On March 1, 2021, powerlifter Josh Greiner performed what seems like an inconceivable training session. At 17 years of age and a bodyweight of 105 kilograms (231.5 pounds), he performed the three big lifts raw — squat, bench press, and deadlift — hitting personal records in the former two. Those...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!
Hybrid Showdown III in Miami, FL was like the Met Gala for powerlifting — but with heavy weights and lifting belts. The who's who in the sport showed up to compete in this live event, and, man, did they deliver....Read more
Powerlifter Dan Bell Becomes the First Man to Total Over 1,179 Kilograms (2,600 Pounds) Raw With Wraps
Less than three months after Petr Petras took the all-time world record raw total with wraps from Dan Bell, Bell reclaimed the record in monumental fashion at the Hybrid Showdown 3 in Miami, FL on Feb. 21, 2021. Bell totaled...Read more
On Feb. 13, 2021, 17-year-old French powerlifter Malik Bernoussi Triolet set a world record total of 705 kilograms (1,554.3 pounds) in the 82.5-kilogram weight class of the teen 16-17 division at the Fédération Française de Force (FFForce) Test Match Eleiko....Read more
Some lifts trick the eye. Sometimes a powerlifter will perform a lift — squat, bench press, deadlift, some accessory movement — and it will appear as though gravity and the laws of physics have, but for a brief moment, shut...Read more
On Feb. 15, 2021, USA Powerlifting (USAPL) shared a press release stating that their appeal against the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) to recognize world-record lifts successfully hit at the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival (ASF) will move to the Court of...Read more
Powerlifter Heather Connor is back in the gym doing Heather Connor things. The American squat record holder in the 47-kilogram (100-pound) division hit a 147.5-kilogram (325-pound) back squat in training. She posted the video to her Instagram on Feb. 16,...Read more