Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What????..IPF screwing the common man..........AGAIN!!!!

Bob's belts is throwing down the gauntletTaken from the book of faces:
"To our loyal customers/friends, and future customers. For the sake of principle, at this time, we refuse to pay the IPF (International Powerlifting Federation) almost $4,000 in order to be on their “Approved” products list. This means that if you purchase a high quality Bob’s Belt, you may or may not need to get our belt approved by officials while at/upon arrival at the IPF event you choose to compete in. We are not sure at this time whether there will be extra fees involved in your own belt approval process, but we can definitely stand behind the fact that our belt will meet all of the approved competition specifications, i.e., thickness, width and all other matters of legality for the competition, so with this said, your Bob’s Belt will meet all the specifications and standards to enter the competition. There are still questions that need to be answered, so we will update this statement accordingly. We at Bob’s Belts, Bob and Julie Morris, and our family have had only one goal for the last 40 years: To handcraft the finest weightlifting belt in the world, and we have done that. We are the creators of the 4” powerlifting belt of which so many have tried and failed to duplicate. We are not a multimillion dollar company with a board of directors and and gobs of money and employees, we are just a small American family business, who has always taken passion in our product, and the sport of powerlifting, and we have proven our good name time and time again. With that said, we will not be bullied by this new IPF legislation, not without a fight, we may come to some compromise in the future, but as of right now, NO WAY…So we urge you to visit this link (see below), and sign this online petition “IPF Exec - Reverse Decision to Add Belts to Approved Equipment List”. This petition was created (ironically) by one of our customers as we discovered later. We unknowingly came across this petition online during our own research and we ourselves were glad to sign it…We also want to thank you all so much for being so supportive over the years. If you don’t sign this petition for us, at least sign it for the many other small businesses, who need a fair shake when it comes to their own products, and being on some bogus list, as well as the lifters who have belts (not on the list). Lets all work together to take care of the little guy…Please write to the IPF and tell them this is plain wrong! Thank you sincerely, Bob and Julie Morris"

Lance Armstrong: I'd follow the pack...

So, is he saying he would do PED's again or LIE again.....in the WPC we do not lie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

RACE-Walkers............What the hell is that!!!!!!!!!???????????????????????????????????

Maslakov's departure comes as the Russian federation faces a World Anti-Doping Agency investigation into claims of systematic drug use and cover-ups and three days after five Russian race-walkers, including three Olympic champions, received doping bans.

Now this is a smart guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Now you know......

History...I train a 33 year old, RAW, WPC bench presser that can double 585 pounds and single out at 605 pounds....he trains the bench press once every week or two weeks. He is able to retain or increase his bench by doing 150 pound dumb bells for reps of 10 plus once or twice a week.....

Saturday, January 17, 2015

YOU CAN NOT KILL A LEGEND.....The return of BIG IRON!!!!!

Hey Mike, just wanted to say hi! I took the Iowa/Nebraska APF state chair and am 
planning my first APF meet for April 11 in Omaha. Shawn Frankl has opened a Big 
Iron in Sioux City Iowa and I have opened my gym at my home in Council Bluffs 
Iowa. 
Just want to let you know. You were always a friend of Big Iron and Shawn and I 
plan on carrying on the Rick Hussey Legacy. Hope all is well! 
Jim Grandick

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Year in Review....2014 WORLDS...................

From the soul of GOD and the power of MAN....The 2014 WPC Championships in West Palm was absolutely SPECTACULAR................METAL probably broke my number one RULE..."do not lose money."

Massive numbers....first class, cutting edge equipment...METAL supports WPC powerlifting...go buy something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

2014 Year in Review.................AWPC Moscow...

The perfect meet structure....massive amount of sportsmen...three platforms....massive amount of fun!

..and yes this was a drug-tested meet............

Saturday, January 3, 2015

2014 Year in review...European Championships in BAKU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This was a government sanction event and extremely high profile. Every aspect for the powerlifters was done. The hotel/venue was first class and located in the center of the beautiful city of Baku. The medals were designed and created by the same artist and company the produced the OLYMPIC awards.

This was not my first time to this city and it will not be my last................JOB WELL DONE!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Year in Review...2014 EUROPA SPORTS CONVENTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This convention is held in the giant convention center in Orlando, Florida. The American branch of the WPC, the APF, is one of the core sports attractions. Once we start lifting the crowd come to our area to see the BIG IRON being moved.

We know these festivals are fun. Tragically the meet director is under a very strict time limit. Which means there can only be a very limited amount of powerlifters allowed. Of course this reduces the amount of funds that can be spent.