USPA NEWSLETTER: December Edition

Hello USPA family!

We are kicking off the New Year with the USPA American Cup at the LA Fit Expo, presented by Iron Rebel, on January 7-8, 2017! The LA Fit Expo is one of the Nation's premiere expos. Headlining the American Cup is the EPIC battle in the 275 Men's Raw Division between #1 Ranked Dennis Cornelius, Andy Huang and Dane Dillon! Roster .

If you live in Southern California, be sure to attend this event. For those of you who can't make it, we will be providing a live stream link; make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updated information.

Marshall Freakshow Johnson Raw Deads 700x2

Number one ranked single ply 308 pounder Marshall pulling 700 without a belt! He currently has an 826 pound pull on the rankings to his credit! This ties Patrick Holloway for first but his is second on the rankings as per body weight.

Here is training video of 700x2 raw deathlifts off a deficit with no belt.

Vincent Pachuta Moving On Up!

Top 181 puller Vincent Pachuta has made the decision to go up to 198. This may yield a 700 pull very soon!

"Moving up a weight class, bodyweight is usually high 180s and I feel going up to 200lbs will get me a hell of a lot stronger. I've lifted in the 181 class the last 5 years from an 1170 total to a 1500 comp total and now a 1600 gym total. looking to do some real damage in the 198s now.

I'm feeling as strong as ever deadlifting, the top set of 8 was with my opener weight from my push pull meet less than a month ago. "

Pacific Time? No its Pacifico Time!

Jimmie Pacifico Pulling 756 off a 1.5" matt after a 2 month deadlift layoff! He is now ready to begin his Arnold meet prep next week.
What kind of numbers will he be putting up with such an audacious deadlift start? I see 800 + if the moon and stars are aligned!

-756lb Deadlift- 1.5" MAT
.....well, this was my first Deadlift of any kind in 2mo & I gotta say, being 16lbs down in Bodyweight as well as not Training much, I'm pretty happy w/ how I Pulled...
After NEXT week, it starts 'MeetPrep' for the 2017 ArnoldClassic 'XPC Finals'
--12WKS OUT--

Andy Huang Preps For LA Fit Expo

Ranked number 2 in the US with a 2,127 pound total Andy prepares to do battle at the USPA Fit Expo! Will we see him as number 1? Stay tuned!

"275 Top Ranked Lifter, Andy Huang, smokes 735 x 3 in IR Sport Knee Sleeves. 5 weeks out from the LA Fit Expo"
~Edward Koo

Kevin Smith 2000lb total at 297

38 y/o lifter Kevin Smith totals 2000 in sleeves at 297.
This moves him up to number 11 on the raw rankings! Kevin lifted in the RPS XXX meet on Dec 4th.
Here we have footage of his best lifts.
725 Squat 505 Bench and 770 Deadlift:

Denis Vikulev deadlift 380kg@120kg

Championship of St.Petersburg 2016
1st place in a class 120 kg (264 lbs)
b/w 117,1 kg (258.15 lbs)
squat 350kg, bench press 270 kg, deadlift 380kg - New record of St.Petersburg

(771 Squat, 595 Bench, 837 Deadlift)

Joseph Sonntag 887 squat at 220 Singleply!

Joseph Sonntag competed at the APF Gulf Coast Bash Dec 5th 2016 hitting a 2nd ranked 2,171 total in singleply!
He posted a number 1 ranked 887 squat followed by a 606 bench and 677 deadlift.
Here is footage of his number one ranked 887 squat!
actual bw 219

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Casey Williams 1,820 @ 220

Casey Williams cracked the top ten at 220 raw with an 1,820 total that will take him straight to the Arnold! He competed at the RPS XXX meet in Columbus, OH where he made a 650 squat 470 bench and pulled 700 on the individual lifts. These numbers gave him the 10th spot on the current powerliftingwatch raw rankings.

650-470-700 at 220 in sleeves to qualify for the Arnold. The goal today was to qualify and I left it at that. After my squat opener I had a nice knot in my quad so instead of pushing I shut it down and coasted the rest of the meet per plan.
Yessie nailed an 865 total with a 30# squat PR. Proud of that woman πŸ’ͺ🏼😘
Thanks to everyone- you know who you are. And thanks to @stanefferding for the water cut and the VP of Live Well @mundosworldtraining for keeping me healthy and able to train hard.
On to the Arnold! #elitefts #powerlifting #squats #bench #deadlift #onnit #onnitacademy

Online Deadlift Challenge For Money. Open to Everyone

Online Deadlift Challenge Open to Everyone. $15 entry fee

If your a good deadlifted, easy money

the is offering up some Cash $100 and $50 for the first too places and free products for 3rd place winner. Other prizes will be given out

Check it out!!! Fun way to make some cash

Challenge ends Dec 15

Samantha Coleman Blasts A 1603 Total!

Currently the number 1 ranked super in the land, Samantha took her total into Mathis territory! Thats right, she's gaining ground on the most powerful total in the world, 1,650 by April Mathis! She's only 47 lbs away..... She's gonna break it very very soon. She also hit a 402 pound bench press to be only the second woman on earth currently capable of such a feat!

457 Pound Bench Press April Mathis!!!

The undisputed queen of the bench press, with no peers and no rivals April Mathis rules with an iron fist! You could even say an iron grip for that matter!
She has dominated the bench press soaring to new heights with no end in sight!
Here she moved the alltime record up to 457 pounds just missing an incredible 468!

Brandon Cass 740 Raw w/wraps @ 217 Masters!!!

Brandon Cass has been eyeing Jesse Kellum's 735 Raw Masters record for some time! Jesse at the time set an all time open world record with that weight back in 2011! The caveat here was that Kellum was a master over 40 at the time. All time master records are only compiled for those over 50+ and 60+. However all lists a side, the 740 @ 217 Brandon just completed is without a doubt the highest ever done over 40 in this class! Congratulations to Brandon for his achievement!
Maybe it's time we started compiling all time over 40 records?

The Animal Underground: Deadlift Training with Rob Hall


Animal athlete Rob Hall takes his deadlifting workout to the next level incorporating car lifts.

Sometimes you need to take your workout outside your comfort zone to shock the muscles.