Powerlifting

Josef Eriksson Benches 223kg at 97.5kg for New European Record

Swedish powerlifter Josef Eriksson recently set a new European record for the classic bench press. He set this record at the Classic Bench Press European Championships, which were held August 9-13th in Ylitornio, Finland. Eirksson ended up taking first for...

5 Ways a Major Knee Injury Changed My Squat

Injuries suck. 2017 has been a real test of my tenacity toward my progress under the bar. This February, I was prepping for a powerlifting meet to qualify for USAPL Nationals (83kg weight class), and experienced a pretty traumatic knee...

Layne Norton Dominates USAPL Southeast Regionals With a 767.5kg Total

The comeback of Layne Norton, PhD is going extremely well. Barely a month after dominating the 6th Annual USAPL Central Florida Open Powerlifting Championships in the 105kg raw weight class, he returned to the lifting platform to win the USAPL...

Dennis Cornelius Crushes His World Record Squat In Training

Raw, barefoot, and listening to country music, 120kg powerlifter Dennis Cornelius is crushing world records in training. Thrash metal be damned, Cornelius is making Trace Adkins look like a great choice for hitting new PRs — watch him pull...

Janis Finkelman’s New World Record Deadlift: 225kg at 60kg Bodyweight

Iowa-based powerlifter Janis Finkelman has set a new IPL deadlift world record with a mighty pull of 225 kilograms (496 pounds) at 60kg (132lb), more than 3.75 times her bodyweight. https://www.instagram.com/p/BXdBGHRF61n The lift took place at the USPA Bar Benders Raw...

Transitioning from Powerlifting to Strongman: Tips and Considerations

I wanted to address a fairly well discussed topic in my circle for quite some time now. It is a deeply personal issue that people either embrace as the choice of someone to make on their own, or harass...

An Inside Look at the YouTube Fitness Community With Silent Mike & Megsquats

By now, chances are you know who Mike Farr, aka Silent Mike, and Meg Gallagher, aka Megsquats are within the strength sports world. If you're unaware, Mike and Meg are both YouTube Strength Athlete personalities that create informational and...

Glenn Pendlay Explains the History Behind the Pendlay Row

The Pendlay Row is one of the most popular barbell rowing variations for strength athletes. It's a variation of the bent over row, but with a double overhand grip, and a stricter alignment of the hips and back. All...

Could Your Tongue Be the Secret Weapon to Stronger Lifts?

Yes, you read that title correctly. The other day I was on Reddit, when I stumbled across a study I hadn't seen since my Exercise Science undergraduate years. When this study was initially published in 2014 it turned a few...

The Hyperextension: How To Target Your Glutes And Hamstrings

The hyperextension is an appropriate assistance movement to aid in building posterior chain strength for the squat and deadlift. The hyperextension can be used in virtually any program that has a focus on strength, hypertrophy, or a mix of...

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Sara Sigmundsdottir Breaks Multiple Icelandic Weightlifting Records in Reykjavik

CrossFit Games athletes sometimes get flack for being too “fit” and not sufficiently specialized, with the implication that trying to be “pretty good” in every...

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