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What a Week of Training Looks Like for Elite Powerlifter Heather Connor

The sport of powerlifting appears to be simple. There are only three lifts in a competition — the squat, the bench press, and the deadlift. You lift the weight, and then a judge lets you know if you performed it properly. Easy, right? Well, maybe just in theory.  Anyone who has competed in powerlifting knows …

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Floor Press Vs. Bench Press — Is One Better Than the Other?

If you’ve been lifting for even a minute, you’ve probably heard of the bench press — a powerlifting movement that lifters of all backgrounds work into their training for more upper-body mass and stronger pressing mechanics. It wouldn’t be a shocker, however, if you’ve never heard heard of the floor press, a near-identical movement that …

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Powerlifter Rachel Torres Deadlifts 34.7 Kilograms Over Junior World Record In Training

At 23 years old, powerlifter Rachel Torres competes in the 75-kilogram  (165-pound) weight class and just trounced a Junior world record (JWR) deadlift in training. The two-time all-time world record holder pulled a milestone 272.2-kilogram (600-pound) deadlift in a sumo stance on March 3, 2021. That is a full 34.7 kilograms (76.4 pounds) over the current …

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Best Lifting Straps For Powerlifting, Weightlifting, and More

There are so many lifting straps on the market, and it can be a daunting experience for a strength athlete trying to find the best lifting strap for them. What we continue to find through sweaty gym sessions is that different straps offer different benefits. A lot of what makes a strap so great is heavily dependent …

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Powerlifter Josh Greiner Smashed Teen World Records In Training at 17 Years Old

On March 1, 2021, powerlifter Josh Greiner performed what seems like an inconceivable training session. At 17 years of age and a bodyweight of 105 kilograms (231.5 pounds), he performed the three big lifts raw — squat, bench press, and deadlift — hitting personal records in the former two. Those PRs and his total would …

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Powerlifter Chris Weist’s 428-Kilogram/971-Pound Deadlift Is a MASSIVE PR

It takes most experienced lifters a year — sometimes longer — to add 30 pounds (or even 10) to a lift. Or, if you’re 25-year old Chris Weist, it takes three weeks. Exactly 21 days after pulling 428 kilograms (942.4 pounds) in competition for an unofficial world record, Weist ripped 440.5 kilograms (971 pounds) for …

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Powerlifting Plus Weightlifting: How to Train for the 5-Lift Super Total

Pose a powerlifting versus weightlifting question on social media, and you’ll likely never see the end of the comments section. But followers of the Super Total training method would ask, “Why not both?” Super Total training combines the five main lifts from both powerlifting (squat, bench, and deadlift) and weightlifting (snatch and clean & jerk). …

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Meet Mary Hodge, USA Para Powerlifting’s Strength Mastermind

Mary Hodge is the U.S. Paralympics Powerlifting Head Coach and the High-Performance Manager of Paralympic Operations of USA Para Powerlifting (USAPP). Her roster includes several elite Para powerlifters — including two-time Paralympian Shafik Ahmed, two-time Paralympic gold-medalist Kim Brownfield, four-time Paralympian Mary Stack, and the 2019 World Para Powerlifting (WPPO) World Cup champion Jacob Schrom. …

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5 Kickass Moments From The Hybrid Showdown III Powerlifting Meet

Hybrid Showdown III in Miami, FL was like the Met Gala for powerlifting — but with heavy weights and lifting belts. The who’s who in the sport showed up to compete in this live event, and, man, did they deliver. The guest list included Daniel Bell, Julius Maddox, Brianny Terry, John Haack, and Jamal Browner. …

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Powerlifter Dan Bell Becomes the First Man to Total Over 1,179 Kilograms (2,600 Pounds) Raw With Wraps

Less than three months after Petr Petras took the all-time world record raw total with wraps from Dan Bell, Bell reclaimed the record in monumental fashion at the Hybrid Showdown 3 in Miami, FL on Feb. 21, 2021. Bell totaled 1,182.5 kilograms (2,607 pounds). He is the first lifter ever to achieve this total in …

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