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- 1 Why shorter?
- 2 Gerrit Badenhorst
- 3 Doug Hepburn missing
- 4 Requested move: Powerlifting
- 5 Suggested split
- 6 Defication during powerlifting
- 7 Highest Governing Body title violates NPOV
- 8 Squat
- 9 Condense rules of performance
- 10 Deleting non-notable federations
- 11 Merge bench shirt article
- 12 USA Powerlifting website
- 13 Effects of Powerlifting section
- 14 Remove chip's gym and other non-notable gyms
- 15 Weight classes as pounds or kilograms
- 16 More images
- 17 Overall classic/raw world records
- 18 BP WRs in single lift vs BP WRs in total
Doug Hepburn missing
Requested move: Powerlifting
The tables of champions is pretty bulky, wondering what title it should be split away under - List of IPF world powerlifting champions or should "IPF" be spelled out/named in full; List of International Powerlifting Federation world champions seems a bit long but maybe necessary per WP:TITLE.Skookum1 (talk) 19:22, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
- Would support moving the content off this article and into a separate article. With a few citations and a little clean up, it could probably be made into a featured list as it already has the content list wise. The long title might be worked around by doing something like List of IPF world champions. --LauraHale (talk) 05:05, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
Defication during powerlifting
Hey guys. I came here to get some info on rectal prolapse and defecation during power lifting. A search and brief perusal of the article don't give the info I am looking for. I can find these subjects elsewhere but it would have been really convenient to have a link or very short statement mentioning anything about injuries. I don't know anything about this so I am unable to add the material myself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 07:22, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
Highest Governing Body title violates NPOV
I removed the label because there is no way to verify what federation is the highest governing body of powerlifting. I don't think we're missing anything without the label, as it only detracts from the topic. For example, there is no such label under the picture for Olympic Weightlifting.
Condense rules of performance
I propose condensing the rules of performance for each of the lifts to give a brief description of the discipline and a link to one or more rulebooks (perhaps noting major differences across federations). The current text is sometimes inaccurate and at other times only applicable to some federations and not others. Specifically:
- The squat rules describe descending "slightly below parallel." To my knowledge the word "parallel" is not used in any powerlifting rulebook to describe the standard for depth. The rules state that the top surface of the leg at the hip joint (crease of the hip) must be below the top of the knee. In any case this is enforced with variable strictness across federations. Further, not every federation has a "squat" command (e.g., SPF). Consequently, other rules pertaining to this command (e.g., lifter gets one "squat" command per attempt) may not apply.
- The bench rules describe that "the position of the head is optional" and that the lifter may bench on their toes. Neither is permitted in IPF competition--the whole foot must be on the floor and the head must be on the bench throughout the lift. At high-level meets (e.g. USAPL Bench Press Nationals), the lifter may not enlist a personal hand-off spotter, but must use the same spotter for hand-offs as the other lifters. Reverse grip is not permitted in IPF. Some federations may allow thumbless grip, but not reverse grip, while others allow any grip style. It is not clear what "commencement signal" refers to--some federations (IPF) have a "start" command before descent, others do not.
IPF rulebook on powerlifts:
Please refer to page 18 and following
USAPL rulebook on powerlifts:
Please refer to page 26 and following
USAPL discussion on squat depth: http://www.usapowerlifting.com/newsletter/06/novice/novice.html
Deleting non-notable federations
I combed through the list of federations and deleted non-notable ones for the following reasons: - Global Powerlifting Alliance: only two member countries, founded 2009. (source) - Natural Powerlifting Association/NPLA: could not find any information on a federation of this name. - WPA: only nine member countries. (source) - World United Amateur Powerlifting (WUAP): Fourteen member countries listed here, but international referees are drawn from only eight countries. - AWPC: affiliated with WPC, no need for separate entry. - 100% RAW: 2013 schedule lists meets in only four countries.
In the same edit, I deleted some inaccurate information: - The lifts are not always the squat, bench and deadlift. Some federations sanction a curl event while others do not sanction a squat event (e.g., WABDL--world association of benchers and deadlifters). - ADAU no longer exists as a separate federation; it merged with 100% RAW. - Since the IPF rule about belly benching is no longer in effect, I deleted it. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 19:18, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
List of powerlifting federations: http://www.powerliftingtowin.com/powerlifting-federations/
Merge bench shirt article
USA Powerlifting website
I think the following link should be added going to the USA Powerlifting official website. There is plenty of information on this website and fits perfectly to this article.
Effects of Powerlifting section
this section appears to be a direct quote from a book/other source which has not been edited and is voiced from a Me/My perspective. it may also not accurately represent the topic as it seems to only have one Source. maxwell 184.108.40.206 (talk) 11:19, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
Agreed and believe this section should be deleted entirely as the content appears to be made up and does not make sense ("explosive strengths", "muscular plasticity"…) 220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:00, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Remove chip's gym and other non-notable gyms
The Gyms section seems like it's being used as ad space. Why is chip's gym listed? What makes it special? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 19:52, 23 October 2015 (UTC) Chip's was removed, but this section remains so that similar advertisements don't sneak their way back in. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 19:56, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Weight classes as pounds or kilograms
I am trying to look up records for totals (trying to see if someone who set a record in 2009 still holds it) as they pertain to weight classes but having some trouble since whether they are measured metric or imperial seems to vary. http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/node/11221 refers to a 220 pound weight class for which Shawn Frankl held a 2,540 pound record (not sure when it was set) and Matt Kroc setting a 2,551 pound total in April 2009. It refers to UPA Powerlifting Nationals. If this is the United Powerlifting Association how notable is it they measure weight classes in pounds instead of kilos? Also does anyone know if Kroc's record still stands? I am trying to find whether anyone has broken it in the 7 years since. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 15:23, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
Overall classic/raw world records
This article definitely needs WR section. As there are many federations that should be overall WR's . There are two different weight class definitions so two WR lists. Some federations use monolift for squat and some allow wraps for squat and bench press and that should be differentiated (even though I'm not sure how much it helps in bench press). BP and S with wraps columns should be inputed only if WR is better that without wraps. ML - MonoLift - only if record is better that without
spks - single ply knee sleeves that can be put on without assistance
|men||Raw / Classic|
|Bench Press||Bench Press
|women||Raw / Classic|
|Bench Press||Bench Press
BP WRs in single lift vs BP WRs in total
Difference (in results) between bench press (and maybe squat) in single lift/full meet (and/or push-pull) competition and bench press in powerlifting competition needs to be explained. I noticed that WRs are (sometimes) kept separately for BP in powerlifting and single lift competitions and that WRs in single lift competitions are sometimes better. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 20:18, 9 November 2017 (UTC)