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Para Powerlifter Micky Yule — Army Veteran to European Champion

Michael “Mickey” Yule is a 42-year old Para powerlifter from Edinburgh, Scotland. He made his Paralympic Games debut in 2016 and is the 2015 World Para Powerlifting (WPP) European Champion in the 80-kilogram division, representing Great Britain. Since starting his professional Para powerlifting career, Yule has competed in five different divisions (65, 72, 75, 80, …

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Watch Powerlifter John Haack Smash a 264-Kilogram (584-LB) Raw Bench Press

On April 12, 2021, 90-kilogram powerlifter John Haack posted a video to Instagram of himself bench-pressing 264 kilograms (584 pounds). The lift is four kilograms over his current world record. It was done raw with wrist wraps and no lifting belt. Since this is a training lift, the bench press doesn’t count as a new …

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Powerlifter Rudy Kadlub Gifts Himself a 235-Kilogram Deadlift On His 72nd Birthday

Some folks may consider Rudy Kadlub a difficult guy to birthday shop for. The world champion powerlifter is the CEO and Co-Owner of Kabuki Strength — so he doesn’t need any barbells, kettlebells, or dumbbells. That may be why he decided to take matters into his own hands. On April 10, 2021, Kadlub gave himself …

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Powerlifter Danial Zamani Takes 330 Kilograms For a Ride on the Bench Press, Raw

Over the last year, 700 pound bench presses have been associated with one man — Julius Maddox. The man known as “irregular strength” currently owns the world record for the raw bench press at 355 kilograms (782.6 pounds). During his pursuit of an 800-pound raw bench press, he’s also pressed 710 pounds for three reps, …

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At Nearly 72 Years Old, Powerlifter Rudy Kadlub Squats 172.4 Kilograms For 7 Reps

Powerlifter Rudy Kadlub is an exceptionally strong individual. Just five days before his 72nd birthday, the CEO and Co-Owner of strength training facility Kabuki Strength took to his Instagram page to share a video wherein he squatted 172.4 kilograms (380 pounds) for a set of seven reps. He performed this gigantic personal record using Kabuki …

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Powerlifter Asko Karu Deadlifts 482 Kilograms (1,062.6 Pounds) Without a Lifting Suit

The race to the all-time heaviest ever deadlift just got a bit tighter. On March 27, 2021, Asko Karu of Estonia smashed a lifetime personal best deadlift of 482 kilograms (1,062.6 pounds). That is obscenely heavy in its own right and just 19 kilograms (42 pounds) away from tying 2018 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) champion …

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Powerlifter Kasemsand Senumong Deadlifts 7 Kilograms Over IPF World Record In Training

Overcoming setbacks is how champions are made. Thai powerlifter Kasemsand Senumong (also known as Opor Kasem) smashed a 305-kilogram (672.4-pound) deadlift (raw with a lifting belt) in training on March 16, 2021. That is a significant lift because Senumong competes in the 66-kilogram (145-pound) weight class. According to the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), the current …

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What a Week of Training Looks Like for Elite Powerlifter Heather Connor

The sport of powerlifting appears to be simple. There are only three lifts in a competition — the squat, the bench press, and the deadlift. You lift the weight, and then a judge lets you know if you performed it properly. Easy, right? Well, maybe just in theory.  Anyone who has competed in powerlifting knows …

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Powerlifter Rachel Torres Deadlifts 34.7 Kilograms Over Junior World Record In Training

At 23 years old, powerlifter Rachel Torres competes in the 75-kilogram  (165-pound) weight class and just trounced a Junior world record (JWR) deadlift in training. The two-time all-time world record holder pulled a milestone 272.2-kilogram (600-pound) deadlift in a sumo stance on March 3, 2021. That is a full 34.7 kilograms (76.4 pounds) over the current …

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Powerlifter Josh Greiner Smashed Teen World Records In Training at 17 Years Old

On March 1, 2021, powerlifter Josh Greiner performed what seems like an inconceivable training session. At 17 years of age and a bodyweight of 105 kilograms (231.5 pounds), he performed the three big lifts raw — squat, bench press, and deadlift — hitting personal records in the former two. Those PRs and his total would …

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