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14 minutes ago, Bigken1985 said:

Hey Geoff. Just realized who you were. Seems I'm the only one that used my real name on here lol. Good luck for Centrals. Keep it going 

 

Unsure if its the case here but I think lots of people like the (varying) degree of anonymity provided by not using their real name as their username on here.

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7 minutes ago, PETN said:

 

Unsure if its the case here but I think lots of people like the (varying) degree of anonymity provided by not using their real name as their username on here.

I guess. But it does make it hard sometimes to know who is who in the real world etc. Did not realise it was a secret society on here lol

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Comp report - 2016 Central Districts Regional Champs

 

felt good rolling into this one, but I think a cup of the buzziest coffee set my nerves racing, so I was a bit cautious.

 

Squats

1st - 200kg (down from 205) popped up after some nerves. WWW

2nd - 207.5 kg - bit of a grind thru the midpoint but up OK. WWW

3rd - 215kg.  Probably my best squat of the day, sneaky 2.5kg PB. WWW 

 

Bench

1st - 105kg. Nice and conservative.  WWW

2nd - 117.5kg - Popped up sweetly. WWW

3rd - 125kg - also popped up, no sticking thru the transition. WWW and 5kg all-time PB

 

Deadlift

1st - 210. WWW

2nd - 220. WWW

3rd - 230. WWW - unremarkable, a wee bit shy of my PB of 235, but enough to lock in a total of 570, well over the 497.5kg qualifying total required for Oceania champs 

 

Great day, considering the unusual pre-comp nerves.  Made a note to wait until after squats to have more coffee!  First outing in heels, felt good, and use of wrist wraps probably helped with bench.  

 

Big crowd at the comp - spread over two days..some epic lifts, including a 215kg raw deadlift by Tasha Williams, and Ethan Foot having two cracks at a 350kg equipped deadlift which would have given him a 900kg total.  

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On 10/04/2016 at 8:08 PM, Bigken1985 said:

I guess. But it does make it hard sometimes to know who is who in the real world etc. Did not realise it was a secret society on here lol

I think it's also that some of our members have been here for years - TFB joined in 2007 - and back then everyone used an anonymous name when they went on the interweb. It's just what you did. But I think now as social media becomes more and more a part of our lives, people are slowly caring less about anonymity.

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Saturday 19th November - Powerhouse

The Powerhouse Open BBro

Squats
205 kg - RWR - depth
210 kg - RWW - depth
215 kg - WWW

Bench
110 kg - WWW
120 kg - WWW
127.5 kg - WWW - 2.5 kg PB all-time, missed that at Nats

Deadlift
225 kg - WWW
240 kg - WWW, 2kg PB and unofficial NZ Record
250 kg - RRR grip failed me at the very top, about a half-second after the down command. Grrr
Total - 582.5 kg, up 4.5 kg from Nationals.

Squat depth was down, inexplicably, to depth - it was "just above" but each successive squat got better and better.  Jumps were conservative - 5kgs rather than 10kg, but that's OK, I know the big jumps are there if I need them.


Bench worked a treat - something left for the Asia-Oceania champs, perhaps.


Deadlift - warm-ups felt OK, 225 was good to get a feel for the platform and pick a sighting point. 240 was good - nice to get a competition rep at that weight. I initially nominated 247.5 for third, but decided to change up. 250kg came off the floor quickly enough, got it to (admittedly a faintly soft) lock-out, got the down call and left hand gave out so I was red-lighted on 'failure to maintain control'.  Something I can work on, for sure.

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18 hours ago, Realtalk said:

Good result overall bro! You must be happy with yourself.

 

Why was the deadlift record not official?

 

any videos of your lifts?

Cheers RT- it was a good day. 

 

Under NZPF rules, NZ records can only be set at Nationals or North/ South Island Champs, or at international comps, so that's why it wasn't official.

 

I think OB may have saved the live-stream, but otherwise nope...which when I think about it is a good thing, given the state of my first two squats :-o

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23 April 2017 - the 2017 CDPA Champs Report (my 6th consecutive CDs):

 

Pretty good day under the bar...couple of learnings still to do, but that's how we roll.

Squats: 210 WWW, 220 RWW 227.5 WWR equal all-time PB
Bench: 115 WWW, 125 WWW, 130 RRR equal all-time PB
Deads: 225 WWW, 240 WWW, 247.5 WWW

 

Picked up the elusive 600kg total - not bad for an old fella. 

 

Squats were OK, not sure why I corkscrewed the 220, probably wasn't making sure both glutes were firing 1f641.png:( and then swapped sides for the third) but it went up. Equalled my third at Oceanias - which is good for my (rarely seen) consistency 1f642.png:)

 

Bench - maybe the first-second jump was a bit big, it was a grind, and the third stalled at about 1/3 ROM. Nonetheless, I was happy to take the 125 1f642.png:)

 

Deadlift - all went up OK. 250 might have been there, but I had my eye on the symbolic 600kg total, and locking in qualifying for the year ahead.

 

Looking ahead - will be wanting to clean up my technique, so that it doesn't turn to custard under fatigue, and pick up my deadlift game (heheheh) a wee bit.

 

chalked-up, and going every time - she was looking after lifters most of the day, working hard for us 1f642.png:)

It was another fantastic weekend at the House, thanks to the refs Paul McM, PT Jr, Vee, Matt and Robert who put in long days - Robert did both, Vee refereed the day after competing!. The Spotter loader crew really worked hard, and made a lot of great savesl.

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Last comp of the year - 2017 Powerhouse Open  1f642.png🙂

 

Dunno why I didn't report on the 2017 Nationals... 

 

My first equipped comp after six years of classic.

 

Build-up was decidedly sub-par - work commitments meant that for four of the past six weeks, heavy day Saturday was about all I did... but. Warm-ups went well, so I committed to the plan....

 

Squats (loose 48 Centurion squat suit):
230kg Good lift two-to-one
240kg Good lift three white lights
250kg Good lift two-to-one - a hip misalignment meant my left side was higher, but it's close!

 

Bench (loose 54 Fury bench shirt):
130kg Good lift three whites
140kg Good lift three whites - bar-path got squirrely on the descent but it popped straight up.
150kg Good lift three whites

 

Deadlift (done classic)
200kg Good lift three whites
230kg Good lift three whites
250kg No lift - stalled at knee height. 240kg might have been a safer option but today wasn't about safe...

 

The squats felt good - walking out with 250kg up, I didn't get the "OMG this is heavy" feeling, and it popped up nice.

Likewise the bench - as a mate said, 150kg has to be my new opener. 

Deadlift - I am struggling technique-wise with swapping to Sumo, but when OB pointed out that the point of sumo was the suit, and conventional would be OK, I took the hint (eventually). 230kg was good, first time in my hands since Nationals. The 250kg stalled probably because of the bigger increments in lifts, extra fatigue from the equipped work... but it moved off the floor which is more than I expected.

 

Total:
250kg squat        (vs 227.5kg raw PB)
150kg bench       (vs 132.5kg raw PB)
230kg deadlift    (vs 250kg PB back at Oceanias last Dec).
630kg total          (vs 587.5kg classic PB at Nationals, 600kg at CD champs in April).

 

So, I was getting about 10% out of loose equipment after only 3 months to convert.  Guess I'd better get some tight stuff! Bring on 2018. 

 

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Good numbers, TFB!

 

On 24/11/2017 at 7:21 PM, teamfatboy said:

OB pointed out that the point of sumo was the suit

So do you get more out of the suit by lifting sumo? Interesting. Not that it applies to me, never having lifted equipped (and being somewhat slack on the deadlift front overall), but I just find sumo works better for my limb lengths and/or inflexibilities.

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On ‎11‎/‎26‎/‎2017 at 3:15 PM, Pseudonym said:

Good numbers, TFB!

 

So do you get more out of the suit by lifting sumo? Interesting. Not that it applies to me, never having lifted equipped (and being somewhat slack on the deadlift front overall), but I just find sumo works better for my limb lengths and/or inflexibilities.

Chur, Pseu!  it was good fun!

 

I think that yes, in my specific case, the intent of the build-up had been to make the most of the suit, which was a squat suit, not a purpose-designed deadlift suit.  Shifting the emphasis back to glutes/ hamstrings (which I could feel sumo doing, even classic) from quads.  

 

But, I may be wrong :) 

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i think if you look at the mechanics of a sumo DL vs a conventional DL, it logically would get more from a suit. Tension from the suit lends itself well to the movement you would go through in a sumo dl, but conventional is more of a hinge that the suit can't do a heap for. thats my basic understanding anyway

 

think squatting the weight up (sumo) vs crane levering it up (conventional)

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On ‎11‎/‎29‎/‎2017 at 3:20 PM, maccaz said:

i think if you look at the mechanics of a sumo DL vs a conventional DL, it logically would get more from a suit. Tension from the suit lends itself well to the movement you would go through in a sumo dl, but conventional is more of a hinge that the suit can't do a heap for. thats my basic understanding anyway

 

think squatting the weight up (sumo) vs crane levering it up (conventional)

Nice way of putting it... cheers Maccaz!

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