by Al Myers
Yesterday I described and discussed the Roman Chair. Today I would like to tell you about the USAWA Records that have been set with the use of a Roman Chair. As I said yesterday, there are three USAWA Official Lifts that require the use of a Roman Chair in order to do them – the Abdominal Raise on a Roman Chair, the Roman Chair Bench Press, and the Roman Chair Situp. In looking over the record list on these lifts, it seems that there are alot of “empty spots” in the list. Most all of the records were set at record day competitions. Only one meet has contested any of these Roman Chair exercises, and that was the No Weight Dozen held by Bill Clark in 1999 and 2000. Only one woman has EVER peformed a Roman Chair lift, and that is Cindy Garcia at a record day in Clark’s Gym in 1988. So – at your next record day give one of these Roman Chair lifts a try and join this small group of lifters who have experienced the PAIN of the ROMAN CHAIR!
Overall USAWA Records in the Abdominal Raise on the Roman Chair
Overall USAWA Records in the Roman Chair Bench Press
Overall USAWA Records in the Roman Chair Situp
NOTES: Wt class is bodyweight class in kilograms. Records are listed in pounds.