WE ARE PROUD TO BE STRONG!
Team CrossFit Basel was represented by five athletes at the Swiss Powerlifting Championship 2019 (SDFPF) in Zuchwil SO. They won 4 gold medals and one silver medal. Monika broke her own swiss record in the bench press. Congratulations!
Our lifting Team currently holds 103 swiss, 12 european and 10 world records!
Find detailed explanation about the sport of Powerlifting as well as past reports on the bottom of the post.
Results Team CrossFit Basel:
Monika Kohler-Wiesli, 1st place M4/-70kg:
Bench Press: 54kg (Swiss Record)
Leonardo Bucci, 1st Place SR/-100kg:
Bench Press: 140kg
Ramon Gysin, 1st Place SR/-110kg, 2nd Place overall:
Bench Press: 155kg
Tatjana Abramides, 1st Place SR/-63kg, 3rd Place overall:
Bench Press: 65kg
Yvonne Piëch, 2nd Place SR/-70kg:
Bench Press: 60kg
Headcoach Ramon Gysin:
„The event was very well organised and I am very happy with the performance of our team, they did a great job. Plenty of personal bests being achieved. Thanks to all volunteers and the judges and congrats to all fellow athletes!
The youngest athlete was 16, the oldest 65. Everybody can compete in Powerlifting. Strength Training is important for Health and the Sport of Powerlifting is all about showing control over the loads you move, the rules are very strict. Try it! Lifting weights is not dangerous, not doing anything IS dangerous.
“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”—Socrates
We are made to move. Hence this is what I try to do every day. The other magic trick I use is the following: Don’t do stupid shit! If you think you will get hurt, don’t do it. If you don’t know HOW to do it, ask somebody who knows or, if you are smart enough to distinguish good advice from bad advice, watch videos on youtube or use google. If you are in pain, do something, don’t ignore it. Find out, what it is. Heal. Train around the pain, come back, get stronger and fitter. Keep going and never stop. Just don’t stop. Don’t even think about.
“Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got.” —Steven Pressfield
Body, mind and soul, all needs to be in balance. To function, the body needs some sort of resistance training, otherwise muscles will become weak, you are more vulnerable. It’s like taking care of your car. So far as I know, I got one body and can’t renew my leasing every 4 years and get a new one. So I try to keep an eye on it. It carries my brain and my soul. A fit body gives me more options. And a fit body is necessary for a fit mind. So I strongly believe in being fit to be able to contribute more AND LONGER. Happy lifting!“
Find the best lifts of Team CrossFit Basel on vimeo.
Are you interested in attending one of Ramon Gysin’s Powerlifting Seminars or Strongman Workshops? Here are your next chances:
Want to host a workshop: Get back to him via firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Powerlifting?
Every athlete has three attempts in the following three exercises (Powerlifts). The total of the best lifts count towards the total.
You can also compete in Single Lift Competitions where you choose to compete in one, two, or all three lifts, but get ranked separately in each lift.
There are raw competitions where only a belt is allowed and there are equipped competitions (single ply => one layer of suits/equipment and multi ply => several layers of equipment) where athletes wear assistant suits, briefs and knee wraps to be able to lift much more weight.
Team CrossFit Basel is competing raw.
What is the WDFPF?
The World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation was established to give drug free lifters a home as in most strength sports there is no or little drug testing. In fact there is no other sports federation (including ALL olympic sports!) in the world today that knows such severe punishment like the WDFPF. If an athlete is tested positive he or she will be banned FOR LIFE and all past results will be erased.
The WDFPF is also an inclusive federation, all athletes, no matter what age, are competing at the same venue at the same competition together, ranked in their respective weight and age classes.
Reports from the past:
BZ Basel European Championship 2015