3 members of Hercules Gym in Syracuse, NY competed at this year's Westside Pro Invitational (Equipped Open only). All 3 made it to the winning podium! We had two lifters in the male 181 weight class. Mark Van Alstyne took third place with 705-510-560-1775, still bringing amazing numbers to the Open class as a Master. Our hands down, star of the day, Marcus Morris took first place with an absolutely amazing performance. Marcus PRed every lift and raised his best meet total by almost 300 lbs with 805-575-600-1980. And our third lifter was Rheta West from the female 148 weight class. She regained her all time World Record squat with a 675 squat on a fourth attempt. Her meet results were 635-375-515-1525.
At the recent IPF / EPF European Benchpress Championships Gunda Fiona Sommer-von Bachhaus from Germany set a new World Record @ 63 kg class / 138 lbs. With an incredible Benchpress of 175 kg / 385 lbs. she improved the old Record by 7,5 kg (16,5 lbs). Her Opener of 170 kg / 375 lbs. was already a new World Record. With 189,63 Wilkspoints she also set the best Benchpress by a Woman of All Time at the IPF with single ply Equipment, 1,5 hour weigh-in and drug tested.
Come register for our first Senior Games. On September 20, 2014 we will host the Powerlifting portion of the events at Matanzas High School located on 3535 Old Kings Rd. N., Palm Coast Fl. The fees will be $15 a person and the event will start at 9:30am.
From Michael Soong-
There were some MIND-BOGGLING performances at the recent Westside Pro Invitational!!!!!
Check out who made the list below.
Gracie V of San Diego Barbell totals 1200 lbs at 146 lbs bw via 415 squat, 315 Bench and 470 deadlift. Thanks to coach Dave Hoff and Sponsors Inzer Advance Designs, Species Nutrition, Thompson Fat Pad, Chiropractic Life Center in Encinitas, California and Bolder Band Headbands. Next up, Women's Pro Am November 2014 Sacramento, CA. Here is the footage of her lifts.
Training out of IronHorse Powerlifting gym in Corpus Christi TX Ian Soderqvist is shown here training his best lift. (near 800 pull in competition). Ian is a student of the game and works on technique as much as actual training. At age 26, he has a long career ahead of him.
"Simple movement with heavy weight. Max deadlift from a 3" deficit; 625 for a set of 3( used100lb plates). Strive for perfect technique every time with every lift to protect yourself from injury. Mine is a little off but staying tight all around helps keep the lower back locked in.
ANNA MCCLOSKEY COMPETED SATURDAY 8/16/14 AT THE WESTSIDE PRO-AM SPONSORED BY ROGUE FITNESS AT YORK BARBELL, YORK PA. SHE COMPETED IN THE 181 LB CLASS AT 21 YRS OLD. HER LIFTS: SQUAT-600(TIED FOR #2 ON PLWATCH CURENT WOMEN AND #12 ALL-TIME)BENCH PRESS-325(#4)AND DL-480 (TIED FOR #1) AND TOT-1405 (#2). SHE WOULD LIKE TO THANK HER AWESOME SUPPORTERS GOMETAL.COM,
THE IRON ADDICT CHALLENGE 505lbs ON INCLINE CALL …:
CALLING OUT: Brandon Lilly, Kali Muscle, Mark Bell, Big Rob Did It,
Da Hulk David "THE BEAST" Douglas
August 9, a meeting "APA Magnolia Champ"
The meeting was attended not only by representatives of the American clubs, but arrived and Ukrainian lifters.
One of the Ukrainian lifts, namely Arkadiy Shalokha that while weighing recorded net weight 181.4 LBS, showed the following results in this meeting:
squats - 730 LBS - alltime record RAW with wraps
Beau Moore at age 49 is still moving some serious weight! Here he presses 560 at Iowa State Fair on August 16, 2014. At age 49 Beau seems destined to be the biggest bencher over 50 in history. Currently the biggest bench is 530 over 50. Beau, doesnt seem to be slowing down...Maybe 600 at 50?
The GPA World Powerlifting Championships 2014 will be the premium event on the 2014 world powerlifting calendar and will feature many of the international superstars of the sport and National teams from up to 47 different countries across the world. The tournament will be held in Exhibition Hall 2 at Sydney’s world famous Olympic Park and run for 4 days from the 21st to the 24th of November.
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The BIGGEST Battle within the 220lb Geared Class of All-Time Saturday in the Middlweight Division with Daniel Tinajero and Jimmie Pacifico.
Came down to the LAST Deadlifts! After Squats, Daniel was up by 25lbs going into the Bench against Jimmie. Daniel hit a 1,000lb Squat while Jimmie hit 975lbs, Jimmie passed his 3rd Attempt Squat. Daniel finished with a 750lb Bench against Jimmie's fast 2nd Attempt BenchPress of 765lbs. When it came to the last event...Deadlifts, Jimmie was down by 10lbs...that's when things got extremely exciting!
Watch David Hoff's full meet bench of 1005 pounds at 278 pounds!
Lifting at the 2014 Westside Pro Invitational :
Check out this footage of Jason Coker's 900lb bench @ 198 at the Westside Pro Invitational Powered by Rogue.