Sunday, February 12, 2012

Disappointment in Powerlifting....

Well...had my second powerlifting meet, and needless to say, was a bit disappointed in my performance. I had some pretty ambitious goals, and failed to hit any of them, although I did beat my numbers from my last meet, so that's saying something. I have to say that while I am a bit down about my owm performance, I am a bit riled up over some of the judging that was happening. Not very consistent across the board, a lot of lifts that should never have gotten 1 white light, never mind 3 of them! One of the reasons I started powerlifting was because it's black and white: you either make the lift, with the right technique, following the rules, or you don't. At my first meet, this wasn't a problem, but unfortunately, I can't say the same about this one. Guys lifting their heads off the bench, not having their feet flat on the floor, BOUNCING THE BAR OFF THEIR FUCKING CHESTS!! Come on already!! If the people in the audience can see the problem, how the fuck can the judge not?! Am I a bit bitter, perhaps, seeing as how my last deadlift got three red lights, for apparently "bouncing" the bar up to get the lift, which I find funny because I watched the video tape of it, and was told by many it was a clean lift. Then I got to sit their and watch countless others do the same thing I did, some very obviously using their legs to get the bar up, and get all white lights...WTF?! Also, the event is "drug free" meaning, no juicing, or performance enhancers, such as 1,3 dimethylpentylamine HCI, which is commonly found in ACG or C4 (at least the old formula) and random testing would be happening for the event. So, it's a bit discouraging when my husband, who is also in the event, is in the locker room, watching a bunch of the other lifters slamming just those products I previously mentioned! But yet, do they get pulled for testing? What do you think....For a sport that is trying so hard to gain respect, I have to say I am glad I will be stepping away from it for a while to focus on a figure show, because honestly, not only do you have to gain my respect, you have to keep it, and after this meet, I have to say, it's going to take a while to earn that back from me.....

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