Super Total Meet
Our friends at Denver Barbell Club are hosting a USAW + USAPL meet in February. Saturday will be a sanctioned weightlifting meet (you don’t need to be a USAW member to participate). Sunday will be a sanctioned raw USAPL powerlifting meet (you don’t need to be a USAPL member). Winner is the super total of all five lifts.
I don’t know if they’re doing weight classes or if they’re going to do it similar to a Sinclair meet. But it sounds like it’s supposed to be pretty big, so I assume they’ll have enough competitors to have real weight classes.
Randy is considering taking his weightlifters down. They already squat and pull a lot in their normal weightlifting training, so they only need a small extra focus on the bench press. He graciously offered to write a program for anybody in the S&C class that wants to participate.
There’s almost enough time for a full 12-week macro cycle if we start now. If you’re interested in getting hold of Randy’s program, let me know. You can train during S&C class or if you want the full experience, you can train with Randy during Weightlifting club hours.
Even if you don’t think you’d be competitive (though, you probably will be - we spend so much time on all of these lifts, you’re more prepared than you think) - be sure to take advantage of this. It will give you the opportunity to work one of Randy’s programs. He’s a much more intuitive programmer than me, and you’ll learn a lot from him.
You can learn a ton from working with The Maestro for the next 12 weeks!
Link to register for the meet is here.
From their website:
The weekend will start with a sanctioned USA Weightlifting meet on Saturday followed by a Powerlifting meet on Sunday. Athletes must compete in both meets to earn a Super Total and be eligible for prize packages. And trust us, you want these prizes.
This year we are excited to announce we will have a Female & Male Youth Division. To be eligible for the Youth Division prizes, athletes must be under the age of 15 at time of competition. ALL youth lifters will compete during the women's session. When registering for the event, please purchase a Female contender ticket. Minimum lift attempt is 11.7kg.
We'll have music, food, an amazing announcer and a full recovery area, staffed by the best in Denver.
We have opened up a few spots for lifters that only want to compete in one of the competitions, but these are meant to be for people who need totals for a specific qualification purpose, so just do the whole damn thing.