2nd EVER Powerlifting Triathlon

Power Triathlon


Powerlifting is a strength sport consisting of three events:

1. The SQUAT


2. The Benchpress


 3. The Deadlift




Powerlifting meets take place across the world. It has also been a Paralympic sport since 1984 and is also a World Games sport.

Competitors are judged against other lifters of the same gender, weight class, and age group.

Single lift meets are often held, sometimes alongside a normal 3-lift event. This is most common in the bench press.

This, well the original (1st EVER) POWER TRIATHLON, was my Helge’s brainchild. Instead of running the competitions, as usual, which can become ‘boring’ (for lack of a better word), I for one, really enjoyed the first Competition of this kind. Normally a competition would run all day. First everybody does squats. The loaders have to load the pre-elected weights for the specific lifter on the rack. He lifts. Loaders change weights for next lifter. He lifts. And so on…

Every lifter has 3 turns per event. This means for a certain weight class, gender and age group the process gets repeated 3 times (if the previous lift was unsuccessful the lifter will probably try the same weight – but he is free to choose a heavier weight – only thing: he can’t go ‘lower’). Next group…. Next event… 3 times per lifter per group…and so forth. You can imagine the time it takes, right?

With the Power Triathlon things are faster (and therefor a bit, NO, a LOT more extreme):

The lifter has 10 minutes in total to do 3x all lifts with his pre-elected weights – he therefor stays on the platform and the clock starts ticking. All events’ racks are on the same stage/platform and once he finishes one lift/event he moves on to the next weight/event area. He can either perform 3 x same(or higher) lift and stay there until complete or he can rotate and do 1 x each and return to start to repeat the process. If he decides to ‘up’ the weight it gets added to the rack by the loaders and he carries on.

And seeing this is my blog ‘n all and I can post just about anything I like (and care about), allow me to show off a little, ok?



A commentary we received from BigArnie (friend and training partner):

Our man Chaos did us all proud. He did 25 reps on 180kg or 396lb. He could definitely have squeezed out a few more reps if he really wanted. As it is, 25 reps is a huge achievement!! There are really only a few people in the world that can do that, let alone at 4o-eeehhhmmm-something 😉 years of age. It was very impressive to watch.

Did you know that the ‘squat‘ is one of the, if not, THE best exercise for THE tighest butt you may ever own? (depending from which angle you look at it – I may not have my own, but I own one… get it??) 😉

Did I mention that I have one of the best ‘squatters’ living in the same house than me?

Do you know what people say behind your back, my L♥ve??? :mrgreen:  




12 Responses to “2nd EVER Powerlifting Triathlon”

  1. August 28, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    RAWR -1ste – COPYRIGHT Sielispeer : 2009 – Ha ha joking my love – thanx a lot, will do you proud xxh

    • 2 BB
      August 28, 2009 at 12:50 pm

      Uitgevang!!! 👿 So DIS waar jy kuier as jy dink niemand sien jou nie??!! :mrgreen:

  2. 3 Plaasjuppie
    August 28, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Elke more terwyl ek die eliptical maak sing sien ek die poster, maar ek was te bang om te vra want dit klink na pyn. Maar nou verstaan ek ook, thanx BB.

    B.t.w. I’m getting nutrition and exercise advice from one of the best athletes in his field in the country, so I reckon I’m in good hands . . . or I’m in some real serious doodoo. I don’t know which yet.

    En terwyl ons dan nou brag, ons was ook daar om die record attempt te sien. Got the video to prove it! Just maybe, in a couple of years time, I might have a go and try and beat it 😉 Sort of the student challenging the master. Respect Helgard!

    • 4 BB
      August 28, 2009 at 1:41 pm

      You go PJ!! You would probably do well at it!! Plus you have the right kind of personality and character. Onthou net: it takes a whole lot of blood, sweat and puke to get there… maar Helge se raad voor ‘n strawwe oefensessie is altyd: “Eet ‘n lekker vetterige ete – Dit kits makliker”. :mrgreen:

      • 5 Krista
        August 28, 2009 at 2:10 pm

        Gelukkig is pc screens nie interactive nie . . . anders is jy nou gespray met ‘n mondvol koffie . . . 😀

  3. 6 Plaasjuppie
    August 28, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Sweet en bloed . . . no problem. Maar ek trek die lyn by nommer 3. I don’t do fatty meals 😉

  4. August 29, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Boendoe man het my gevra om hierdie te versprei aan haar blog gesin:

    Ok, Boendoe is weer weg, daar gaan nou baie navrae en soektogte wees.. Die rede hoekom sy haar Blog delete het is ek ( Wisecrack).Haar man vir die wat dit nog nie agtergekom het nie.Soos seker die grootste deel van haar blog gesin, het ook ek gaan soek na haar nuwe blog.Baie gevind wat kon relate en haar oor n paar gekonfronteer.( Geen privaatheid of eie identiteid gegun nie.)

    Baie harrass en onreg aangedoen. Is seker sy is met n klomp van julle in kontak op e pos, vir die wat nie is nie, hoop sy begin weer gou post.

    Wat meer kan ek se, mis haar blog net so veel as almal.


    Ps, ek is die bad guy hier, nie BOENDOE nie

    • 8 BB
      August 31, 2009 at 7:19 am

      Is cool Wisecrack! At 2nd thought… is seker nie cool nie 😕 – maar at least weet ons ook nou. Laat weet tog maar as sy weer ‘oppie lug’ is, ja?

  5. August 31, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Ekke is nou nuuskierig…Hoe het dit gegaan, Beeps?

  6. August 31, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Oeeee…Ek herken een outjie wat ek ken…Is daai Riaan op die youtube thingy?

  7. September 2, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Shit is dit die Raw-weergawe is, wil ek nie die gekookte ene sien nie 🙂

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