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« Reply #60 on: November 17, 2015, 09:59:19 PM »

Thanks everyone, very good point on the commands. I know them but I imagine it's all too easy to screw it up on comp day by rushing or not listening/hearing. I will heed your advices! Thanks!

PS My belt arrived today - it is SOOOO stiff (twss) and uncomfortable?!
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« Reply #61 on: November 17, 2015, 10:53:34 PM »

10mm or 13mm - if 10mm will break in pretty quickly. if a 13mm will take longer and you will needto endure some bruises before it fits comfortably.

if its inzer I think they staye 10mm  but is closer to 11mm + but as its decent leather will mould to you quickly
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« Reply #62 on: November 17, 2015, 10:55:33 PM »

It's a 10mm Inzer Glen Smiley
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« Reply #63 on: November 19, 2015, 01:49:54 PM »

Well brethren. I did my first deadlift session in The Belt last night. It's horrible! But I think I'll get used to it, both as it softens up and as I (wo)man up and get used to it. It does help to remember that I only need to do one rep in it, rather than thinking like a BBer and worrying about doing 10-12 reps in the thing. My training partner (powerlifter) told me to breathe in before I set up, expand my belly to push out on the belt, and then lift. That helped. My issue is that I've got funny ribs on one side which stick out a bit (boating accident from open-water swimming past!) and the bottom of those ribs sort of "hook over" the belt. Horrible.

Aaaanyway long story short I pulled 120 x 4, 130 x 2 and then 140 for 1. The 140 felt pretty easy ("easy" in relative terms!) so I was happy with that.

On that basis I am thinking to warm up on comp day up to 110, then open on 120. Then maybe (?) nominate 135 as 2nd lift, then 142.5 or 145?

What do you think?

Squatting tonight in shoes and belt with powerlifting friend to spot and help.

One question re BDFPA comps. Are the squats in a monolift or in a rack? So do I walk out or not?

Kind regards from me and my bruised ribs.
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« Reply #64 on: November 19, 2015, 02:18:19 PM »

sounds a plan

in BDFPA it's old school - walk out, squat, wait for command to rack
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« Reply #65 on: November 19, 2015, 02:22:30 PM »

quick point - depending upon who your powerlifting friend competes with their rules (and interpretation of rules) may differ.

check the rule book as things like head and feet in bench set up can differ etc
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« Reply #66 on: November 19, 2015, 04:13:32 PM »

Thanks, good point I will do. She's BPU.

Oh forgot to say, she lent me a singlet... now to fit into it Wink
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« Reply #67 on: November 19, 2015, 04:42:33 PM »

Enjoy the belt and I hope you both have a long and prosperous friendship in the iron game Smiley
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« Reply #68 on: November 19, 2015, 09:47:55 PM »

Just went boxing and my abs KILLED during the "abs" bit at the end (old school boxing style circuits) - must be the belt cos my abs have never hurt that much in boxing!
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« Reply #69 on: November 21, 2015, 03:17:27 PM »

Stronger abs equals a stronger squat.
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« Reply #70 on: November 22, 2015, 04:55:37 PM »

haven't read all replies but  pullum sports in Luton is good for equipment.

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« Reply #71 on: November 22, 2015, 09:19:35 PM »

Cheers I got my shoes from Pullum in the end

Yep Mon I'm sure that's true, my point was that my abs were hurting more than usual which I think must be from the belt? Maybe bruising?
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« Reply #72 on: November 22, 2015, 10:37:21 PM »

Cheers I got my shoes from Pullum in the end

Yep Mon I'm sure that's true, my point was that my abs were hurting more than usual which I think must be from the belt? Maybe bruising?

some evidence shows a belt can help you engage your abs - well more inner layer of your trunk muscles
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« Reply #73 on: November 24, 2015, 05:03:29 PM »

Cheers I got my shoes from Pullum in the end

Yep Mon I'm sure that's true, my point was that my abs were hurting more than usual which I think must be from the belt? Maybe bruising?

some evidence shows a belt can help you engage your abs - well more inner layer of your trunk muscles

Is that why all bikini girls wear those corset-malarkey things?  Huh  Grin
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« Reply #74 on: January 13, 2016, 12:02:01 PM »

BDFPA people... I've just seen this on the FB page in a comment on a thread....

"Note that for your lifts in a competition to qualify for Nationals, you have to have been a member of the BDFPA for three months."

I joined at the start of this year....

Does that mean no Nationals invite for me should I get the qualifying lifts?
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