Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. It is not a sport that consists of several moving parts moving at a fast pace, but rather a sport of technique and discipline. Since the sport isn't the most exciting to watch, the athletes that compete in...
"BAR'S LOADED," yelled the judge, staring at the 420 lbs laying right in front of him on the platform. After putting his belt on and grabbing chalk, senior Will Nickols '20 aggressively walks up to the rack, preparing to unleash all his power. He places both his feet a few inches away from the Jesuit cross, shoelaces directly beneath...
Ahhhhh, there's no better feeling than waking up at 4 am on a Saturday to lift big weight, right? No? Well, the Jesuit Powerlifting Team thinks so, competing at two consecutive meets both on Saturday mornings. On February 9th, the Jesuit Powerlifting Team woke up early in the morning to go to their first Saturday morning meet. The bus left...
Powerlifting, a sport misunderstood by many. Most people believe that success in powerlifting is a direct effect of reckless brute used to simply yank around heavy weights, but despite common belief, powerlifting requires an incredible amount of control and skill which four Jesuit lifters used to qualify for the regional competition. On March 4th a small group of Jesuit lifters...
At a powerlifting meet, the pressure is on, both literally and figuratively. With the leather belt tight around your waist, you press into it with all your might, feeling as if your eyes might burst open under the growing pressure. Your heart is also racing because of the weight on your back. It tries to crush you as you descend into...
"Down, down, down, UP!"  In the corner of the weight room, a student in a blue singlet and black high-top Converse explodes out of the squat position. During January and February Jesuit's powerlifting team competed in multiple meets in the Texas High School Powerlifting Association. The Rangers' regular season consisted of team wins and personal bests during the first...
The crash of iron hitting the floor, the grunt of a lifter grinding through a rep, the haze of chalk dust floating in the air: these are some of the sights and sounds of a powerlifting meet. Participants compete in only three movements: the squat, bench press, and deadlift. After the chalk clears, the lifter with the highest sum...
Gabe Morales '20 aggressively walks up to the platform, ready to unleash his power upon the bar. Placing his shoelaces directly below the metallic bar, he reaches down, grasps the bar with both hands, sets his back straight, takes a few breaths, and rapidly applies a massive upward force to lift the bar. The bar skyrockets up, as if...

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