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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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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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Para Powerlifter Ahmed Shafik — Army Veteran To Paralympian

Ahmed Shafik is a decorated Para Powerlifter and member of Team USA. As a two-time Paralympian, he competed in the 2012 London Paralympic Games in the 82.5-kilogram weight class and the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in the 80-kilogram class to a seventh-place finish. In that same weight class, he holds a bronze medal from the 2016 …

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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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Powerlifter Zac Meyers Sets Unofficial All-Time Raw World Record Total of 1,053 kilograms (2,321.4 pounds)

Many powerlifting meets in 2020 were either postponed or canceled, but with all the records being broken as of late — it sure doesn’t feel that way. The most recent record-breaker — though unofficial since the meet wasn’t set at an international meet — is powerlifter Zac Meyers. The 125-kilogram lifter posted a new unofficial …

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At 90 Years Old, Powerlifter Joe Stockinger Deadlifts 183.7-Kilogram (405-Pound) Double

Joe Stockinger may just be the strongest man in his 90s. At 90 years old, Stockinger, who is a competitive powerlifter, was filmed deadlifting 405 pounds (183.7 kilograms) raw — for a double. It is incredible. To make it even more impressive, Stockinger weighed 147 pounds, meaning the pull was almost three-times his bodyweight.  Before …

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Powerlifter Rabih Sakka Squats 500 Kilograms (1,102 Pounds) at 45 Years Old

People handle their 40s differently. Some guys may buy sports cars or a stereo system to feel hip and young. Or, if you’re Rabih Sakka, who is 45 years old, you put 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds) on your back and take it for a ride. On Dec. 12, 2020, Sakka posted a video on his …

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