Powerlifting

Honestly Ask Yourself: Are You Working Hard Enough?

If you’ve been following me on social media, you know that I’m a pretty conservative guy. I’m usually talking about topics like, Cutting back on how much work you do in the gym  Saving some energy for when it...

Robb Philippus Smokes a 915 lb Squat In Prep for “Animal Cage”

Robb Philippus, aka "Quads Like Robb", is heading into the 2018 Arnold Classic looking as strong as ever. In less than two weeks, Philippus will be lifting at the "Animal Cage", which is a showing of some of the...

Ben Pollack PRs With an 805-Pound Squat

Powerlifter, all-time world record holder, and BarBend contributor Ben Pollack added five pounds to his personal record in the high bar squat with a monstrous 805-pound (365.1kg) lift somewhere around 200 pounds bodyweight. For a PR, this lift is...

Heavy Leg Day Coming Up? Watch This For Motivation First

"At the 2018 Arnold I'm hoping to squat over nine, bench press low-to-mid sixes, and then deadlift anything over 800 pounds I'd be happy with that for a full meet, but I'd like to take a stab at 881."...

Check Out “Dear Brian”, a Moving Special Olympics Powerlifting Documentary

In roughly five months, the Special Olympics USA Games will kick off in Seattle, Washington. This year's Games are set to take place from July 1st-6th. Every year, the Special Olympics USA Games bring out thousands of athletes from...

Kimberly Walford Deadlifts a Huge 250kg, Seven Kilos Over Her World Record

Thirty-nine-year-old powerlifter Kimberly Walford made a deadlift this weekend that exceeded her IPF raw world record by seven kilograms (15.4 pounds). That record is held in the -72kg weight class and while it’s not totally clear how much she...

James Strickland Benches a Monstrous Raw 672 lb (305kg) Competition PR

Over the weekend, powerlifter James Strickland competed in The IPA No Excuses Texas State Open, which was hosted in Kindwood, Texas. He weighed in at a light 293 lbs and had the goal of making a run at the...

These Are 32 Things Strong Women Do Not Want to Hear On Dates

Let's set the scene. You have a date coming up with a super cool lady, and you find out soon after she's really into lifting. Now you're no stranger to the gym, but you're not heavily involved in strength sports...

Cardio and Powerlifting: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Cardio is a double-edged sword for powerlifters. On the one hand, cardio will help you to shed fat, will probably make you feel a bit better and healthier in your daily life, and might improve your work capacity. On...

Tom Martin Totals 1,001kg Seven Months Post Bicep Tear

British powerlifter Tom Martin is continuing his meteoric rise in the sport, and his success is all the more impressive given that he experienced a complete tear of his bicep last summer. https://www.instagram.com/p/BWX3df7Fqde But Martin got back on the horse pretty...

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