So just recently I was involved in a powerlifting competition. It was organized by a group that took over one of the gyms in our capital city Ljubljana. Its called Športni Park Tivoli (it doesn’t just have a gym. The whole complex has swimming pools, boxing club, tennis courts and other sport halls for basketball, football…
The first thing we did was the weigh in. Later on all the competitors gathered around and the main person responsible for the competition aka. »the boss« explained the rules and the order of lifts.
The lifts that we competed in were squat, bench press and deadlift. Similair to a powerlifting competition but with a twist. Everyone had to lift theyre own weight for as many reps as he could. So if someone was for example 170lbs he lifted 170lbs in all three lifts. For girls the number was half their weight , so if they weighted 160lb the weight they lift was going to be 80lbs. But unfortunately there weren’t any girls competing.
The first ones to go were people who had the less weight following people with more weight. The first lift we did was the squat followed by bench press and deadlift.
The competition itself was great, my legs were pumped as hell. And everyone was cheering for their oponents when the reps became tough. Gym staff was spotting us and also took photos of us. Below is a picture of me squatting.
After we all completed the three lifts, we gathered by the reception of the gym where we had shakes, amino acids and protein bars to feed our muscles. All of this was sponsored by Proteini.si.
The winners were awarded with one month free membership, sauna visits and shirts or shakers.
The »boss« gave us pancakes (Most of the competitors didn’t eat them, because of they’re diets… but not me, I’m bulking muahaha)
As far as my experience goes. It was a wonderful competition, I had a good time. Positive energy, cheering like were making state records, and just a room full of people who love weights. I’ll definitelly be competing if they make any other competitions. And yes I didnt win, but I was quite happy with my lifts since I only train a little more than a year, and im on my bulking phase now. This was one of the competitions that wasn’t really all about winning, its about having a good time and throwing the weights around.
The gym: http://goo.gl/fwJvxK
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