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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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Meet the Man Who Just Made the Heaviest Bench Press of All Time

No big offer, just the heaviest bench press of perpetuity. In late June, 35- year-old Will Barotti made a jaw-dropping multiply equipped bench press of 1,105 pounds (5012 kg) and the biggest bench in history nearly flew under the radar. Barotti does not have an Instagram or a Reddit account. We just captured the video …

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Does Powerlifting Improve Jiu-Jitsu Performance?

Brazilian jiu-jitsu and deadlifts are about the coolest ways to spend your time, but should you train them both? Probably not. Why? We’ve roped in Chad Wesley Smith to answer this hotly debated question. He’s a sports performance coach who was a two-time collegiate national champion in shot put, he’s consulted for the British Olympic …

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The Ultimate Guide to Strength Sports for Masters Athletes (And Why They’re for You)

The last thing we want anybody to think is that if they’re over 35, physical fitness is out of their reach. There are numerous folks because “Masters” age group lifting hundreds of kilograms and contending at elite levels– yes, over 35 is thought about “Masters” for many strength sports, and no, that’s really not even …

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The Tale of the First 1,000lb Bench Press

When I was a child, I was fascinated by feats of strength. Weaned on episodes of World’s Strongest Man and superhero cartoons from an early age, I was, and continue to be, curious about the limits of human strength and endurance. The past two decades of strongman, powerlifting, weightlifting, bodybuilding and CrossFit have reiterated this …

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