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Trans Powerlifter JayCee Cooper Files Lawsuit Against USAPL For Discrimination

On Jan. 12, 2021, lawyers for powerlifter JayCee Cooper officially filed charges against USA Powerlifting (USAPL) and USAPL Minnesota in Ramsey County Court. According to Outsports, the lawsuit alleges violations of the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA). In a news conference the morning of the court filing, Cooper said: I don’t want anyone to experience …

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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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World Para Powerlifting & Eleiko to Integrate Digital Barbell Sensors

On Jan. 5, 2020, World Para Powerlifting Organization (WPPO) and strength sports equipment manufacturer Eleiko announced their collaboration to incorporate a new lift analysis technology into the sleeves of certified Eleiko WPPO Powerlifting competition barbells. The barbell sleeves will be fitted with velocity sensors to track metrics such as velocity and weight recommendations in real-time …

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Powerlifter Julius Maddox Rocks A 710-Pound Bench Press Triple

It should come as not a surprise that Julius Maddox is recalibrating what is possible on the bench press The 33- year-old powerlifter has actually carried out mind-bogglingly heavy bench presses. The most significant highlights include his present world record350- kg (770- pound) raw bench press at the Xtreme Powerlifting Coalition (XPC) Slingshot Face-off at …

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Powerlifter Heather Connor Deadlifts 200 Kilograms/440 Pounds At 45.6KG Bodyweight

Back in November, two-time IPF 47 kg World Champion Heather Connor had set a goal of deadlifting 200 kg (440 pounds), which would be a never-before-matched feat among drug-tested women at her bodyweight. On November 28th, the powerlifter shared a video showing that she didn’t quite reach that number, but still pulled an impressive 192.5 …

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The Top 4 Lifts of 2020 According to BarBend Fans

In spite of many competitions being held off, canceled outright, or rescheduled with unique scenarios due to the Coronavirus pandemic– consisting of the 2020 World’s Strongest Male(WSM), the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games, and the 2020 Olympia weekend— the strength sports world was decorated with dozens of significant lifts in2020 There were world and nationwide records …

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Powerlifter Yangsu Ren Deadlifts 4.6 Times His Bodyweight With 410.5-Kilogram (905-Pound) Pull

What an impressive year of training it has been for Yangsu “Deadlift Panda” Ren. The 32-year-old powerlifter began 2020 with a massive 379-kilogram (835-pound) sumo deadlift with straps using a hook grip. His goal then was to improve his technique to pull a 388-kilogram (855-pound) deadlift — he even took off all of 2019 from …

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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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Powerlifter Dmitry Nasonov Deadlifts 405 Kilograms for New ATWR at -83 Kilograms

In December 2020, at the World Raw Powerlifting World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Dmitry Nasonov set a brand-new all-time world record deadlift at -83- kilograms with a 405- kilogram (892- pound) deadlift He also totaled 910 kgs (2,006 pounds) for a brand-new ATWR total. Weighing in at 82.5 kgs (181 pounds), that indicates the Russian …

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USAPL Announces Adaptive, MX, Para Bench, and Raw with Wraps Categories

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, the USA Powerlifting will include four new divisions to its organization — the Adaptive Athlete Division, the MX Division, Para Bench Division, and Raw With Wraps Division. The announcement was made on the USAPL’s website on Dec. 21, 2020. Here’s a breakdown of each division in more detail:       …

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