This last weekend various female 70’s Big readers performed well in raw powerlifting meets (and one long-time male reader, Yosh). I just wanted to give them some public congratulations. From now on, if you compete in a meet (or any other competition), send in your results to the Facebook Fan Page and we’ll honor you on Monday’s post.
70’s Big Chicago Lifting Group
Ellee started a lifting group that regularly meets to train together, but they also are starting to go and compete together. Three women and one fella competed in a USAPL meet this past weekend and did really well.
Nicole: 8/9. 100kg squat, 55kg bench, 127.5kg DL. All PRs.
Cynthia: squat was 2/3, best was 65kg (143.2 lbs); bench was 3/3, PR of 42.5 kg (93.5 lbs); dead lift was 3/3, PR of 75 kg (165.2 lbs).
Allison: 7/9 overall, squat – 97.5 kilos. Bench: 45 kilos. Deadlift: 120 kilos
Yosh, who has been reading 70’s Big since day one: 8 for 9 and got 1st in the Illinois State Men’s 198. Squat 187.5kg (413.3lbs), 130kg bench (286.6lbs), 250kg dead (551.1lbs) so total is 567.5kg (1251lbs).
Meanwhile on the west coast…
Harj and Robin competed in an AAU powerlifting meet and one the top two “best female lifter” spots (Harj edged out Robin). Both of them have a background in CrossFit and they attended my 70’s Big Workshop, so I’ve been fortunate enough to coach them. I’m proud of both of them.
Harj squatted 176, benched 99.2, and deadlifted 220.5 (all in pounds) in the 114 lbs weight class. Robin squatted 195, benched 120, and deadlifted 285.
This is why we urge anyone, including women, to compete. It’s always a fun time and tests the lifter in a new way. Sign up for a meet and train hard!
Thanks to Ellee for creating the 70’s Big Chicago Lifting Group and all of the participants who allowed their photos to be used.
Edit: Tamara and two of her lifters also competed in an Olympic weightlifting meet this past weekend. Here’s a video. Cherie went 29/44. She’s a 41 year old 4’11 lifter. Zach went 83/114. He’s an 18 year old 6’5 lifter. Tamara went 6/6, 61/81 for a 142 total. She’s a pain in the ass lifter.