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    How long before you achieved an Elite Total?

    For you competitors out there, how long did it take for you to achieve an elite total? and speaking of elite totals, is there a standardized chart for raw, single and multiply geared lifters? What advice can you give someone who is working their way up the ladder?


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    You need to check the federation you are competing in. The numbers are similar, but each fed has their own specific numbers for ELITE for each weight class.
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    JK1 is correct.... each fed has its own numbers. I mostly compete APF so I go by the one posted at www.worldpowerliftingcongress.com

    My first contest was in 2008, I came up 100lbs short.
    In '09 as an AAPF lifter I hit the AAPF elite total, and set my sights on the APF elite total.
    In '10 I hit an APF elite total as an AAPF lifter.

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    It took me ~3.5 yeas from 1289 at my first meet to 1940 (multi-ply elite @242). Find people that are a lot stronger then you and ask for help. Before I had my own gym, once a month I'd drive 2 hours each way to Super Training to get coaching. The guys up there were stronger than anyone I knew or trained with.
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    It took me about 2 years....

    My first full meet I was 17@198 and I squatted 507 in just knee wraps, benched 341 wearing an Inzer blast shirt and deadlifted 507 raw for a 1355 total.
    My last full meet as a teen, I was 19@242 and I squatted 810, benched 523, and deadlifted 622 for an APF Elite total of 1955. (I just missed 677 deadlift for a 2010 total).

    I agree with Marcus, I would find a team if you can or just some stronger guys that you can train with and ask questions.
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    It's kind of a complex answer for me. I've been training since age 14; almost 55 now. I trained for a variety of reasons for a loooooong portion of that time. Football, bodybuilding, boxing, full-contact karate, and powerlifting. Often doing more than one of those things at the same time span. A large portion as a powerlifter and bodybuilder at the same time. I finally gave in to the idea that I couldn't be my best at anything trying to be everything! So, in 2002 I went 'all in' just as a powerlifter and put all of my training and focus in it. So, from that time it took me about 3 years (2005) to make elite. I was 49 years old.
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    I hit my first elite total when I was 21

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    An elite total is an elite total. Raw or gear. When the aau created the elite totals they were based off wraps only.
    Best raw meet lifts
    Squat:765 with wraps. / 700 raw with out wraps
    Bench: 525
    Deadlift: 755
    Total: Raw with wraps: 2000. with out wraps: 1925

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    1050, 840, 715. Total: 2605

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    Under a year of training, an elite total in multiply gear doesn't take very much strength. An elite total in wraps only is a huge accomplishment though, as Scott said thats what they are designed for. I think the Pro totals are better to look at for geared lifting.
    960/530/749 @ 242
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    I compete raw or single ply in the USPF, USPA, APA and UPA. I didn't realize until now each federation has their own standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SELK View Post
    Under a year of training, an elite total in multiply gear doesn't take very much strength. An elite total in wraps only is a huge accomplishment though, as Scott said thats what they are designed for. I think the Pro totals are better to look at for geared lifting.
    I agree.
    Best raw meet lifts
    Squat:765 with wraps. / 700 raw with out wraps
    Bench: 525
    Deadlift: 755
    Total: Raw with wraps: 2000. with out wraps: 1925

    Best lifts Equipped
    1050, 840, 715. Total: 2605

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