Powerlifting

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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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5 Kickass Moments From The Hybrid Showdown III Powerlifting Meet

Hybrid Showdown III in Miami, FL was like the Met Gala for powerlifting — but with heavy weights and lifting belts. The who’s who in the sport showed up to compete in this live event, and, man, did they deliver. The guest list included Daniel Bell, Julius Maddox, Brianny Terry, John Haack, and Jamal Browner. …

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Powerlifter Dan Bell Becomes the First Man to Total Over 1,179 Kilograms (2,600 Pounds) Raw With Wraps

Less than three months after Petr Petras took the all-time world record raw total with wraps from Dan Bell, Bell reclaimed the record in monumental fashion at the Hybrid Showdown 3 in Miami, FL on Feb. 21, 2021. Bell totaled 1,182.5 kilograms (2,607 pounds). He is the first lifter ever to achieve this total in …

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Julius Maddox Bench Presses 355 Kilograms Raw for New All-Time World Record

On February 21, 2021, the Hybrid Showdown meet in Miami, FL became the site that powerlifting history was made. Powerlifter Julius Maddox has extended the raw bench press all-time world record — again — by lifting 355 kilograms (782.6 pounds). You can check the lift below, courtesy of King Of The Lifts’ Instagram account:   …

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Powerlifter Malik Triolet Sets World Record Total of 705 Kilograms at Age 17

On Feb. 13, 2021, 17-year-old French powerlifter Malik Bernoussi Triolet set a world record total of 705 kilograms (1,554.3 pounds) in the 82.5-kilogram weight class of the teen 16-17 division at the Fédération Française de Force (FFForce) Test Match Eleiko. Also competing at the event were the 2019 European Powerlifting Federation (EPF) European Classic Championships …

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60-Kilogram Powerlifter Emily Hu Bench Presses 137.4 Kilograms (303 Pounds) In Virtual Meet

Some lifts trick the eye. Sometimes a powerlifter will perform a lift — squat, bench press, deadlift, some accessory movement — and it will appear as though gravity and the laws of physics have, but for a brief moment, shut off. That is what it was like to watch Emily Hu bench press a kilo …

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USA Powerlifting Case Against IPF Moves to Court of Arbitration for Sport

On Feb. 15, 2021, USA Powerlifting (USAPL) shared a press release stating that their appeal against the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) to recognize world-record lifts successfully hit at the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival (ASF) will move to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In the press release, USAPL states that “the case is an …

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Powerlifter Heather Connor Squats 147.5 Kilograms, 5 KG Above American Record

Powerlifter Heather Connor is back in the gym doing Heather Connor things. That is to say, the current American squat record holder in the 47-kilogram (100-pound) division added 2.5 kilograms (5.5 pounds) to her unofficial American squat record of 145 kilograms (319.7 pounds) in just under a month’s time. You can check out the 147.5-kilogram …

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Chris Weist Deadlifts Unofficial World Record: 428 Kilograms At 140 KG Bodyweight

On February 6th, Allentown, Pennsylvania hosted the 2021 MM Northeast Power Bowl powerlifting meet. It was at this event that a new standard has been set for the deadlift in the 308 pound/140kg bodyweight class. Twenty-five year old Chris Weist was one of the 13 competitors taking part in this meet, and he competed in …

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Eleiko Announces U.S. Headquarters Relocation to Austin, Texas

Eleiko, the Swedish strength equipment company whose weight plates and bars have been used by many strength sports athletes and fans for decades, have announced that they will be moving their North American headquarters. Currently, they are located in Chicago, Illinois, but they will be moving to the Lone Star State later this year. Austin, …

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