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  1. Powerlifting belt recommendations in NZ?

    The Kiwistrength ones (Dan Rudolph?) are OK - don't know anything about Athlete-X. If it's a powerlifting belt you're after (as opposed to a CrossFit Velcro belt), then other local vendors to support are: Courts at Aotearoa Strong has Lifting Large belts - I've one of their 10mm single-prong economy belts and it's good. Matty at Strongheld has Beast Genetic belts - also a really good brand. Warren Russell at PowerFit has Metal belts. Finally, Raise Lower has both SBD and Titan. All those brands are IPF Approved which means they'd be legal in any (NZPF or other) competition. All those firms also support NZ powerlifting events, clubs and athletes so are worth a look.
  2. Olympic lifting coach in Wellington

    No, not me... I did train at MaD CrossFit in Petone, but that would have been at least four years ago now... didn't mind the CF approach, just couldn't make the "You must do N WoDs/ week" thing work with my job at the time.
  3. Olympic lifting coach in Wellington

    You could try Matt at 41 Degrees Weightlifting, or Phil Silverman at Wellington Weightlifting - they'll likely have some ideas. Don't knock some of the CrossFit coaches - I know one of Matt's colleagues, who just did the Masters Games in Auckland, and did really well. She coaches at a CF box in Petone, but knows WL and PL.
  4. Weighlifting Shoes?

    Never seen Otomix in a shop here... Here's a couple of other choices: GetStrength have these: http://store.getstrength.com/deadlifting-shoes-flat-grip-sole/ and Powerfit NZ have the awesome Metal boots: http://powerfit.nz/powerlifting-shoes-ipf-approved-go971024 Bu, if you want a boot with a rigid raised heel, you're out of luck - I've never heard of one.
  5. TFB - to Nationals and Beyond!

    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 :( and then swapped sides for the third) but it went up. Equalled my third at Oceanias - which is good for my (rarely seen) consistency :) 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 :) 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 :) 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.
  6. How do I lose this dam gut!

    This! Seriously, there's so much fried stuff in there (equals hidden fats) that you'll never out-train it. Get yourself a flat-plate grill or George Forman, grill that chicken/ lamb/ salmon/ whatever. You can wrap cold pieces in a bit of tinfoil for snacks. There's probably a ton of salt in there too, which won't help.
  7. 2016 Asia-Oceania Championsips

    Powerlifting Asia and the Oceania Powerlifting Federation bring their joint 2016 Championships to Christchurch, starting with equipped lifters on Monday 5th December, and building to the heavyweight open men (U74, U83, U93, U105, U120 and O120) on Saturday 10th December. There'll be lifters from NZ, Australia, across the Pacific (Nauru, Samoa, Niue, New Caledonia, Kiribati), as well as Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, India, Hong Kong, Pakistan. In the open classic Joe Whittaker, Oliva Kirisome and Jezza Uepa have all nominated over 900kg totals - 1000+ for Jezza. In open equipped, there's also a lot of nominations over 800kg. See the timetable here The full list of nominations is here The livestream is here The running score-sheet is here
  8. TFB - to Nationals and Beyond!

    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
  9. TFB - to Nationals and Beyond!

    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.
  10. 2016 Powerhouse Open BBro

    Better late than never... this Saturday, up at Powerhouse Gym, 272 Taranaki Street, Central Districts Powerlifting Association is hosting the Powerhouse Open, 59 lifters - 26 women, 33 men, including at least 9 competitors on their way to the Asia-Oceania Powerlifting Champs in Christchurch from 5-11 December. Should be a great day's lifting.
  11. What to expect your first Powerlifting comp

    Darren Neves is the Titan agent, good guy from Auckland. I think he's been pretty quiet lately though - other things keeping him busy. @FOTR, if your normal gym gear gives you unrestricted movement, then the only thing that might throw you out is the support, or lack of it, from no drawstring or elastic waistband, and the feeling of having the straps-up when you're squatting/ deadlifting... when you do buy one, do a couple of days in it so that it feels 'normal' when you get to Comp Day.
  12. What to expect your first Powerlifting comp

    IMO, there's essentially three types of softsuits: a. ones made of t-shirt/ sweatpants material - these are getting harder to find but were cheap, around $40 . Don't - just don't :) ; b. the likes of SBD, Beast Genetics, Lifting large, Loaded Lifting, shiny spandex material, but thin as anything; and c. Titan and Inzer who make thicker ones. Choosing between Titan (which I use) and SBD/ Beast/ Loaded lifting - Titan are $USD 70, so about the same as SBD once you've paid shipping. They are a lot thicker than SBD, but... they're not SBD :) They last quite well... and can be picked up from any number of internet outlets. Hint: in the US they call them singlets. SBD - somewhat over-rated at $NZ 120, not sure how well they last, but they're really popular so they must be doing something right, and the NZ distributor's putting a lot of support in. Does a soft suit make a difference? Yep - I've seen guys do novice comps in boardies and miss squat depth 'cos the shorts bound up; i've seen guys blow the ass out of their shorts trying to get depth... or snag a deadlift on the hem of the shorts halfway thru a lift. One of the things about it is - does it need to be legal in your fed? If you want to do a national champ, NZPF for instance applies the IPF rules on soft suits, so pick one from the Approved List. if your Fed doesn't do that, go with price. They don't really wear out and you can get 2-3 years from one if you look after it.
  13. What am I doing Wrong?!

    Yep, without a gauge on "how much" in each meal, I agree with Cory that changing it right now may not be the best idea. One refinement - it looks like you do cardio - then weights? If so, swap them. Do the weights work first while the energy's there and you can move more weight. The more weight you move, the greater the benefit for your lean muscle. Do cardio second, especially if it's steady-state treadmill/ bike - it's more likely you'll tap into energy stores.
  14. What am I doing Wrong?!

    Um... one quick question - what does the tape measure say? If you've got your diet even close to the right ballpark, it's quite possible you've built some lean muscle. The clue would be if the number on the scales has gone up, but the tape measure hasn't. Post up an accurate diet, including what time of day you train relative to your meals.
  15. Posture Correction

    Meant to add, another guy I'd trust is Carl Hammington, he's really good at movement patterns and exercise.