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Check Out Jen Thompson’s Insane 330-Pound Raw Bench Press

Legendary powerlifter Jen Thompson keeps raising the bar — literally. The 11-time International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Bench Press Champion posted a video on Instagram of her bench-pressing 330 pounds, raw. Thompson has competed in the -63 kilogram and -72 kilogram categories (or 138 and 158 pounds). So, pound for pound, that means the 47-year-old …

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USAPL Announces Hometown Showdown, Over $30k In Prizes

USA Powerlifting recently announced the launch of the 2020 USA Powerlifting Hometown Showdown, a national powerlifting competition that will be administered on a local level. USAPL cancelled all Youth, Open, Bench and Raw Nationals earlier this year due to safety concerns surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. The Hometown Showdown is USAPL’s creative way of continuing safe …

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Adaptive Powerlifter Marybeth Baluyot Is Not Your Inspiration Clickbait

Marybeth Baluyot has no interest in being an “inspiration” to average professional athletes, at least not in a manner that recommends she needs to be worth less than them. A competitive powerlifter, periodic Olympic weightlifter, and the co-founder of the Handicapped Girls Who Raise podcast, she’s a strong advocate for more inclusivity in strength sports. …

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IPF Will Not Recognize World Records From The 2020 Arnold Sports Festival

The International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) shared a letter that was sent to USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Executive Director Priscilla Ribic with regard to consideration of world records secured in powerlifting events at the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival (ASF), specifically the lifts from North American Powerlifting Federation (NAPF) or USA Powerlifting (USAPL) competitions. In short, the records …

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USA Powerlifting To Forego Qualifying Totals For 2020 Nationals

According to an statement by USA Powerlifting (USAPL) on April 21 st, Open, Youth, Bench and Raw athletes will no longer be needed to protect a qualifying overall in order to register for 2020 Nationals. The continuous coronavirus pandemic compelled USAPL to postpone all events through May 30 th and in many cases cancel occasions …

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