IPF changes bench rules

Your arms have to be parallel with the floor now:
https://www.powerlifting.sport/fileadmin/ipf/data/rules/technical-rules/english/IPF_Technical_Rules_Book_2023__1_.pdf

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fucking finally

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Powershitters on suicide watch

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      and females

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Surely even the most deluded powershitter cannot take this seriously.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          People take modern women seriously, even with blatant evidence of their bullshit on their faces.

          Why wouldn't people take this execution seriously, when it at least actually fulfills the required parameters?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        LMFAO

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Her ass isn't on the bench though, this is a no-rep even under the bullshit rules.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Based. Now all of the tryhard minmaxers are gonna cry and quit the sport altogether

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Now time to ban sumo

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      does this solve the arching problem

      banning isnt enough sumoers need to die

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      based, I would compete in powershitting if they did this.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This but unironically.
      Also require ass to go below calf level with squats and we'll finally have something respectable.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Holy shit, finally something good in this pozzed world

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good, but still not enough. The ROM is still disgraceful and powershitters will just learn how to arch while keeping their elbows low and shoulders high. IPF should have made a rule on the arch itself.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone got the gif of the built for deadlifts goblin at a powerlifitng meet?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    DYEL here. Memes and bullshit aside. Should I arch my back when doing a flat bench press or should it remain totally flat on the bench:

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      a slight arch is considered to be better for your shoulders. Try a small arch and see how it works for you. I would try not to arch until you hit at least 1pl8

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Arching is proper form

        Fags

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >No body posted

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            When you say something like this you typically post your own anon

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The obligation is on the one talking shit, shittalking with no body posted gets disregarded.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          t. floor press homegym cuck too poor to afford a bench

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            must be Blaha

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Arching is proper form

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bro in OP's photo is arching a bit, but too much is ridiculous and not a lift. These changes make sense

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        arching means slight thoracic flexion, not full blown rounding dumbass.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >doesn’t know the difference between spinal flexion and extension
          >thinks he should have a say in how to bench properly
          My sides

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >he doesn't know
            lmao powershitters on suicide watch holy fuck

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Arch minimally. Don't be a clown about it.

      Her ass isn't on the bench though, this is a no-rep even under the bullshit rules.

      Her ass is on the bench when the weight unracks. It counts per the fucked up rules. Powershitting is for the birds. Joke tier hobby on par with Crossfit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nothing wrong with having ass off the bench on the unrack. It makes it easier and less stressful on the shoulders.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wouldn't requiring the lifter to unrack and rerack the weight by themselves be a guaranteed way to stop this shit? Why are powerlifters so obsessed with assisted lifts? Like for squatting with the rack that retracts from the ceiling - if the lifter can't take a single step back with the weight then they have no business squatting it.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sucks for lanky armlets.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How long until it's protested and they change the rules back?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Twinks and women on Reddit are already universally seething

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anecdotally most of the lifters I talked to today at my PL gym including a national champ were in favor of the elbow depth change but thought the no feet on bench is dicey. It won't get changed back, I've seen more negative sentiment online than irl

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I personally don't think they went far enough. Underside of elbow beneath top of shoulder joint is too abusable and somewhat vague. I would have preferred underside of elbows breaks the plane of the top side of the bench but would be willing to split the difference and say underside of elbow beneath center of shoulder.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    still a joke.
    imo they should regulate the arch
    maximum distance from the bench should be a human fist
    if you arch more than that, you're a cheating gay moron chud liar, and you can't actually bench the weight.

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