Form questions v.USAPL Competition

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  1. VideoJunky

    VideoJunky New Member

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    Okay so I've decided to start competing in powerlifting competitions to get ranked. First one will be USAPL this holloween or in decemember. I'm getting prepped for it now.

    I'm 5"10.5
    168lbs - Going to be in the 165 weightclass
    I turn 17 in January

    I have a few questions on form. I've been going up almost everyday for the past 2-3 weeks in squats by either 10 or 20 pounds. I always do 5x5 rep-set. I now start at 325 and end at 405. My question is how far down is really the official form? I was always told parrell to floor is the right way, but I've seen some ppl go below and some go above. I can handle parrell at 325 but I need to work on my last sets getting and handling going lower:x:. How low should I really need to go?

    I've been on a all powerclean routine, mainly because my coaches have never wanted us to do deadlifts. Right now I do 5x5 powerclean starting at 165 ending at 205. What would be a good start to practice deadlifts on, from that? I feel my back is pretty strong.

    I know my bench is horrible and I will handle that on my own.

    Lastly, if anyone could quickly explain ply shirts thatd be great.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. MaineSucks

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    oh jesus, do yourself a favor and go to the USAPL website and read their rules.


    shirts and suits.... single ply only. knee wraps 2m only. shirts have to be closed back
     
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    Real men lift APF
     
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    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    You are gonna have to go below parallel in USAPL
     
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    the higher the weight gets the more you cut the squat, amazing dude :coold:
     
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    i'm a nub lifter and dont know what single ply and all those terms mean much less where to get the stuff.
    Also, theres no APF events near me.
     
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    what should i train at for USAPL then?
    My goal is to get 460 1RM squat for the competition
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Well since the rules state you have to go below parallel, I recommend you do quarter squats on the smith machine.
     
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    Start hitting below parallel on all your sets and then figure it out. Don't worry about gear if you are planning on doing a meet in the next month or two. Just get yourself a singlet, belt, and some wrist wraps.

    Go in, get the experience, and then go from there
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Sorry. I had too lol.
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    :werd: and he's going to somehow get 460 in competition :hsugh:
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    if you can't go over 325 with a parallel squat, how do you plan to squat 460 in competition?
     
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    2-ply suit, 2-ply briefs and 2.5m wraps.....




    it worked for me :dunno:
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    maybe i missed it, but i didn't see any mention of getting a squat suit, only a bench shirt. it's likely i didn't see it and i don't feel like reading through it again.
     
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    i said im new to it all and dont know the kind of equipment is used or restricted. I have no clue how much ply's help lifters.
    But as I said, I can get 325 parallel and below at 5 reps starting. I will continue to train at that wieght start until I can get every set below parallel.
    I dont see why you all have to patronize me, im just asking for some help.
     
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    Ok... here we go..

    Gear - All single ply (one layer) Check out TITAN. www.garageink.com call Niko and ask him to set you up with gear for your first meet.

    You'll most likely want wrist wraps, knee wraps, shirt, squat suit, singlet, belt.

    Squat form - If I remember correctly the rule book states that the hip joint much descend below the knee joint. The IPF/USAPL rulebooks both have drawn pictures you can reference.

    You will want someone to go along to your meet with you to "handle" you. Find someone who is a powerlifter and is used to how USAPL meets are run. They will wrap you/get you into your gear/and run your numbers.

    What meet are you looking at competing in? My next meet will be the Northeast Regionals in King of Prussia, PA.

    Useful websites:

    http://www.usapowerlifting.com - usapl

    www.Purepowerlifting.com <-- Pa's USAPL site which will be useful if you decide to do the NE regionals or any meet in PA

    www.Garageinkpowerlifting.com <-- Titan Gear. Niko knows his shit and will get you into the right stuff.
     
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