Two-time IPF 47 kg World Champion powerlifter Heather Connor was taking part in an Instagram live video on November 27, 2020 when she set a new personal record for herself. At a bodyweight of 44.5 kg (99 pounds), she deadlifted 192.5 kg (424 pounds). After you do the math, that...Read more
Much like Rome, a beautiful deadlift is not built overnight. A great deadlift is composed and built with multiple training elements that all work hand-in-hand with one another to manifest an efficient and strong pull. The very first factor in...Read more
What Is Powerlifting?
Powerlifting is a weight-classed strength sport. In competitive powerlifting, only one thing matters and that’s having the highest total possible. An athlete’s total is comprised of the three competition lifts and these lifts include the,
- Bench Press
As a whole, the sport of powerlifting is growing at both a competitive and recreational level. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see many recreational lifters “train like a powerlifter”, even though they have no aspirations to compete. Whether you’re setting records or brand new to the sport, this page will serve as your all-in-one powerlifting home!
A lot can happen in a year. If you're Amanda Lawrence, you apparently add 73 pounds to your already elite powerlifting total and set three new American and unofficial world records. On Nov. 21, 2020, Lawrence competed in the 84-kilogram...Read more
Ashton Rouska is the juggernaut of the 105-kilogram weight class. On Nov. 14, 2020, the 23-year-old powerlifter competed in the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Virginia Winter Wrecker competition at a bodyweight of 98.4 kilograms (217 pounds) — 6.4 kilograms (14 pounds) under...Read more
On Nov. 15, 2020, in a deadlift-only event, Yury Belkin made a single attempt — and that was all he needed. Belkin pulled an all-time world record 445 kilograms (981.1 pounds) raw deadlift at a bodyweight of 103 kilograms. That means...Read more
Starting in April of 2020, 129 para powerlifting athletes from almost 50 nations have competed in this year’s World Para Powerlifting Online World Cup Series, which consisted of five initial events. The final event of the series, the Online World...Read more
Rudy Kadlub may just be the strongest septuagenarian alive. The 71-year-old powerlifter competed at the United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Drug-Tested North American Championships in San Diego, CA, and set International Powerlifting League (IPL) world records in all three big...Read more
Today we're talking to Taylor Atwood, a 6-time United States Champion and 2-time IPF World Champion in powerlifting. Most recently, Taylor totaled an astonishing 812kg at 74 kilograms bodyweight, becoming the first lifter in his category to hit that mark...Read more