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The Top 5 Powerlifting Women to Watch in 2021

2020 was a year of chaos for athletes all across the world. With events being canceled and gyms forced to close their doors, athletes were obligated to find new ways to train. Some athletes were able to train in the comfort of their own home, while some got really creative and built their equipment to …

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Andrey Sapozhonkov Bench Presses 277kg (611 pounds) at 90kg Bodyweight Raw

On December 17 th, Russian powerlifter Andrey Sapozhonkov competed in the Raw department of the 2020 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) World Championships in Moscow, Russia. He only participated in the bench press portion of the competition, but he carried out a task that garnered a great deal of attention out of the powerlifting community. …

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Petr Petras Breaks All-Time World Raw Powerlifting Total Record

Super-heavyweight powerlifter Petr Petras of Czechia made history in his sport on December 5,2020 That is since he completed at a meet in Odessa, Ukraine, and by the conclusion of that fulfill, he took ownership of the all-time world record in the raw total with knee wraps as a superheavyweight. The new mark is now …

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Powerlifter Heather Connor Deadlifts 192.5kg (424 Pounds) At Bodyweight of 44.5kg (99 Pounds)

Two-time IPF 47 kg World Champion powerlifter Heather Connor was taking part in an Instagram live video on November 27, 2020 when she set a new personal record for herself. At a bodyweight of 44.5 kg (99 pounds), she deadlifted 192.5 kg (424 pounds). After you do the math, that means she was able to …

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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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Julius Maddox Lifts 705 Pounds for 4 Reps on the Bench Press (RAW)

Julius Maddox, the existing all-time world record holder in the raw bench press, is still preparing for his attempt to make history on June 27 when he wishes to become the very first male to press 800 pounds (363 kg) Even with the pandemic crisis that has actually taken hold on most of the world, …

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2020 Powerlifting Events Canceled or Postponed Due To Coronavirus (Updated)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as characterized by the World Health Organization (WHO) last week is causing a multitude of powerlifting events to be canceled, postponed, or otherwise forced to adjust the events accordingly. We at BarBend decided it would be helpful to have a continuously updated list of canceled and postponed powerlifting events. We have lists for …

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Julius Maddox Bench Presses a PR 765 Pounds (Raw)!

Julius Maddox has made it clear that he is currently on his own personal road to an 800 pound raw bench press. On February 22nd, the Kentucky resident’s journey moved past another incredible mark. Maddox posted a video on Instagram showing him completing a single rep with 765 pounds (347 kg). That is eight 45 …

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