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Powerlifter Josh Greiner Smashed Teen World Records In Training at 17 Years Old

On March 1, 2021, powerlifter Josh Greiner performed what seems like an inconceivable training session. At 17 years of age and a bodyweight of 105 kilograms (231.5 pounds), he performed the three big lifts raw — squat, bench press, and deadlift — hitting personal records in the former two. Those PRs and his total would …

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Powerlifter Chris Weist’s 428-Kilogram/971-Pound Deadlift Is a MASSIVE PR

It takes most experienced lifters a year — sometimes longer — to add 30 pounds (or even 10) to a lift. Or, if you’re 25-year old Chris Weist, it takes three weeks. Exactly 21 days after pulling 428 kilograms (942.4 pounds) in competition for an unofficial world record, Weist ripped 440.5 kilograms (971 pounds) for …

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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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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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Julius Maddox Bench Presses 350 kg (771 Pounds) in Training, Heaviest Raw Bench to Date

Many powerlifting fans have been thinking about the prospect of Julius Maddox potentially breaking the elusive 800 pound mark on the raw bench press in 2021. Those same fans, and the Kentucky native himself, now have more reason to be excited. On February 2, 2021, Maddox posted a video on Instagram of himself bench pressing …

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Julius Maddox Bench Presses 350 kg (771 Pounds) in Training, Heaviest Raw Bench to Date

Many powerlifting fans have been thinking about the prospect of Julius Maddox potentially breaking the elusive 800 pound mark on the raw bench press in 2021. Those same fans, and the Kentucky native himself, now have more reason to be excited. On February 2, 2021, Maddox posted a video on Instagram of himself bench pressing …

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