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Powerlifter Amanda Lawrence Wins USAPL 84-Kilogram National Title By Over 100 Kilos

Amanda Lawrence went into the 2021 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Nationals in Daytona, FL as the reigning International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Champion in the under 84-kilogram category. So it makes sense that she would be the favorite in the field to win the meet. By the end of the day (June 18) she not only …

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Heather Connor Sets Three American Records, Wins 47KG Title at 2021 USAPL Nationals

USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Nationals is one of the most anticipated meets in the sport of powerlifting, and 2021’s edition had a lot of buzz around it. One reason is that Heather Connor was competing in it. The 47-kilogram lifter is considered one of the pound-for-pound strongest lifters in the sport, and her performance in Daytona, …

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Taylor Atwood (74KG) Sets Three American Records at 2021 USAPL Nationals

The United States Powerlifting (USAPL) Nationals in Daytona, FL — taking place from June 14-19, 2021 — has been the home to several milestones for competitive powerlifters. First, on June 16, Powerlifting legend Jen Thompson won her 50th National title (between full meets and bench press events). Then, on the morning of June 17, Taylor …

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Powerlifter Jen Thompson Wins 50th Title at 2021 USAPL Nationals 

Powerlifter Jen Thompson just won her 50th USAPL Nationals title (yes, you read that right). On June 16, Thompson competed at the 2021 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Nationals in Daytona, FL, in the women’s Raw Open and the women’s Raw Masters 1 (40-49) Bench Press classes both at 63 kilograms. Thompson is known in the powerlifting …

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Powerlifter Russel Orhii Squats 323 Kilograms at 83KG Bodyweight, Breaks American Record

Competitive powerlifter Russel Orhii has been making moves in his sport, and the latest one came on June 17th at the 2021 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Nationals. Competing in the 83 kilogram Raw class, Orhii broke the USAPL American Raw squat record not once, but twice. Orhii weighed in at 82.54 kilograms (182 pounds), and competed …

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Powerlifter Nabil Lahlou (67.5KG) Deadlifts Unofficial World Record 315 Kilograms (694.5 Pounds) In Training

It’s not every day a lifter walks into their gym without lifting straps, knee sleeves, or a lifting suit, loads 4.7 times their body weight onto a barbell, and deadlifts it casually off the floor. Of course, that is not a casual lift. It is monstrously heavy, as Nabil Lahlou would likely tell you. However, …

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Powerlifter Sawyer Klatt (105KG) Deadlifts 3.3 Kilograms Over IPF Junior World Record In Training

After intense competition, many athletes might take a week or two off, give their bodies a break, and relax for a bit. Not Sawyer Klatt. The 19-year-old powerlifter who competes in the 105-kilogram weight class got back into the gym four days after his most recent powerlifting meet. He loaded a barbell with enough weight …

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Watch Powerlifter Kevin Oak Squat 505 Pounds 20 Times In 60 Seconds

When it comes to head-turning lifts in the gym, Kevin Oak should always be in the field of vision. Previously, he deadlifted a 363-kilogram (800-pound) triple, squatted a 365-kilogram (804.7-pound) triple,  safety bar front squatted 317 kilograms (698.9 pounds), and even put his cardio on display by squatting 275 kilograms (606.3 pounds) for nine reps …

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Powerlifter Stefi Cohen Wins Boxing Debut By KO

Stefi Cohen really puts the “power” in “powerlifter.” On Friday, June 4, 2021, the world champion lifter knocked her opponent out in round three of her boxing debut. The event — Noche De Nocaut by Mundo Boxing — took place at the hotel Catalonia in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Cohen is officially 1-0. Her opponent …

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Powerlifter Stefi Cohen to Compete in Boxing Match on Björnsson/Hall Card

The Sept. 18, 2021 boxing card in Las Vegas already has athletes from two different strength sports. Hafthor Björnsson and Eddie Hall, competing in the main event, are both World’s Strongest Man champions. Hall won in 2017 and Björnsson took that title the next year. Then, two CrossFit Games veterans, Josh Bridges and Jacob Heppner, …

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