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IWF and World Para Powerlifting Sign “Strengthening the World” Agreement

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and World Para Powerlifting Organization (WPPO) announced on Oct. 1, 2020, that the two groups signed a Memorandum of Understanding (or MoU). By doing so, both organizations hope to strengthen their ties and benefit one another in a few key areas in an effort to raise awareness of the sport.   …

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Larry Wheels Incline Presses 275-Pound Dumbbells for a New World Record

Larry Wheels keeps on collecting world records. Wheels, whose last name is Williams, posted a video on Oct. 1, 2020, to his YouTube channel of him performing the heaviest incline dumbbell bench press of all time. Watching Williams perform insanely heavy stunts isn’t out of the ordinary, but even by his standards, pressing two 275-pound …

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IATBP Is Transforming Powerlifting and Bodybuilding For Trans And Nonbinary Lifters

Powerlifters and bodybuilders — athletes across strength sports, really — have been struggling with the lack of competition and in person camaraderie during the Coronavirus pandemic. That loss has been tough on many folks’ mental health. As strength athletes, we plan our goals and dreams around the cycles of increased joy, excitement, and community that …

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Joe Sullivan Squats 822 Pounds/372 Kilograms for a New World Record

Brave Enough CrossFit in North Kansas City, Missouri was the site of the 2020 edition of “The Face-off” powerlifting meet, approved by the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF). Anyone that remained in attendance got to see powerlifting history be made thanks to Ohio native Joe Sullivan Sullivan was competing in the 220 pound (100 kg) …

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Sebastian Oreb: Inside the Mind of Australian Strength Coach

Today we’re talking to Sebastian Oreb, better known online as Australian Strength Coach. Sebastian has trained athletes from professional rugby players to elite powerlifters, and he’s also the strength coach of 2018 World’s Strongest Man Hafthor Bjornsson. Sebastian joins us to talk about his unconventional path in strength, the ways in which personal strength goals …

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Bask in the Glory of Heather Connor’s 185kg/407.9lbs Deadlift; A New American Record

Powerlifter Heather Connor is an absolute force in the -47 kilogram weight class. She was the first female International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) powerlifter to deadlift 4 times her bodyweight raw– an accomplishment she has duplicated multiple times over — and currently holds the females’s deadlift world record of 176 kilograms (388 pounds). Additionally, she holds …

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Yangsu Ren Deadlifts Jaw-Dropping 4.5x Bodyweight In Training

Yangsu “Yu-yu” Ren, known as the “Deadlift Panda” on Instagram, has actually significantly advanced his deadlift over the last three years. Back in 2017, we saw him contend at the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Raw Nationals, in the -83 kg weight class, where he lifted 340 kgs (7496 pounds)– 15 kilograms (33 pounds) over the world …

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Para Powerlifter Eri Yamamoto Aspires to Represent Japan at the Paralympic Games

From the age of 8, Para powerlifter Eri Yamamoto imagined representing her nation in the Paralympic Games. While just recently discovering powerlifting in 2016, Yamamoto rapidly rose through the ranks and was on the fence of receiving the 2020 Summer Paralympics prior to the postponement of the competition. Completing in the -55 kg class, Yamamoto …

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Check Out Jen Thompson’s Insane 330-Pound Raw Bench Press

Legendary powerlifter Jen Thompson keeps raising the bar — literally. The 11-time International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Bench Press Champion posted a video on Instagram of her bench-pressing 330 pounds, raw. Thompson has competed in the -63 kilogram and -72 kilogram categories (or 138 and 158 pounds). So, pound for pound, that means the 47-year-old …

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Girls Who Powerlift: Rori Alter

Dr. Rori Alter is a Physician of Physical Therapy, Strength and Nutrition Coach, and Competitive Powerlifter. Dr. Rori is the creator of Progressive Rehab & & Strength, LLC., offering rehab, coaching, programs and nutrition services for competitive and entertainment strength professional athletes. Her training, understanding, and experience allow her to play a distinct role in …

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