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.


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: