November 15, 2006

9 responses to Official Hiatus

  1. Theresa Says:

    I’m very impressed by the detailed responses to questions on this site! Looking forward to seeing the virtual meet site. Best wishes.

  2. Kris Says:

    Thanks Theresa, much appreciated. :-)

  3. Scott Says:

    See you when you return Kris. In the meantime, there are more than a few things in the archives to keep us all going.

  4. Kris Says:

    Hmmm… maybe this break would be a good opportunity to start a “find your favorite post(s) in the archives” thingy? I’d actually be quite curious to hear what people consider the best or most useful reads. The archives are slowly growing to the point that the majority of readers have probably not read the whole thing anymore. So, any suggestions? What would you the reader recommend to others? Feel free to go hunting. ;-)

    As a starting point, may I recommend this two-year old video from this entry featuring the legendary rocket power abs and Pjotr rows movements. Essential stuff.

  5. Måns Says:

    Yup, legendary stuff indeed…
    What about the Jungle-Jim pulldowns..?
    Or the spiderman rows with loading pin..? ;)

  6. Theresa Says:

    I enjoy reading about your outdoor gym and really loved the “one man meet”. Also the posts you wrote explaining westside training were very informative.
    My hubby Sam built me a virtual outside gym using 3D modeling software. It’s very cool and I’ll send you a pic of it soon.
    How many participants do you have for the virtual meet?

  7. Kris Says:

    Thanks for the feedback Theresa! I’m really looking forward to seeing the virtual outside gym. How often do you lift there? ;-)

    We have about ten or eleven lifters who have pre-registered for the virtual meet (unfortunately, Mike got injured and had to drop out), but the real sign-up will be happening at soonish. This will allow everyone who participates to familiarize themselves with the rules and drug-free policy before they sign up. Polishing the rules to be flexible enough to accomodate most accepted lifting styles while being strict in terms of execution and writing the virtual meet specific rules are taking longer than I anticipated, but am frantically pushing to get the site up in November or early December… and trying to get some sleep while at it. A link to a draft of the rules will be sent out for commenting to everyone who has shown an interest in the meet and given me their e-mail address (including you Theresa) before they are made public. Am also going to post a bit of related research I did into the relative strength formulas and the new RAW Lifter Classification Standards here as soon as possible. So stay tuned. Hopefully, we will get some more lifters in once the site is up. Am working on this with the presumption that the format will work and that more meets will be organized, not just full meets but also other forms of meets, such as bench only and push-pull.

    As a small head-up to everyone: we will be using IPF squat depth (top
    surface of the legs at the hip joint lower than the top of the knees) and REALLY enforcing it too. The bench has to be paused, but no longer than is required to get the bar totally motionless. All common forms of lifting styles will be accepted, so yes, one can bench heels up in addition to feet flat and so on. More on this later.

  8. Kris Says:

    For the benefit of those stumbling upon this thread down the line: you can behold Theresa’s virtual gym here. Now that’s something else. :-)

  9. Måns Says:

    Kinda reminds me of someplace I’ve been… Hmm. Now where would that be..? Vasa? :D
    Except the birches need to be exchanged for pines and spruces. Oh, and a nice stone wall erected as a backdrop. And, and… :D :D

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