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Meet Mary Hodge, USA Para Powerlifting’s Strength Mastermind

Mary Hodge is the U.S. Paralympics Powerlifting Head Coach and the High-Performance Manager of Paralympic Operations of USA Para Powerlifting (USAPP). Her roster includes several elite Para powerlifters — including two-time Paralympian Shafik Ahmed, two-time Paralympic gold-medalist Kim Brownfield, four-time Paralympian Mary Stack, and the 2019 World Para Powerlifting (WPPO) World Cup champion Jacob Schrom. …

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Paralympian Bruno Carra: From Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu To Para Powerlifting

Para Powerlifter Bruno Carra, known by his nickname “Babu,” hails from Salto, Brazil. Born with achondroplasia, also known as dwarfism, the 32-year-old Carra suffered from pain in his knees and hips. Despite the recommendations from his doctor not to, Carra sought training at his local gym to help alleviate his joint pain.   Luckily, his …

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World Para Powerlifting & Eleiko to Integrate Digital Barbell Sensors

On Jan. 5, 2020, World Para Powerlifting Organization (WPPO) and strength sports equipment manufacturer Eleiko announced their collaboration to incorporate a new lift analysis technology into the sleeves of certified Eleiko WPPO Powerlifting competition barbells. The barbell sleeves will be fitted with velocity sensors to track metrics such as velocity and weight recommendations in real-time …

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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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Irish Para Powerlifter Britney Arendse Breaks Records and Aims for Tokyo Paralympic Games

In 2018 Irish Para powerlifter Britney Arendse set a junior world record with a lift of 985 kg at the -73 kg weight class after only being associated with powerlifting for two years. You check out that correctly. Arendse was at the top of her video game after only two years of training. It’s not …

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How Coach Are Feyisetan Trains Nigeria’s Para Powerlifting Champions

Nigeria has won a gold medal in Para powerlifting every year for fourteen years. This is, in large part, thanks to the leadership of Are Feyisetan (pronounced Fay-is-etan). Feyisetan is a former Para powerlifter turned coach of the Nigerian Powerlifting Federation (NPLF). He assumed that position in 2006 and has led Nigeria to an extremely …

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Para Powerlifter Matteo Cattini Believes In The Transformative Power of Strength Sports

Italian Para powerlifter Matteo Cattini’s life altered forever after a motorcycle accident in 2008, only a few days before his 24 th birthday. After 8 agonizing months in the healthcare facility, Cattini was released 66 pounds (30 kgs) lighter and without his left leg. To restore some muscle tone, Cattini returned to the fitness center …

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Para Powerlifter Sedric Roussel Competes to Change Society’s Mindset

Sedric Roussel of Hungary started training as a Para powerlifter at the young age of14 After contending in wheelchair basketball by means of the recommendation from his orthopedic doctor to exercise as typically as possible, he found his method into the fitness center. In order to get much better at wheelchair basketball, Roussel wanted to …

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Para Powerlifter Rehab Ahmed Trains to Defy Expectations

Rehab Ahmed is a Para powerlifter representing Egypt with an extensive resume of competitive success. Her biggest accomplishment to date is her silver medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in the -50kg weight class. She bench pressed 104kg/229lb at that event. Her other podium finishes since include: Gold — 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships …

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Antonio Martin: Untrained 430 Pound Bench Press to Para Powerlifting Superstar

After ending up being a paraplegic at the age of 23, when he was shot trying to break up a fight while working security at a club, Antonio Martin barely skipped a beat. ” It was kind of challenging, however not excessive. I had played sports my entire life, and I always contended, so that …

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