Powerlifting

Chris Bridgeford Squat

Chris Bridgeford Sinks a 400kg (881 lb) Squat and Deadlifts 410kg (903 lbs)

Powerllifting athlete Chris Bridgeford has been hitting absolutely monstrous strength feats in prep for the Kern US Open. He's set to take the stage in the 110kg (242 lb) weight class in less than a month at the Open,...

Barbell Shoulder Press & Military Press – Muscles Worked, Benefits, and Sport Considerations

The barbell shoulder press/military press is a compound barbell movement that builds serious upper body mass, strength, and can boost performance for strength, power, and fitness athletes. In this article we will discuss who would benefit from performing this...
Liz Craven Sumo Deadlift

Australian Powerlift Liz Craven Deadlifts 190kg (418 lb) At 56kg Bodyweight

Last weekend, Australian based powerlifter Liz Craven hit a big personal best on the competition platform. Craven competed in the Deadlift Pro at the Australian Fitness Show, which was a fitness expo that took place April 20-22 in Sydney,...
Isabella von Weissenberg Squat

Isabella von Weissenberg Squats 207.5kg (457.5 lbs), 7.5kg Over Her WR

At the BarBend office, it's pretty much come routine writing about Swedish powerlifter Isabella von Weissenberg's monstrous squats and deadlifts.In early March, Weissenberg competed at the Arnold Powerlifting Grand Prix at the 2018 Arnold Classic where she broke the...
Gerald Dionio Sumo Deadlift

Powerlifter Gerald Dionio Sumo Deadlifts 288kg (635 lb) for a Double

Gerald Dionio, aka Tiny N Tuff on Instagram, is hitting some huge lifts in prep for the Kern US Open. This year, the Kern US Open is taking place on May 12th-13th in San Diego, California, so we're less...

19 Year Old Powerlifter Joseph Pena Squats 415kg (914 lb) Raw

Yesterday marked the conclusion of the 2018 USAPL Collegiate Nationals, which were held from April 19-22nd and were hosted at Texas A&M University.Every year, USAPL Collegiate Nationals brings out some of the sport's top up and coming raw athletes....

Powerlifter Cailer Woolam Pulls a Strong 382.5kg (843 lb) Conventional Deadlift

Cailer Woolam, aka Doctor Deadlift, is proving once again that his Instagram handle is a pretty good fit. Two days ago on his Instagram story, Woolam teased the question of whether or not he could hit a 20 lb...

Powerlifter Cyprian Thompson Jr. Squats 408kg (900 lb) for a PR Double

In this day and age, there tend to be very few athletes who can fly under the radar and squat 408kg (900 lbs) for multiple reps. Powerlifting athlete Cyprian Thompson Jr. is one of those lifters, and he's been...

The Untold History of the Back Squat

While no obligatory exercises exist for trainees, there is little denying the popularity of the back squat, deadlift and bench press amongst lifters of every ilk. Having previously covered the latter exercises, the time seemed right to discuss the...

Cluster Sets: What They Are, How to Use Them, and Their Benefits

When it comes to improving power, strength, and size, there are multiple workout variables to take into account. Possibly the biggest variable when aiming to accomplish either or all of the goals is continual progressive overload. This is the...

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