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    What's more important: pr, records or win

    When you compete in strongman, powerlifting or bench press meet, which is more important:

    1. pr
    2. record
    3. win/trophy

    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.

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    PR's. The only person I'm competing against is myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTallOx View Post
    PR's. The only person I'm competing against is myself.
    i agree. this is how you get to the top.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTallOx View Post
    PR's. The only person I'm competing against is myself.
    Well said.

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    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...

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    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!

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    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.

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    Records and winning are great but PR's are best!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by waynedang View Post
    Records and winning are great but PR's are best!!!

    Winning is not Winning if there are no PRs involved

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    PRs at meets for me.
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    It's all about PRs, for sure.
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