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Table 4 Average absolute and relative first lift weight between those who won and lost

From: What are the odds? Identifying factors related to competitive success in powerlifting

Variable   Squat Bench Press Deadlift
n Absolute Relative Absolute Relative Absolute Relative
Win Lose Win Lose Win Lose Win Lose Win Lose Win Lose
Female              
47 kg# 86 80.4 (18.8) 71.5 (15.2) 1.46 (1.03) 1.33 (0.87) 46.9 (10.9) 44.3 (11.8) 0.78 (0.69) 0.87 (0.48) 103.7 (15.9)* 92.4 (20.0) 2.10 (0.86)* 1.57 (1.34)
48 kg^ 24 91.4 (22.6) 88.9 (13.3) 1.34 (1.51) 1.45 (1.30) 54.7 (11.8) 52.0 (11.2) 1.02 (0.61) 1.10 (0.23) 114.8 (22.8) 111.8 (15.7) 2.05 (1.42) 2.36 (0.34)
52 kg# 252 92.3 (19.8) 84.6 (16.7) 1.58 (0.97) 1.03 (1.35) 52.6 (11.2) 48.4 (9.4) 0.94 (0.50) 0.73 (0.64) 113.2 (21.3) 105.9 (19.2) 2.11 (0.84)* 1.79 (1.12)
53 kg^ 64 90.1 (16.7) 88.3 (18.0) 1.64 (0.69) 1.21 (1.26) 50.1 (10.5) 48.3 (9.6) 0.87 (0.48) 0.82 (0.49) 112.0 (18.0) 114.0 (20.8) 2.18 (0.35)* 1.66 (1.52)
57 kg# 410 97.3 (20.6) 88.4 (20.4) 1.48 (0.99) 1.15 (1.16) 56.7 (11.8) 50.9 (12.1) 0.89 (0.52) 0.76 (0.55) 120.5 (21.3) 110.8 (22.4) 2.00 (0.89)* 1.79 (0.94)
58 kg^ 133 100.0 (18.7) 91.6 (14.3) 1.32 (1.22) 1.28 (1.02) 56.5 (12.9)* 51.7 (9.6) 0.99 (0.22) 0.77 (0.52) 123.4 (20.2) 113.9 (17.6) 2.02 (0.88) 1.78 (0.98)
63 kg# 651 103.8 (21.6) 93.5 (19.6) 1.47 (0.90) 1.25 (0.93) 58.9 (12.6) 52.9 (11.3) 0.85 (0.49)* 0.75 (0.46) 126.9 (22.8) 114.7 (21.0) 1.86 (0.96) 1.77 (0.70)
64 kg^ 213 110.0 (24.6) 98.0 (21.3) 1.65 (0.71)* 1.37 (0.83) 60.6 (12.8) 53.6 (11.7) 0.90 (0.41)* 0.76 (0.43) 132.0 (25.6) 117.1 (23.8) 2.11 (0.40) 1.84 (0.50)
72 kg#^ 1019 112.6 (22.2) 98.5 (21.1) 1.39 (0.89) 1.13 (0.90) 61.6 (12.2) 54.7 (11.8) 0.80 (0.42) 0.69 (0.41) 134.6 (23.3) 119.1 (21.8) 1.87 (0.62) 1.63 (0.60)
84 kg#^ 659 114.7 (24.1) 101.4 (24.1) 1.18 (0.87) 0.99 (0.86) 63.8 (14.6) 57.6 (13.5) 0.71 (0.41) 0.63 (0.40) 134.4 (23.1) 121.5 (22.5) 1.64 (0.49) 1.45 (0.57)
84 kg + # 395 120.8 (32.4) 107.5 (26.9) 0.89 (0.87)* 0.65 (0.91) 66.4 (15.1) 60.9 (13.5) 0.61 (0.31)* 0.53 (0.34) 138.3 (27.6) 125.4 (22.6) 1.29 (0.57) 1.22 (0.42)
100 kg^ 79 121.2 (26.5)* 106.4 (25.4) 1.29 (0.28)* 0.90 (0.76) 68.9 (15.3) 59.7 (13.9) 0.73 (0.16) 0.51 (0.41) 137.6 (22.8) 127.9 (28.1) 1.46 (0.23) 1.37 (0.27)
100 kg+^ 47 125.3 (34.3) 113.4 (16.0) 0.83 (0.82) 0.46 (0.94) 68.0 (14.6) 64.1 (6.3) 0.61 (0.13) 0.57 (0.07) 131.5 (18.9) 124.3 (13.8) 1.17 (0.18) 1.10 (0.13)
Male              
59 kg# 142 127.4 (32.6) 135.8 (42.3) 1.93 (1.21) 0.93 (2.32) 84.7 (18.9) 82.7 (15.2) 1.21 (0.89) 1.17 (0.87) 156.1 (30.6) 154.7 (36.3) 2.31 (1.50) 2.10 (1.78)
62 kg^ 24 100.7 (37.9)* 150.6 (62.4) 1.48 (1.00)*  − 0.59 (3.00) 72.6 (26.0) 94.1 (26.0) 0.88 (0.95) 1.55 (0.40) 138.3 (42.0) 161.3 (26.3) 1.81 (1.61) 1.37 (2.68)
66 kg# 296 143.1 (31.0) 139.1 (28.2) 1.78 (1.38) 1.83 (1.19) 93.3 (19.7) 90.2 (18.8) 1.16 (0.89) 1.13 (0.86) 175.6 (33.9) 169.5 (29.9) 2.47 (1.20) 2.27 (1.38)
69 kg^ 96 141.3 (35.3) 144.5 (30.9) 1.95 (0.91) 1.57 (1.56) 89.7 (17.3) 92.1 (19.0) 1.23 (0.56) 1.12 (0.85) 171.5 (36.3) 172.6 (28.7) 2.20 (1.37) 2.23 (1.37)
74 kg# 853 169.0 (33.5) 153.9 (32.2) 1.80 (1.55) 1.75 (1.28) 112.2 (23.0) 100.5 (21.3) 1.27 (0.93)* 1.11 (0.88) 200.6 (33.7) 185.0 (32.1) 2.41 (1.42)* 2.15 (1.45)
77 kg^ 193 166.5 (36.5)* 155.0 (35.6) 1.69 (1.51) 1.75 (1.20) 109.2 (23.8)* 101.5 (23.0) 1.20 (0.88) 1.13 (0.81) 196.5 (37.2) 185.7 (37.3) 2.34 (1.26) 2.19 (1.26)
83 kg# 1223 185.7 (32.5) 161.1 (29.4) 1.92 (1.30) 1.59 (1.25) 121.9 (21.0) 106.5 (20.1) 1.37 (0.66) 1.12 (0.74) 217.8 (33.4) 192.4 (32.0) 2.44 (1.17) 2.14 (1.11)
85 kg^ 205 175.6 (37.4) 162.7 (29.9) 1.48 (1.59) 1.69 (1.07) 116.3 (26.9)* 109.5 (20.5) 1.13 (0.89) 1.23 (0.54) 206.5 (32.1) 191.8 (30.2) 2.25 (1.13) 2.16 (0.92)
93 kg# 1328 197.1 (31.9) 174.8 (30.5) 1.86 (1.19) 1.56 (1.21) 131.5 (21.5) 115.9 (20.3) 1.26 (0.76) 1.05 (0.77) 230.7 (33.0) 206.2 (32.4) 2.43 (0.85) 2.11 (0.97)
94 kg^ 241 197.8 (32.8) 175.2 (30.8) 1.98 (0.94) 1.48 (1.27) 131.5 (22.5) 115.5 (21.1) 1.36 (0.51)* 1.18 (0.51) 231.3 (33.1) 203.8 (32.6) 2.33 (1.05) 2.20 (0.55)
105 kg#^ 1042 201.6 (33.6) 182.9 (34.2) 1.66 (1.15) 1.54 (1.02) 138.0 (25.7) 123.7 (24.2) 1.19 (0.70) 1.06 (0.66) 234.7 (33.8) 213.2 (34.9) 2.17 (0.89) 1.94 (0.92)
120 kg#^ 590 209.3 (41.0) 184.4 (40.6) 1.49 (1.12) 1.24 (1.09) 139.4 (27.3) 124.6 (26.1) 1.06 (0.65) 0.90 (0.66) 235.2 (37.4) 214.5 (35.0) 2.00 (0.59) 1.70 (0.87)
120 kg+#^ 334 230.2 (65.5) 220.8 (60.1) 1.49 (0.81) 1.30 (1.03) 150.4 (36.2) 149.4 (36.6) 0.95 (0.56) 0.87 (0.70) 242.4 (49.5) 237.4 (48.7) 1.65 (0.69) 1.49 (0.95)
  1. Data are mean (standard deviation)
  2. Relative weight attempt = Absolute weight (kg)/body mass (kg)
  3. *P < 0.05; P < 0.01; P < 0.001 when compared to lose
  4. #International Powerlifting Federation weight class, ^World Powerlifting weight class