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Old 04-03-2013, 02:33 PM   #21
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the big issue to me is the length of the meet. Also who is allowed to enter the crossfit meet?
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:32 PM   #22
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I would be concerned that powerlifters would be excluded. For example, the meets around here are capped at 60-70 lifters, first come first in the meet. I presume they cap them so that the meets don't take forever. But if a big bunch of crossfitters all signed up right away, and actual powerlifters got squeezed out, well that's obviously counterproductive to powerlifting in general.

I know I for one wait to enter because I don't always want to pay the meet fee and the Fed card fee months in advance. If crossfitters don't have a fed fee (I don't know), then that is not fair to the poorer powerlifters like me.

I also think OHP would be fun to see, and as I said above I do not think judging it would be any harder than judging squats, but do not want it to crowd out the actual powerlifting.

I think if this idea is actually done, then it should be a separate meet. No benching at all, but let powerlifters in if they want to OHP instead of bench. Like some meets around here where there is no squatting, just bench, deadlift and strict curl. Seems odd to me, but if that's what you want to do and that's why you sign up, I don't have a problem with that.

That said, I would love to do them all. Squat, bench, deadlift, then OHP. I think that would be awesome.
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When did the SPF add the squat?


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When did the SPF add the squat?


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Thanks. Hopefully everybody else will find it funny. On the subject. I have done meets that had the strict curl and the bench for reps along with the traditional powerlifting and it does add some uneeded length to bigger meets. I love the overhead press but if you want to see it contested, I would rather it be put back in with the C&J and Snatch. Let a powerlifting meet, be the three power lifts. I have talked to a competitive lifter from the seventies and eighties who told me the old AAU meets would consist of powerlifting, olympic lifting, bodybuilding, and arm wrestling. You could compete in what you wanted. Now that would be a long day!
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Thanks. Hopefully everybody else will find it funny. On the subject. I have done meets that had the strict curl and the bench for reps along with the traditional powerlifting and it does add some uneeded length to bigger meets. I love the overhead press but if you want to see it contested, I would rather it be put back in with the C&J and Snatch. Let a powerlifting meet, be the three power lifts. I have talked to a competitive lifter from the seventies and eighties who told me the old AAU meets would consist of powerlifting, olympic lifting, bodybuilding, and arm wrestling. You could compete in what you wanted. Now that would be a long day!
If you set it up like an expo that would be a fun weekend.

The SPF rip was pretty damn funny in my book as well!
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Raw Unity did that as well. Wasn't sure what I thought about it. If it brings folks to powerlifting great. Not sure the opposite won't happen though. Who knows.

I have no issue with 2 sports competing on the same day, but I do not understand the benefit for powerlifting. It's like a gymnastics meet adding a bowling tournament. If it doesn't distract the promoters, have at it I guess.
I was at RUM. I didn't see the OHP contested over there.
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