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Weightlifter Tian Tao Squats 310kg/683lb For a Double Beltless

Athletes who were gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games this summer have had to adjust to it being officially postponed for a full year until July 2021. Although this historic change in schedule may throw off training programs for some, all athletes who have already qualified will remain qualified. Ultimately, this means that …

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Chris Duffin Squats 1,001 Pounds for Three Reps

If you listen to the BarBend Podcast (readily available on your podcast source of choice), then you may have heard the episode with David Thomas Tao speaking with Chris Duffin In that episode, Duffin mentioned that he had a goal of squatting 1,000 pounds for reps. He’s no complete stranger to manhandling a grand since …

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17 Year Old Powerlifter Jackson Powell Squats a Huge 885lb PR

Jackson Powell is a name everyone in the powerlifting community is going to have to become more familiar with very very quickly. When he was just 16 years old, he was squatting 297kg/655lb triples and hitting 329kg/725lb singles. Now he is just 17 years old, competes in both the -140kg and the 140 kg weight class, …

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6 Great Bodyweight Exercises for Powerlifters (Try These At Home!)

What happens when we’re matched with an amount of time where equipment might be slightly restricted and we have a need for a consistently high training stimulus? We find ourselves attempting to as creative as possible. For the devoted powerlifter, three movement patterns require to be trained consistently for success: Upper Push Lower Pull Lower …

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Powerlifter Ashton Rouska (-93kg) Wins Arnold Grand Prix, Sets Multiple Records

This was bound to happen. Ashton Rouska’s inevitability as the dominant player in the -93kg weight class could have been predicted when he first stepped on the competitive stage at just 15 years old and won the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) 2013 Alaska State Championships. In his very young powerlifting career since then, the now 22 …

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Jessica Buettner Dominates CPU National Championships, Sets Unofficial World Records

It is almost expected that when Jessica Buettner is making waves in the powerlifting world, it is because she just deadlifted some obscenely heavy weight or flawlessly crushed a competition. She did both yesterday with her absolutely unstoppable performance at the 2020 Canadian Powerlifting Union (CPU) National Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships. Competing in the -72kg …

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Powerlifter Jesus Olivares Annihilates 302.5kg/667lb Squat for 8 Reps

Jesus Olivares is a 21 year old powerlifter who vaulted back into the competitive scene late last December with a huge win at the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Winter Iron Open in the super heavyweight division (120 kg) after being on hiatus for approximately four years. Here were his stats from that event: Squat: 340kg/749.5lb Bench Press: …

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Chris Duffin: Squatting 1,000 Pounds and More Impossible Feats

Chris Duffin is a creator, record-setting powerlifter, author, and creator of Kabuki Strength Labs. He’s also one of the greatest humans in the world, ending up being the very first person to deadlift 1,000 pounds for reps back in2016 We caught up with Chris while he was training for his next feat, which he’ll attempt …

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Watch Powerlifter Christine Castro Squat a Mammoth 195kg/430lb

Christine Castro burst onto the powerlifting scene at 22 years old in 2015 in the -63kg weight class. She competed in four events of which she won all four, before moving up to compete in the -72kg class in 2017. That move paid off in a big way because her results in the last three years can …

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Watch Powerlifter Kheycie Romero Hit Three New Competition PRs

Kheycie Romero has been doing some extremely heavy training the last several months, including multiple sessions where she worked towards 600 lb deadlifts.  This past weekend, Romero competed in the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Hybrid Showdown II in the 89kg/198lb weight class. She not only earned first place but bested every previous competition personal …

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