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Postby stevein7 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:18 am

Don't know how I never knew about this but I just discovered it reading about Rippetoe.

Essentially, its squat ohp, dead.

there are no referee signals, you do the lifts and then you are judged.

You get weighed at the end (weighout).

Seems like a good thing to me, more the merrier.

I like the weighout idea a lot.

One thought of mine is if it is possible to rig something up so people cannot lean back excessively in the press.
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Re: strengthlifting

Postby PierreSuter » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:43 pm

I like it. It's mostly a lower body contest though, since OHP numbers are relatively low.
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Re: strengthlifting

Postby lockout » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:29 am

I never heard of that. Is it new?

There's a few reasons why they eliminated the press from Olympics. One reason is time constraints. The other reason is because it was hard to judge. It was supposed to be a strict lift. But guys were giving slight nudges with their legs and leaning back into the lift. So they eliminated it and just stuck with the snatch and clean and jerk, both very technical lifts.

I still think Vasili's world record press was phenomenal. And last time I knew it was never beat.

Squats were the same in powerlifting. If form keeps getting sloppier, where do you draw the line?
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Re: strengthlifting

Postby lockout » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:11 am

I just wanted to add on to the topic of strength sports in general.

I like strongman. With the squat events for example, it isn't about depth being parallel. Because a lot of the time it can be a lift that starts from the bottom. So there's no need to check for depth.

Sure, that can be unfair in a way for the taller guys. But all the events are like that. Some lend themselves different body types. Tire flip for example is easier for the taller guy and harder for the shorter guy.

However, it still stands that the strongest man will win. Providing he also has good endurance and is a good all around athlete, and if he wants it bad enough, that's the guy who's going to win.
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Re: strengthlifting

Postby FMJ » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:28 am

I like the concept of strengthlifting but I would like to double the press numbers for the total. That way upper body strenght is roughly as important as leg or back strength.

I like the abstract idea of other lifts for a powerlifting or weightlifting format. Wouldn't it be cool to have contests like...

Front squat /Bent over row / Dips...

Hack deadlift / Clean & Press ...

Cheat curl / Push press / Jefferson DL ...

Isn't there a odd lifts federation in the USA? I love that concept. Essentially a poor man's strongman meet with little equipment needed.
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Re: strengthlifting

Postby Laconic Lifter » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:39 am

1) two hands overhead anyhow (from floor)
2) deadlift

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Re: strengthlifting

Postby GTheo » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:08 am

FMJ wrote:Isn't there a odd lifts federation in the USA? I love that concept. Essentially a poor man's strongman meet with little equipment needed.


http://usawa.com/

I used to see a lot more about them, but not much recently. But they look to be very active still.
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Re: strengthlifting

Postby PierreSuter » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:22 am

Laconic Lifter wrote:1) two hands overhead anyhow (from floor)


Continental allowed? Steinborn lift allowed?
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Re: strengthlifting

Postby Laconic Lifter » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:07 pm

anyhow
So who would win such contests?
Olympic lifter?
Strongman?
Powerlifter big DL?
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Re: strengthlifting

Postby PierreSuter » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:05 pm

Laconic Lifter wrote:anyhow
So who would win such contests?
Olympic lifter?
Strongman?
Powerlifter big DL?


My guess would be a top strongman, with DL 1000-1050 and overhead anyhow 550-600 if they learned a Steinborn lift + BTN jerk.
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