Are there bench press competitions?

Are there bench press competitions?

These athletes have pressed the most from a bench. The second lift in any sanctioned powerlifting competition, following the squat and preceding the deadlift, is the bench press.

How does a bench press competition work?

Once the bar touches the chest the referee will wait for the bar to be motionless on your chest and they will scream out “PRESS”. The next movement has to be directly up. When the elbows are locked out and you show control at the top your will receive the “RACK” command, and you put the weight back into the rack.

Where is USAPL Collegiate Nationals 2022?

Westin Lombard
USA Powerlifting is proud to announce it will return to Westin Lombard (Illinois) for the 2022 High School National Powerlifting Championships and the 2022 Collegiate National Powerlifting Championships.

Where are the powerlifting Nationals 2021?

Hosted by Dan and Jennifer Gaudreau, this event is scheduled for May 27-30 in Aurora, Colorado.

How much should I be able to lift to compete in powerlifting?

How much should you be able to lift before entering a powerlifting competition? If you ask most seasoned powerlifters, the answer is 45/45/45. Unless you’re planning on winning, nobody is going to be following your weight totals but you.

How much are USAPL meets?

I picked the USAPL due to the fact that it is drug-free. A yearlong membership will run you $55, but all this does is give you the option to compete and a fancy (read: paper) membership card.

How do I find a powerlifting competition?

Go To The Federation Facebook Group A good way to get connected to the powerlifting community is to join your federation’s Facebook group. This is where you can ask questions around whether there are any upcoming competitions in your local area or simply get advice on competing for the first-time.

What is a good powerlifting total for 220 weight class?


Weight Class USAPL 100% Raw
198 706.50 661.30
220 727.50 672.40
242 699.75 760.50
275 832.00 800

What’s the heaviest bench ever?

As of 2021, the world record bench press without any equipment (‘raw’) was set by American Julius Maddox at 355 kg (782 lb) surpassing his previous record of 349 kg (770 lb).

How much does Julius Maddox weight?

440–460 lb
Julius Maddox

Personal information
Born May 13, 1987 Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 440–460 lb (200–209 kg)

Does a bench count if your butt comes up?

The bench presses is only a competition lift in powerlifting and the rules usually require that your butt and shoulders are touching the bench but you can arch your back as much as you want. So, yes it is technically cheating.

Is arching your back while benching cheating?

If you arch your back on the bench press, then you’re a cheater and should be banned from powerlifting.