Saturday, June 25, 2022

USAWA Postal Meet

While researching odd lifts, I came across the USAWA (United States All-Round Weightlifting Association).  This bunch seems to have a great club that pays homage to lifts of old.

I was intrigued and set out to complete the 2nd Quarter Postal Meet events which included Crucifix, Strict Curl and Deadlift - No Thumbs.

The Crucifix was a really tough movement.  I ended up going 3 for 3 at 10, 15 and 20#

The Strict Curl was easier than I expected and I went 3 for 3 again at 71, 81 and 87#

The Deadlift No Thumbs seemed easy, but I failed my 3rd lift.  I had success at 263 and 283# and failed 293#.  I broke it off the ground, but could not hold on.

I intend to apply for membership and participate in club events.

The USAWA was actually mentioned in an January 1, 2003 article called The Odd Lifts.

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