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    I like the bench rule changes, I use my squat shoes for bench and my feet have a tendency to slip when I get leg drive. I've missed a couple attempts this way....
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    Good news is that if you don't like the new rules you can choose not to lift in the ipf.
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    I guess I will have to drop a few pounds. I compete 242 and I am currently at 238lbs. This change will be good for guys that are weighing light in there current weight class. It is great to hear they are going to have a raw worlds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Wylie View Post
    I guess I will have to drop a few pounds. I compete 242 and I am currently at 238lbs. This change will be good for guys that are weighing light in there current weight class. It is great to hear they are going to have a raw worlds.
    Lucky you. I sit around 250 and cut water for meets... I was planning on cutting weight to 240ish anyway, Now I just gotta drop more lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottYard View Post
    Good news is that if you don't like the new rules you can choose not to lift in the ipf.
    Thats the best part of all of this.

    I haven't been a fan of the IPF for the last few years for various reasons. These rule changes just prove me correct in my mind.
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    So, the IPF are a single ply federation right? Are they having unequipped events now too? Or have they always done that?

    Also, I agree on less weight class = better, but it's ****ing powerlifting and the weight classes need to be distributed accordingly. They aren't distance runners, get some heavier weight classes. I really do think there should be another weight class somewhere around 300lbs, 265lbs is just too low to say that anything above that is a SHW, IMO.

    I like the new bench rules, and honestly I'd like a "no handoff" rule but that's just me. It's not something I'd want in all feds but it makes perfect sense for the IPF. If you have to walk out your squats, why not have to unrack your own bar to bench?

    Sidenote: The other day the thought of inventing a bench mono lift popped into my head. Good idea or bad?

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    Actually, the monolift came about from a self-spotting bench prototype.
    As long as there is single-ply gear, the IPF will have a handoff. If not, say goodbye to a lot of lifters.
    http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/node/17076

    According to Marksteiner, around 73% of the USAPL will be in the top four weight classes lol. If you look at the SHW class, only 2% of the current IPF population falls under that 120+ guideline, yet in the USAPL that number is near 15%. American lifters are just heavier period, which is probably why we're the only country complaining about that lol.

    I also have no idea why they dropped the lowest subjunior/junior weight class for women when the 114 class for men didnt drop. There's barely anyone in those classes period. As much as the people (cough gear companies cough) don't want to admit, unequipped is the only way the IOC wants to see powerlifting. And at an international level, more lifters can get into the sport due to simplicity of training, cost, etc. IF all these changes were just to appease to the IOC, then this was a mistake, because it simply isn't going to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodandThunder View Post
    Yea, if you look at Joe Marksteiner's numbers on the PWatch post, around only 4 percent of the IPF population is above 120 kg. Hence consolidating 125 and SHW. Contrast the USAPL and the IPF percentages, it shows the American influence on powerlifting, in gaining weight until your Wilks or DL suffers. This was also done per suggestion when looking at the Wilks formula per the agenda. From an administrative/television standpoint, fewer classes would work better. Means you can test more people per weight class for the same price.

    I still liked the WPO Light/middle/heavy weight class breakdown and really wish they did that.
    I agree. The old WPO weight class format would be good if all the feds would go to it. But it will never happen. Too many people like thin classes and easy 1st place trophies. With all of the divisions and weight classes you'll have like 32 or more 1st place trophies at a lot of state meets. When everybody in the meet gets 1st, it might as well be a T ball awards banquet; where everybody on the team gets an MVP trophy. I got a few people stirred up at PLWATCH on this same topic by suggesting starting weight classes at 165s and doing away with Jr. divisions (20-23) and starting Masters at 50+.
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