CONTINUED EDUCATION: Women's Only Training day with Shawna Mendelson

When: Sunday, April 3, at 10 AM - 3 PM
Where: Lightning Fitness - 259 Sullivan Ave, Ste E, South Windsor, Connecticut 06074
How much: $50/person

This powerlifting clinic is geared towards women and their needs. The three "big lifts" (squat, bench press and deadlift) will be covered and a morning workout will be put together and done in the morning.

Self-Image While Bulking

* by Janis Finkelman

Published on Feb 7, 2016
Here's one way to approach negative self-image for people who struggle with having to put on weight for strength sports. Sorry there are so many "ums" here, I need to vlog more often or something.

Caitlin Martinez deadlifts 409lbs at USPA meet: new American Record


Sargent Caitlin Martinez with a new
American Record Deadlift of 409 lbs.
She went 340-205-409lbs for a 954 lb total in classic raw (with knee sleeves).

Derek Kendall's 415 kg. (915 lb.) Squat

Iron Rebel's Derek Kendall

squats 415kg/915lbs in training:

SPF I Heart Deadlifting Contest

Deadlift Only Contest

Venue: Gaglione Strength

32 Allen Blvd Unit D

Farmingdale, New York 11735

Crystal Tate preps for the Arnolds

Crystal Tate taking 550lb deadlift to end her

last heavy day before #XPC #ARNOLD.

Curd Hos at Muscle Massacre 2016 in Trenton

Curd Hos' 485lbs raw benching at Muscle Massacre, a non-sanctioned meet organized yearly at Trenton, ON, Canada.

"This is a positive environment. No arguing, fighting, damaging property, negative comments etc. Our goal is to create a party and make sure everyone has a great time hitting new personal bests", is their statement.

Marisa Inda pulls 370/2 raw @ 114lbs bodyweight in training for the Arnold

Marisa Inda, coached by Chad Wesley Smith of JTS, absolutely crushed her previous meet PR for a double in training as she prepares to snag some of the $35,000 payout at the NAPF Pro American in 3 weeks at the Arnold Sports Festival.

YIcompete: review of wrist wraps

* by Marilia Coutinho

DISCLAIMER: Whatever I say in my reviews is my independent opinion. I am not sponsored by any company and I have no interest in them except for my general and genuine wish that the good gear and equipment companies related to our strength sports strive and do well.

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Championship of Russia on classic powerlifting 2015, class 83 kg

1 place: Kuzmin Alexey 273+185+300=758 kg

2 place: Dyashkin Konstantin 265+165+315=745 kg

3 place: Zaytsev Artem 265+160+302,5=727,5 kg

4 place: Kashin Pavel 257,5+182,5+287,5=727,5 kg

Julius Maddox 660 bench!

Julius Maddox, coached by Josh Bryant, bench pressed 660 raw 02/06/16 at the SPF Meet in Evansville, IN!
Very few have surpassed the 660 mark and Julius has his eyes set on the big 7!!!

RIVERSIDE, CA - March 19. 2016: USA Powerlifting Coaching Certification Course

Register Now - Earn NSCA CEU's - Join the Facebook Event

Registration Deadline: 2/25/16

Certification Levels

- Club Coach (USAPL-CC): coaching novice to state level lifters, club team coach

Course includes:

Jordan Wong: Definitely coming back soon

All time record breaker Jordan Wong had to deal with a bad spinal injury not very long ago. So here's to those physicians that still have a hard time accepting that reality can be more varied than what they learned from methodologically flawed publications:

Luigi Fagiani: Deadlift sessions over the past 5 weeks

Here's an interesting video that includes training deadlifts
of all types (high volume, deficit, high intensity)
and competition lifts from Luigi Fagiani:

James Ortiz 535lbs bench press at the 2016 USPA American Cup

Sorry, folks: too many awesome meets and some videos get behind.
Here is James Ortiz' huge 535lbs bench press
from the 2016 USPA American Cup: