ain't Nothin 2 It But 2 Do It!
    BPM Osgood

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    Senior Member jtteg_x's Avatar
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    APC has people who dont even lift as side judges
    USPF is just super strict overall

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