“You can’t just go around killing people!”
“Why not? I’m a Terminator.”
At 70’s Big I have always encouraged people to compete in something so that training can be pinpointed to a goal. Competing is a lot of fun, it makes training more interested, and it gives you more of a sense of purpose than just exercising (which is what you do if you say, “I just want to get better at everything, tee hee!”).
Well, if you ever were interested in competing in the barbell sports (powerlifting or weightlifting), then you better get acquainted with the rules.
USA Powerlifting (USAPL) is a member of the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF). Their rule book is found here.
USA Weightlifting (USAW) is a member of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). Their rule book is found here.
It’s a good idea to become acquainted with the rules so that you don’t have a booboo in a meet. Kinda like Jacob did on his third attempt squat…
Nevertheless, nice job, Jacob. I will let him recap the meet in the comments.