When you compete in strongman, powerlifting or bench press meet, which is more important:
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.
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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.
PR's. The only person I'm competing against is myself.
23 years old
6'3, 308 lbs
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.
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.
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...
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
Can't wait 'til tomorrow, 'cause I get stronger every day!
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.
I shoot for PR's until someone is close to me, then it's all about winning.
PRs at meets for me.
(SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198
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It's all about PRs, for sure.
Last edited by Bergs; 08-26-2008 at 07:19 PM.
DL 650x1 (raw)
SQ 479x1 (raw), 700x1(suit+briefs)
BP 395x1 (raw), 457x1 (single ply)
Current: 6'1, 265; Goal: 6'6, 270