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25 Days of Gifting: 12-Week KIZEN Training Program!

To continue our 25 Days of Gifting extravaganza, BarBend and KIZEN Training are teaming up to give one lucky winner a 12-week KIZEN Strength Training Program! Some of strength's smartest minds bring you a training program built for your needs....

This Video of Scot Mendelson’s 715 Bench Is Why We Started Lifting Weights

Back in the mid-2000s, feats of strength were mostly static for fans. Most were stills from powerlifting or bodybuilding magazines, and internet image search was in its infancy. And video? Forget about it. Back before everyone had a 4k...

165 lb Powerlifter Sharif El-Kady Deadlifts 765 lbs

In the last two months we've seen some seriously strong pound for pound deadlifts, like Cailer Woolam pulling a 900 lb deadlift at 198 lbs, and Yury Belkin hitting 927 lbs around 227 lbs. In all honesty, the whole year of 2016...

Kickboxing Powerlifter Alex Simon Squats 425kg and Wins All His Fights by Knockout

Australian powerlifter Alex Simon is one of many top athletes around the world (including Eric Lilliebridge and Zahir Khudayarov) who are ramping up their training in preparation for Big Dogs 2, a meet that will be held on October...

Sarah Brenner Squats 500 lbs In Lead Up to USAPL Raw Nationals

Sarah Brenner, or "Sarahskwaats" as her Instagram handle rightfully states, has been putting up big weight in lead up to her USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals Appearance. Brenner is a 84kg+ women's powerlifter and currently holds the American Women's Raw...

Insane Powerlifting Record: Vilma Ochoa Squats 218kg at 52kg Bodyweight

Ecuadorian powerlifter Vilma Vargas Ochoa has set a new world record in the equipped squat with an incredible 218 kilograms (480.6 pounds) at a weight of 52 kilograms (114.6 pounds). That’s 4.2 times her bodyweight. https://www.instagram.com/p/BbcRZ9Onki7/ The squat — which clearly...

Liz Craven’s 341lb Raw Squat Just Unofficially Broke the 52kg World Record

Weighing in at a lean 51.25 kilograms (113 pounds), Liz Craven is a titan in the powerlifting world. Currently the top ranked 52kg powerlifter on Earth and the top lifter in IPF Australia overall, Liz has been lifting competitively for five...

Kirill Sarychev Works His Cardio by Bench Pressing 440lbs for 18 Reps

At what point do you consider a lift to become cardio? 10-reps, 12-reps, maybe 15? What about an 18-rep bench press with 200kg (440 lbs) on the bar, because that's what Kirill Sarychev just lifted. It's even more insane thinking about...

Ben Pollack Takes an Insanely Heavy Squat PR for a Ride

**Update: Originally this article was published citing Pollack's squat weight at 925. Upon further examination of the weight lifted, the squat looks to be closer to 865. Although, Pollack hasn't shared exact numbers, as he's prepping for his February 11th...

Ammonia, Deadlifts, and the Splits: A Day With Jujimufu (Jon Call)

From my experience, very few folks can say they've spent a work day doing deadlifts and having Jon Call, or Jujimufu as he's known on social media, take their ammonia virginity. Call is known as the "anabolic acrobat" and has...

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Mattie Rogers Wins World University Championship

Continuing a hot streak for American weightlifters, Mattie Rogers took home gold in the snatch, clean & jerk, and total to win the World University...

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