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    Help Setting USAPL Raw Bench Press Record

    Anybody have experience with USAPL? I'd like to set a record but I need some information.

    I'm a natural lifter. At 205 pounds and 15% bodyfat I expect to press 470 pounds very soon. (video below of 435 for 3 on close grip)

    I can easily cut some bodyfat and move into a lower weight class. I haven't done cardio in years and I eat whatever I want most of the time. I keep protein high and avoid sweets and alcohol.

    Current lifts:
    Bench: 470 (will test soon)
    Squat: 500
    Deadlift: 600

    I have no plans of setting records with my squat and deadlift. I know they're good but nowhere near world record status. My bench keeps going up though!

    What class would I enter as a 36 year old natural lifter?

    Does anybody know what the raw bench press records are in the USAPL for men around 36 weighing between 185 and 195 pounds? I think I could easily maintain strength and get down to the mid 180's.

    Here's a recent video: https://youtu.be/gW_EOoEeLiw

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    Quote Originally Posted by F4iGuy View Post
    Anybody have experience with USAPL? I'd like to set a record but I need some information.

    I'm a natural lifter. At 205 pounds and 15% bodyfat I expect to press 470 pounds very soon. (video below of 435 for 3 on close grip)

    I can easily cut some bodyfat and move into a lower weight class. I haven't done cardio in years and I eat whatever I want most of the time. I keep protein high and avoid sweets and alcohol.

    Current lifts:
    Bench: 470 (will test soon)
    Squat: 500
    Deadlift: 600

    I have no plans of setting records with my squat and deadlift. I know they're good but nowhere near world record status. My bench keeps going up though!

    What class would I enter as a 36 year old natural lifter?

    Does anybody know what the raw bench press records are in the USAPL for men around 36 weighing between 185 and 195 pounds? I think I could easily maintain strength and get down to the mid 180's.

    Here's a recent video: https://youtu.be/gW_EOoEeLiw
    No idea on record but outstanding work sir.

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    I checked the USA powerlifting website and found the following information:

    Raw Open - Bench press single lift
    Name Weight Date Location
    -83 John Haack 200 kg 06/18/2016 IPF Classic Worlds
    -93 Cieri Dennis 233 kg 08/29/2015 USAPL Bench Press Nationals

    It seems the single lift records match the 3 lift records?

    Also, Haack's record is listed as IPF, do they have the same drug testing requirements? What's different between IPF and USAPL?

    I am most interested in the 83 weight class record. I'm assuming this means I would not enter USAPL and instead join IPF?

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    Page 35 of the USAPL rule book outlines their drug testing policies and procedures. It says that the USAPL follows IPF guidelines. There's a link on that page to the IPF site.

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    Good reps.
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    That's impressive!!

    I don't think from personal experience that if you drop 25lbs, you'll still be able to move that kind of weight.

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    Would be very hard to keep that kind of strength. My many years of wrestling proved to me that

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