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Re: Ask A Powerlifter Who Just Started Training Again Anything
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2012, 12:24:02 PM »
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Re: Ask A Powerlifter Who Just Started Training Again Anything
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2012, 12:40:40 PM »
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Re: Ask A Powerlifter Who Just Started Training Again Anything
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2012, 05:29:26 PM »
Marius, at a powrrlifting meet do bp have to be locked out at elbows?

Just curious, saw a dude at gym benching 465 but did not lock out.
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Re: Ask A Powerlifter Who Just Started Training Again Anything
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2012, 02:23:42 PM »
Theoretically, yeah. A judge might or might not call a red light on lockout for a slight crook in the elbow just because some judges are more conscientious than others. Also if a federation allows elbow sleeves or wraps, it might be hard to tell if the elbow is locked out all the way.

If you saw a guy benching 465 without lockout, was he in a competition at the time or training? He might have been working on a sticking point.
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Re: Ask A Powerlifter Who Just Started Training Again Anything
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2012, 03:50:05 PM »
Marius, at a powrrlifting meet do bp have to be locked out at elbows?

Just curious, saw a dude at gym benching 465 but did not lock out.
often times, the judge makes note of a lifters elbow position, before the initial "bench" command is given.  That way they know what the Lockout position is.  The three commands and "bench, press, rack". One of the judges at the comp I did, said if it looked like a bencher was cheating a bit, by having a crook in his elbow at the beginning, he'd be a bit slow on the "rack" command.  This way, the bencher had to hold it for a bit, and if they weren't locked out, it'd cause a waiver while he was holding it.  Thus, red lighting himself. 

Did the lifter you were watching, pause at the bottom of the movement?
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Re: Ask A Powerlifter Who Just Started Training Again Anything
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2012, 04:33:24 PM »
Thx, i always thought lockout was rrquied. In my youth i did a few bp comps, lockout was always requied even though they were pretty informal.


He was just working out, so it had me wondering. He repped it twice btw
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Re: Ask A Powerlifter Who Just Started Training Again Anything
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2012, 04:36:05 PM »
Marius, at a powrrlifting meet do bp have to be locked out at elbows?

Just curious, saw a dude at gym benching 465 but did not lock out.
often times, the judge makes note of a lifters elbow position, before the initial "bench" command is given.  That way they know what the Lockout position is.  The three commands and "bench, press, rack". One of the judges at the comp I did, said if it looked like a bencher was cheating a bit, by having a crook in his elbow at the beginning, he'd be a bit slow on the "rack" command.  This way, the bencher had to hold it for a bit, and if they weren't locked out, it'd cause a waiver while he was holding it.  Thus, red lighting himself. 


Did the lifter you were watching, pause at the bottom of the movement?

Thx for post. It was a touch and go. He was just lifting at my gym. Had me curious whether was a green light lift. Just out of curiousity
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Re: Ask A Powerlifter Who Just Started Training Again Anything
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2012, 12:08:10 PM »
Thx, i always thought lockout was rrquied. In my youth i did a few bp comps, lockout was always requied even though they were pretty informal.


He was just working out, so it had me wondering. He repped it twice btw

If he was just working out, chances are he was practicing lift-off. I have to do that, too 'cause of a strength imbalance between my pecs and triceps. When I'm working on breaking contact with my chest, I don't lock out, either.
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