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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 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 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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The Best Multi-Sport Strength Athletes Of All Time

Reaching the pinnacle of one strength sport — powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, CrossFit, strongman, bodybuilding — is as a monumental feat. Becoming the top dog in more than one strength sport is a legendary display of strength, discipline, and ability to push the human body to limits only a few handfuls of people can relate to. …

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Watch Powerlifter Andrew Hause Squat 456.3-Kilograms (1,006-Pounds) With Insane Speed

Powerlifter Andrew Hause possesses world-class strength. The 23-year-old took to his Instagram on May 24, 2021, to share a video wherein he squats a titanic 456.3 kilograms (1,006 pounds) raw with wraps, with jaw-dropping speed barefoot at a bodyweight of 132.5 kilograms (292.1 pounds). Breaking the 453.6-kilogram (1,000-pound) milestone is an incredible feat of strength on …

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Powerlifting Phenom Hunter Henderson to Compete in a Bodybuilding Show

Hunter Henderson turned the world of powerlifting on its head in April 2021. At the 2021 Kern US Open, the 75-kilogram competitor set all-time world records in both the squat (295 kilograms) and the total (702.5 kilograms). According to Open Powerlifting, she is the pound-for-pound number two strongest lifter ever based on her Wilks score, …

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