Super Heavyweight Mike Zawilinski of the Iron Revolution, competed at the 2009 USAPL Bench Press Nationals in Cleveland last Sunday. He pressed 280kg (617lbs) on his third attempt after missing his opener 275kg (606lbs) twice. The 280 kg was good enough for third place in the Men’s Open SHW division.
The Massachusetts/Rhode Island Record Breakers was billed as the rematch between the Iron Revolution and Next-Level after the Iron Revolution beat Next-Level at the 2009 New England’s. It was agreed that each team would have four lifters and that the meet would be decided by the total sum of wilks scores of each team. Joe Nappa and Andrew Mangan lead the way for Next-Level with a dominate performance. In the end this was a battle of attrition as Iron Revolution saw two of its lifters bomb in the bench and Next-Level had one lifter pull out. Overall it was a great meet and there are rumors that other teams want in on the action next year.
The on-line entry form is now available for the Massachusetts/Rhode Island Record Breakers in the Team Store. The meet will take place at Bay State Athletic Club in Scituate, MA at 11 am weigh-ins will begin at 9am.
If you have any questions please call Mike at 781-706-4009
On Saturday 25th there are five confirmed members of the Iron Revolution who are going to take the three hour drive north to Waterville Maine to compete in the USAPL Central Maine Bench & Push/ Pull Open. This meet is also a charity meet to help raise funds for St. Judes Children’s Hospital.
I am please to announce that the first article has been put onto the site. TRAINING AROUND POWERLIFTING INJURIES WHILE STILL MAKING PROGRESS by Steven Ritucci Jr. Steve has been in the New England Powerlifting scene for 14 years and has lots of experience in training around injuries and shares some of his journey with us. To view his articles please click the articles link on the main page.
On Saturday August 1st the Iron Revolution and Next Level Fitness will be hosting the Massachusetts/Rhode Island Record Breakers Powerlifting meet. This meet will pin the two teams against each other to see who has the best squad in New England. Many of the lifters on each team are also looking to break state records. This will be a USAPL sanctioned meet, more details to come soon.
Training logs for Northeastern University and Springfield College’s Powerlifting teams can be found in the Iron Revolution Message Board in the Friends of the Iron Revolution Training Logs Forum. Here you will see what the upcoming stars in New England Powerlifting are doing.
Ironrevolution.com is still under construction but you are still welcome to use the message board and look at our records. For more information submit a post on the message board or email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.