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  1. 4 points
    Ok, I've sorted everything out, here is what I have: Bench Press Shirts Inzer - 48 x2 Titan - 50 Inzer - 52 Inzer - 54 x2 Inzer - 56 x3 Inzer - 58 Inzer - Unknown size Squat Suits Inzer - 32 Inzer - 34 SOLD Inzer Z-Suit - 36 Crain - 40 Titan - 2XL Titan - Unknown Size x2 (I think these are close to size 36) Knee Wraps Inzer - SOLD They are all used, but seem to be in pretty good condition. My understanding is they have not been used too much. I've also attached a couple photos.
  2. 3 points
    soundsgood

    Bicep Pain

    I think every single powerlifter on the forum has the same issue bro Check this out, it's helping me
  3. 3 points
    BeastBuilder

    Bicep Pain

    Someone brought this up recently I think, it's an issue a lot of people get from Squats when you are lacking upper back tightness and too much load going on your Arm and Elbow. Generally shows itself on Bench so people assume it's that but it's the lack of technique on Squat that is usually the culprit. Especially when going low bar and with more frequent Squatting and Benching. Work on Shoulder mobility so you get into a stronger better position when Squatting, and squeeze your whole upper back, including Lats, like there is no tomorrow, should take the load off your Arms. Just tendinitis usually so icing your elbows for a few days and then heating them should help get rid of the initial inflammation and if you fix the underlying technical or mobility issues you should be fine.
  4. 2 points
    Realtalk

    overseas coaches

    Didn't bother saying in other thread because OP specifically asked not to. But since this is a new thread - It's hype and it's a rip off. Well actually maybe not rip off but it's over priced. Just my opinion. most people are prepared to help for a couple it bucks and in a lot of cases nothing if you are genuine and will listen to what they say and give your best efforts. exactly completely agree Harry good points. Wealth of knowledge in NZ. Most of the accomplishments are unknown because they were done well before social media which is sad in a way but I don't think it bothers the people who did them in the slightest. Different types of people.
  5. 2 points
    Old Bull

    Beaten Paths are For Beaten Men

    Saturday 25/01/2014 WBOP Regional Champs Weight: 102.85kgs pretty happy with this and after a pretty big dinner and breakfast. Squat Warm up: 46 Centurion straps down, 60kg x 3, 100kg x 3, Straps up Loose Wraps 120kgs x 2 140kgs x 2, 160kg x 1, changed opener from 190 to 180 165kgs x1 1st Attempt: 180kgs 3 Whites Set up good just a bit nervous, very unsteady lift was pretty ugly and rough. good lift 2nd Attempt : 190kgs 2 Whites 1 Red Set up a lot better, feet wider, good pop in the hole, lot better than the first rep, weight felt fine. 1 Red for Depth left side. 3rd Attempt : 205kg 2 Reds 1 White Set up good, speed not to bad thought it was there but no, short on depth, 2 Reds, 1 White from JP. Bench Press Warm up: Bar x 5, Sling Shot 40kg x 3, 60kg x 2, SK 50 Shirt 75kg x 1, 85ks x 1 1st Attempt: 95kgs 3 Whites Came down good, seemed to be a long press but time out of the game. Good lockout comfortable Good lift. 2nd Attempt : 100kgs 3 Whites Good drop and Fast off the chest, tight at lockout, good lift 3rd Attempt : 105kgs 3 Reds Good set up nice drop but hit the safety they had not changed it threw me off line, asked to grab it. No Lift. Deadlift Warm up: 46 Centurion straps down, 100kgs x 1, 120kg x 1 Add Belt straps up 140kgs x 1. 1st Attempt 160kgs: 3 whites Easy opener, good off the floor fast finish 2nd Attempt : 172.5kgs 3 Whites Same as the First, less time in the hole, good all the way to lock out. 3rd Attempt : 185gs 3 Whites Same setup as the 2nd, came off the floor good through to lockout. Lifts 7 from 9 Squat 190kgs Last comp 200kgs Bench 100kgs Last comp 112.5kgs Dead 185kgs Last Comp 190kgs Total 475kgs Last comp 502.5kgs Total 475kgs Comments: Weight surprised me as I had 2 plates of Meatloaf for dinner, Toast Bacon eggs for Breakfast the lightest I have been for a long time Squats: Warm ups were so so, I started early 45 minutes out, as we got delays for a number of reasons. Weight just did not feel right so I droppeed my opener form 190kgs to 180kgs put the ego aside and decided to go with the brain. Opener just a lot of nerves not settled vid looks ok but there was a loot going sunk it was happy with what I thought was depth 3 whites. For the second went up 10kgs to 190kgs, better setup than the first, feet wider. Went down pushed it a little bit more the extra 10kgs helped, nice and fast came back up 1 Red 2 Whites. The third, decided on 205kgs as the 2nd was pretty good, set up was good, transition on the way felt tough but pretty sure i had it. 2 Reds 1 White from Julian he does not give them out easily happy with how it went though. Bench: Was hopping for 3 good lifts 5kg jumps, I kept my opener at 95. Opener was good amd what I expected, 3 Whites. Increased by 5kgs for 2nd, dropped good hit the sweet spot, came off the chest nice and fast, good lockout, 3 Whites. Went up 5kgs went to unrack hooks were higher on the way down hit the safety at the bottom new spotters did not change the Rack or Safety threw me out so just told them to grab it. Did not protest just handled it not going for WRs so no biggie 3 Reds. Deads: Again wanted to finish strong here Opener 160 dropped this at the weigh in, good setup felt really light go figure popped up 3 whites. Then went to 172.5 on the second, that was the same as the first 3 Whites. Third attempt jumped to 185kgs, same as the first 2 but the better of the 3 lifts. Was a pleasure to be back lifting with Costa Tonka Tu and the rest of the WBOP team. Just real happy to be back on the platform It has been a long 3 years of not lifting and just to get back on the platform was a big milestone. Want to thank, the spotter loaders and all the Support crew and refs, great atmosphere as always in the WBOP Things did not go as planned, wanted 9/9 and 500kgs but some maybe unforced errors on 2 lifts. Not deep enough on my 3rd Squat and maybe should have asked for a re attempt but still happy. Got a lot of positives from this comp. It is a start to the build up to 2017. There are a few issues from my injury that need to be addressed, The wrist is hindering me in the Bench and Deadlift, it is hard to lock the elbow at the start and finish of the Bench, and the grip on the Dead even with the Hook Grip is hard to hold. The right hip use to run high now it is the left lol. This makes the right side drop down and the left to go up, giving me reds on that side. Verdict: A lot of work needs to put into this Classic/Antique model to get it back into a current new edition. So the plan will be worked out over the next week, structure of comps/training and set little targets and goals. Surprised with how the Deadlift went as this was my worst lift in training, I struggled really struggled with 180kgs. Weight was where I wanted it now to drop below a 100kgs for Nationals Good to stay at Tonkaville and finally lift instead of being a passenger to lift again ithe the WBOP crew and the President has been a long time coming. OB 1
  6. 2 points
    M.T

    Juggernaut Barbell

    Latest test a few weeks after the above. Gave 2nd attempts a bash, not my best effort so i'll readjust goals for comp next Sunday after a good deload should be a lot cleaner. Shown is 230/240, 165/172, 260/275 @106.5
  7. 2 points
    Wookie

    2017 log

    Neither. Just trying to look good in the soft suit.
  8. 1 point
    I apologize in advance if this is the wrong forum for this, I'm new. Anyway, my boss is an ex-powerlifter and has a ton of used bench press shirts, squat suits, and knee wraps of various brands and sizes. He used to get them for free from sponsors for competitions. He hasn't use them in years, and recently handed me the pile and said "sell these". I haven't seen anything similar on TradeMe so I wasn't sure if that was the best place to try to sell them. Does anyone have any ideas, or interest in buying some? I'm not sure what these would even sell for but he told me the bench press shirts were fairly expensive. I am in Christchurch btw, if anyone would like to take a look at what I have.
  9. 1 point
    jimmybro1

    overseas coaches

    People get coached by individuals like this for exposure. Just my opinion. People care more about social media than their bank account or lifts. Whatever it takes right babe
  10. 1 point
    Wookie

    overseas coaches

    If you have money for jam, I'd look up Chad Wesley Smith, become one of his online clients. That guy is a freaking Jedi. He helped turn Brandon Allen from a 900 total to 1000 in under 6 months. I think the fact remains, no one is getting the best possible deal by getting a cookie-cutter program. And cookie-cutter technique advice is arguably even worse. So if you pay $3-400 for a cookie-cutter program, you're not getting a good deal. I'd use that as a framework when evaluating coaches and seminars etc. I will happily admit that though I personalise programs, I'm not giving truly advanced programming. And I'm certainly not capable of giving truly advanced technique advice, which is why I sent Realtalk to Simanu for bench help.
  11. 1 point
    Realtalk

    overseas coaches

    I just think if 20 people show up to a seminar run by a guy and pay $300 a head... Don't they all collectively think we are paying him $6000? I would be thinking that. do you think you are getting $300 worth of value out of that. What's the amazing secret that we don't know that's gonna be revealed in this seminar. no one will go anyway. Thomas Lilley wanted $100aud for a day seminar and no one put their money where their mouth is. It's all talk.
  12. 1 point
    HarryB

    overseas coaches

    Exactly why I didn't say it in the other thread :)
  13. 1 point
    Wookie

    overseas coaches

    The fact remains is there are better people out there than in NZ especially when it comes to things like powerlifting. That said, I would guarantee a Millen/Ian King seminar would be outstanding. I've been to a Reuben Simanu bench press seminar - 265kg raw and drug free (yes, I rarely say that) - the guy is insanely good and didn't get a big bench simply by loading up on gear. That said, if I was going to drop $300 on an all-day seminar, there are probably a handful of people I would say it would be really worth your while. The problem is, is those people likely don't come to mind when 'wish-list' seminar speakers are talked about. I've been told the exact training cycle of one of the most well-known powerlifting crews in the world. The type that people would think to pay $300 for. It's basically "Week 1: Squat really hard for a triple and deadlift light. Week 2: Deadlift really hard for a triple and squat light. Week 3: Squat really hard for a max double and deadlift light...etc" for 8 weeks. If anything is needed in this country, it's just a seminar on how to follow a program for longer than a week.
  14. 1 point
    BeastBuilder

    Building The Beast

    Yea bro definitely nice to chill out a bit after a relatively successful comp. I do my own training outside of comp preps. For the last year while I was basically constantly training for this comp or that comp I was getting Tom Lilley to coach me online. He did the full package, technique, programming, Q&A etc. I added a fair bit of accessory work to his programme because that's just how I train and how I know I progress best. And I prefer training like a bodybuilder most of the time, quicker more pump etc, I just like lifting heavy things too. Outside of prepping where I have to hit certain numbers each week, you're right my training in pretty instinctive, I'll do what feels good and I like variety and I also change stuff on the fly if something isn't feeling right. I pretty much always follow a split, my go to was a very bodybuilding style split doing each muscle group once a week on a certain day. Worked well obviously. I'm trying something different atm where I basically break it up into Push/Legs/Pull/Rest repeat which I am actually quite liking and I think will work even better once I get into a routine and better diet. I'll likely alternate which workout I hit after the rest day and make that the day to go heavy on whatever of the big three fits that day (Bench with Push, Squats with Legs and Deads with Back) and then do much more bodybuilding style stuff on the other days. This way I'll theoretically be having plenty of rest between heavy days and like 10 days or so between each Squat, Bench or Dead session where I'll try progress weight wise. Hard to explain but makes sense in my head. All a work in progress and experimenting with what will work better for me. Definitely recommend a 'power building' style approach man. Muscle moves weight no way around that. And also if you're trying to stay in a weight class better to be leaner with more muscle than fat doing nothing. Being fat at say 90kg doesn't do much for your leverages compared to if you were a fat 140kg lol. Makes training more enjoyable too I find getting a good pump, get bored sitting around doing a set of Squats every five minutes.
  15. 1 point
    HarryB

    2017 log

    Plasma expanders... work very very well and yes to everything else. Thanks for sharing. Interesting to see how it works for you.
  16. 1 point
    maccaz

    Bicep Pain

    Agree with all above posts. Google squatter elbow
  17. 1 point
    Realtalk

    2017 log

    I got 4L of this stuff. But don't think I'll use it. yeah I got my rehydration and nutrition planned will be just heaps of food - good food. Lots of carbs not much need for protein but will have small amounts of fats and protein. Then lots of water and a bit of powerade type stuff. Burgers and shit is no good, processed food is not easily digestible and your body is just crying out for nutrients after it been starved of them... then when people go to McDonald's for breakfast, nandos for lunch and subway for dinner it's not good for your body and none of that is good food being absorbed. Also a Luke warm bath with Epsom salts (the right amount) is probably the best way after IV to rehydrate your body through osmosis hydration, rub self with isoalcohol to open up them pours same thing do when have the bath hot for sweating and soak it all up. Then you have during the night before the comp and the morning of the comp, so I'll be waking up and drinking a good amount and then waking up early in the morning and getting straight into the hydration again. It's easy to slip back into dehydration when you go to sleep and wake up you want to get straight on it. so yeah it's well thought out, Jono and I actually wanted to go for the u100 class for worlds but I wasn't confident in going ahead with it and performing well. So when I decided on what looked like a random thought to cut weight on Sunday night for this Comp it wasn't and has been thought out well. So doubt I'll need the plamalyte bags I'm only looking to drop about 7kg now so reckon it'll be like 4 or 5 come Friday morning. Not like I'm dropping 15kg. Anyway getting way ahead of myself here, still gotta make the weight which is the most important thing. Having 5L today hasn't been so bad, I usually drink about 4L a day anyway so I only have a little bit to go which I'm bout to finish now.
  18. 1 point
    JD-Strength

    The Agility Ladder Myth

    Can't say I'm too sure about the COM question. He starts "slower" but reaches a higher max velocity later than anybody else through his ability to continually produce horizontal force and high velocities. There's a really good paper and book on that. Distances, efforts and exercise would be a little different as sprinting doesn't come into play as it would during a larger field/court sport. In your instance, it's more being able to produce force quickly over a step or 2 or maybe even 3 or 4. So improving your ability to jump further/higher would be more beneficial than sprinting with a sled for 20m for developing that power. Exercises like hip thrusts, broad jumps will aid in the horizontal component then your classic squats and jumps will help your vertical stuff. Then you've got your other stuff like hurdle hops etc for learning to produce that force quickly.
  19. 1 point
    FellowshipOfTheRon

    Butt wink

    put up some vids and we will help u out with stretching those glutes and hips no worries m8
  20. 1 point
    Skeletor

    Bicep Pain

    I've got it quite bad from low bar squatting at the moment. Really feel it in my bicep and even in shoulder. Makes bench almost physically impossible. Take a break from low bar, switch to high or ssb squats for a while and be extra vigilant on mobility work. Dislocations, banded internal and external rotations. Foam rolling . Icing area .
  21. 1 point
    JD-Strength

    The Agility Ladder Myth

    http://www.dimeperformance.com/#!The-Agility-Ladder-Myth-How-Should-You-Train-For-Speed-Agility-Part-4/rw0oi/5693719d0cf2e94e3fb1c8e6 Part 4, final installment on speed!
  22. 1 point
    Realtalk

    2017 log

    Decided to cut weight now. So just been supermarket to get my ultra distilled water. Gotta drink 10L tommorow. I'll log my cut on here. Here is pic tonight. I'll post pic before weigh in fri morning and another sat morning 24hrs later. Bodyweight 9pm - 109.8kg
  23. 1 point
    PETN

    Training etc

    Comp Bought bigger soft suit (xxl instead of xl) off guy i knew from darwin who had moved but was also doing comp. Squat 220 260 Pass 3rd Bench 180 195 Fail 200 Dead 300 Fail 335 Fail 335 Came 3rd in 110 class with 755 total. First 335 dead i locked out i believe. Got 2 reds from side judges and white and MC said i lost control at the top. It was a slowish very shaky rep and by the time it was at the top it had started slipping out of my hands and was in fingers. I held it and pretty sure i locked it out with bar in fingers and then got down call. Not exactly sure what i failed on but i dont disagree with the call as i dont even know the rules and imo it was a shit rep. Was still hoping they'd give it to me but not particularly surprised they didnt. Gave it another crack on 3rd giving it 100% but knew i was fucked for it. Had cramp on first 335 in one lat too and was pretty much wrecked from it. If someone bet me my hundred dollars against their $10,000 that i wouldnt get it i wouldn't have taken them up on it. Got it mid way up and stalled and threw it down. Noticed i had cramp in my calf as i walked off but thats not why i failed it. Failed 200 bench well above halfway up. Fast up from the bottom then slowed then stalled eventually but kept pushing for ages. Guessing lift lasted something like 10-20 seconds. Gave it 100%. Too weak. Squat i passed 3rd attempt as 260 wasnt a real easy rep and was bit dizzy from it and elbow and knee were getting sore. Initially had 270 down as a 3rd but then came back and told them i was going to pass. Im sure i could do more than 260 in say a few days time but unsure how much more or if id have gotten the 270. Definitely think id have lost more than 10kg of potential from (bench+dead) if i had attempted it. Think it was a good call. Good comp (was huge too) and enjoyed my own lifting and watching the others lift. Met a few real good people there and i think some of them are doing nz nats too. Feel weird as f*ck atm and think the next couple of days will be quite a bad time for me. But after that should be sweet. Flying back to darwin tonight. Work tomorrow so will have a big sleep monday night and be fine after that i think(hopefully not still sore). Will get back into training on Tuesday i think. Will be looking forward to training for and (all going well) lifting at nz GPC nationals. Hopefully i can get some half decent lifts.
  24. 1 point
    HarryB

    NZBB's Strongest Lifter 2012

    Are you trying to organize another one of these so you can win it again lol. Let's make it chin ups and one legged squats. BW only.
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