by Tim Piper
July 21, 2012 – Six lifters from the Salvation Army Gym in Macomb Illinois competed in the 2012 Macomb Record Setter meet establishing a total of 27 American records in the United States All-round Weightlifting Association. The United States All-round Weightlifting Association (USAWA) is a lifting organization dedicated to drug free lifting in many forms, from exercises performed in old-time circus strongman acts to lesser known unorthodox exercises often referred to as “odd lifts”. Many of the lifts are named after their originators or in honor of strongmen and women of the past.
The lifts of this meet included: Cyr Press, a one hand dumbbell overhead press; Peoples Deadlift, a deadlift starting 18” off the ground; Anderson Press, an overhead barbell press starting at forehead height; Apollon’s lift, a clean and press with a 2” barbell; Fulton Bar Jefferson Lift, a straddle deadlift with a 2” barbell; Cheat Curl, a barbell curl which allows preliminary fast lowering of the barbell and back arching during completion; Dumbbell Cheat Curl, similar to the cheat curl with dumbbells; Strict Curl, a barbell curl performed with the head and hips held motionless against a wall, heels no more than 3 inches from the wall and no form of body movement during the curl; Deadlift with heels at 12” spacing; Bench Press with hands together; Bench Press with feet in the air; Bench Press with mixed grip; Bench Press with reverse grip; 1 hand Bench Press; and the Piper Squat, a below parallel barbell squat with the barbell held upon the lower back.
The youngest of the lifters, 11 year old Whitney Piper, set 4 records in the 30k/66 pound category. She set records of 15 pounds in the Cyr Press, 22 pounds in the Piper Squat, 38.58 pounds in the Anderson Press, and 88 pounds in the Peoples Deadlift.
Dawn Piper, who already holds 9 records in the USAWA, set records of 30 pounds in the Cyr Press, 49.6 pounds in the Apollon’s Lift, 71.6 pounds in the Anderson press, and 176.37 pounds in the Peoples Deadlift.
17 year old, 164 pound Brian Jenkins set six records total, all in press exercises. His lightest lift was a 104.72 pound 1 Right arm Bench Press. He went on to set a very impressive 90 pound Cyr Press, followed by the 148.8 pounds in the Bench Press with hands together, 209.44 pounds in the Reverse Grip Bench Press, 220 pounds in the Alternating Grip Bench Press, and 233.69 pounds in the Bench Press with feet in the air.
185 pound Jon Myres set four records total starting with an exciting 2 Dumbbell Cheat curl of 120 pounds. He went on to set an impressive 80 pound left hand Cyr Press, a 90 pound right hand Cyr Press, and finished the day with a 275.58 pound Peoples Deadlift.
165 pound Jay Allen had a big day setting 5 records. Jay started with a 60 pound right hand Cyr Press followed by a 65 pound left hand Cyr Press. He went on to set a 132 pound Piper Squat, a grueling 385.8 pound Fulton Bar Jefferson Lift, completing the day with a 440 pound Peoples Deadlift.
Brady Popkin, weighing 239 pounds, had the biggest lifts of the day. He began with a 148.8 pound Strict Curl, followed up with Cheat Curl of 242.5 pounds, then matching his curl weight with a 242.5 pound Bench Press with hands together. He finished the day up with Deadlift with heels at 12” apart of 562.17 pounds, and then put up the second heaviest ever Peoples Deadlift of 600.7 pounds.
The Salvation Army Gym lifters are now preparing for the upcoming International All-round Weightlifting Association World Championships, to be held in Kansas in October. Anyone interested in drug free lifting sports is welcome to stop by the Salvation Army Gym weekdays between 3 and 5 p.m. While competition is not required, many compete in the USAWA, the American Drug Free Powerlifting Federation, and USA Weightlifting. The gym is free and open to drug free lifters, and is coached by Roger Gedney, Judy Gedney, Tim Piper and Mike Chase.
Macomb Record Setter
Salvation Army Gym
July 21st, 2012
Meet Director: Tim Piper
Official (1 official system used): Tim Piper
|Whitney Lee Piper||11||29.9||30||Cyr Press (right)||15|
|Dawn Piper||41||64.3||65||Cyr Press (right)||30|
|Brian Jenkins||17||74.4||75||BP feet in air||233.69|
|BP hands together||148.81|
|BP mixed grip||220.46|
|1 Hand BP (right)||49.60|
|BP reverse grip||209.44|
|Cyr Press (right)||90|
|Jonathan Myres||26||84.8||85||Cheat Curl-2 DB’s||120|
|Cyr Press (right)||90|
|Cyr Press (left)||80|
|Jay Allen||25||74.9||75||Cyr press (right)||60|
|Cyr Press (left)||65|
|Jefferson Lift Fulton Bar||385.81|
|Brady Popkin||26||108.5||110||Strict Curl||148.81|
|DL 12” heels||562.17|
|BP Hands Together||242.51|
Note: All Cyr Press attempts in case records are kept for each hand. All records are recorded in pounds, many of them have been converted from our calibrated kilo plates. BW is bodyweight in kilograms.