I understand that they divide it up into weight classes, but in my mind, i think they should also divide it up into height classes (if they dont' already)
A 5'6 185 pounder is going to have a definite advantage over a 6' 185 lifter. .Of course i understand that it's about competition and that not EVERYTHING is gonna be completely fair, but if there was a near deadlock between a 5'2 180 pounder who can bench 350 and a 5'11" 180 pounder who can bench 340, how are they judged.. the 5'2 dude is obviously gonna be large as ****, while the 6 footer will actually be a bit light for his height. but then again, that would probably be a matter of body fat and since this isn't bodybuilding i suppose that's a moot point.. so i dont' really know my position on this.. i was just wondering what you guys thought about the height/weight difference for powerlifters??
Aside from curiosity I ask because i'm considering hitting up a meet somewhere down teh line as soon as I bring up my core lifts a lot more..
Here are my stats, obviously they aren't up to par with powerlifting, i don't intend to go far in it, i just want to do a meet and see how i do and enjoy.. I'll probably try and look into it in summer of 05 so that gives me a full year and then some..
18 years old
5' 11" , 185, 12% bf
Bench - 265
Deadlift - 315 (repped 5 times last week, unsure about max)
Squat - 215 (pathetic I know, needs to be upped by at LEAST 100 pounds in the next year)
any follow up and suggestions are appreciated. peace