The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    bench, deadlift & eat!!!!! Mic Soloist's Avatar
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    What Would A 210 Person Need To Lift To Compete In A Small Powerlifting Tourny??

    I've been doing some powerlifting recently, and I'm getting fairly strong, but I know a 210 person would need to be a lot stronger than me. But I was curious what I'd need to hit to be fairly competitive in a contest?

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    Senior Member jtteg_x's Avatar
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    found this on another thread.

    find the body weight that most decribes you. add your bench, squat, and deadlift digits and figure out your total...
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    your do fine.
    GO along and enjoy yourself.

    as being competive, depends how many other good people turn up.

    as jttig diagram, it does not say wether this equipped or unequipped lifts or drug test or not.
    They can make a big difference to how good those totals are.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    Just go and do one. You'll have a lot of fun and learn a lot too.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    another reason is to go along to a lift.

    is to get used to competing under pressure. i have seen people fail lifts (my house mate) as he panicked when he lifted and failed twice at 264 pounds. yet in the gym hes done over 300 pound. He did get his 3rd lift.
    he forgot about pausing at the top etc.
    your nerve go after a while
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mic Soloist
    I've been doing some powerlifting recently, and I'm getting fairly strong, but I know a 210 person would need to be a lot stronger than me. But I was curious what I'd need to hit to be fairly competitive in a contest?
    It really depends on the federation and the level of competition. I get my arse handed to me in most competitions, but because there are so many divisions (weight, age, drug-free/pure, novice, pro/amateur, full-power, bp only, push-pull only, etc.) I usually end up taking home a trophy anyway. I don't lift for placings anyway - they are a lot of fun! Go and have a good time!

    edit: To answer your question, for most meets, (looking at the chart linked by jtteg_x) a total in the "class I" will usually be pretty competitive. "Class II" and even "class III" totals will often win many divisions, especially if its a local meet.
    Last edited by Sensei; 09-29-2005 at 02:49 PM.

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    i wish i had reasonable numbers to go for the great expierence and whatnot. forget about seeing who can lift more, if you never been to an event like this, id go to just get the jist of it imo

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    Sweet, I am a class IV... if I weighed 50lbs less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge Sanchez
    Sweet, I am a class IV... if I weighed 50lbs less.
    rofl, same here

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    lol, getting to class IV is my goal so far.

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    If I were 50lbs less I'd be close to Elite. I'm hoping to total a class II at my next meet (which will be my first full one).

    But seriously, Powerlifting is probably the most friendly competition you will ever see. I've had nothing but good experiences. Everyone (for the most part) wants to see you succeed and a lot of the stronger guys will give you advice on technique, form, or just about anything. No matter what your skill level, you will get nothing but support when you have the guts to step up on that platform.

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    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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