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Meet the Man Who Just Made the Heaviest Bench Press of All Time

No big offer, just the heaviest bench press of perpetuity. In late June, 35- year-old Will Barotti made a jaw-dropping multiply equipped bench press of 1,105 pounds (5012 kg) and the biggest bench in history nearly flew under the radar. Barotti does not have an Instagram or a Reddit account. We just captured the video …

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How Russel Orhii and Amanda Lawrence Overcome Tough Training Days

At some point in our lifting careers, we all run into time frames when training gets really ridiculously tough. These tough training sessions could be the product of increasing competition, pushing past personal limits, working through sticking points, or overcoming injuries. Regardless the reason why training is getting harder, everyone at some level understands what …

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The Tale of the First 1,000lb Bench Press

When I was a child, I was fascinated by feats of strength. Weaned on episodes of World’s Strongest Man and superhero cartoons from an early age, I was, and continue to be, curious about the limits of human strength and endurance. The past two decades of strongman, powerlifting, weightlifting, bodybuilding and CrossFit have reiterated this …

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3 Strategies Every Lifter Can Use to Stay Productive At Home

Unless you literally live under a rock in the middle of the rainforest you know how much the COVID-19 epidemic is upsetting daily life around the world. Without getting into the political aspects of the matter, I want to acknowledge how difficult and frustrating this type of disruption can be for a diligent fitness advocate …

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Sling Shot Extreme “X” Vs SBD Knee Sleeves | Who’s the Winner?

There are a lot of different knee sleeve options on the market and it can be overwhelming at times finding the perfect pair for your needs. Factor in that most sleeves come with a fairly hefty price tag and this decision only gets more complicated.  Two of the more popular knee sleeve options for strength …

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Is Sumo Deadlifting Really Cheating? The Final Nail In the Coffin

The sumo deadlift is unfaithful, this phrase is typically tossed around in different powerlifting circles. The debate typically focuses around the differences in variety of movement between the sumo and traditional deadlift styles. The argument is overly simple and sounds something like this … ” The sumo deadlift allows you to move the bar a …

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