William Lee Preps For USPA And WABDL

William is competing in both USPA Bench World's in September and WABDL Push-Pull World's in November of this year!
William is a long time Texas powerlifter, competing in many feds over the years...
He was out for some time and has suffered a few injuries in his time but here is making great strides again!

Apples to Oranges: Raw versus Equipped Powerlifting

Interesting read by "9 For 9"

For whatever reason, I've recently seen a rise in my friends (on both sides of the sport) commenting on how equipped powerlifting isn't real lifting, or conversely, raw lifters have no appreciation for equipped lifting.
Having been both a raw, and now, relatively new equipped lifter, I can confidently say: Guys! They are two essentially different sports and there is definitively a place in the sporting world for both of them. Yes, the core concepts are the same, but its the little details that make a big difference in each. Don't get me wrong, I have a huge appreciation for both raw and equipped lifting but there are certainly concessions to be made from both communities.

CONGRATULATIONS to Dennis "Diesel" Cornelius!!!

From Michael Soong "All Time Historical Powerlifting World Records/Rankings" Statistician: CONGRATULATIONS on your recent performance! You made the "RAW All Time Top-20 Rankings!!!!!" You’re currently ranked 5th amongst the “Men’s 275-lb RAW All Time Total Rankings,” and your performance is listed on page 24 of the “Rankings-RAW” document. You’re also ranked 48th amongst the “Men’s 2000 RAW Total Hall of Fame” (page 22 of the “Records” document). Check out your actual listing below!

Kristy Hawkins 1,328 World Record Total!

Kristy has really made incredible lifts over the last couple of years
and at Boss of Bosses 3 it was no surprise to hear of her phenomenal 490 raw squat and 1,328 total!
She made a 490 squat as mentioned, 319 bench press and 518 pull! She is currently ranked number 1 in every lift!!!

Titan Support Systems New Website Announcement!

I am proud to announce that Titan has replaced its previous website with a brand new, state of the art, site: www.titansupport.com

We were aware that our past website was not doing justice to our lifters, fans and customers. As such, we worked with a professional team that produced an exceptional website that delivers an experience that is visually appealing, informative and easy to use.

Our new website is not just for purchasing customers. We encourage all lifters and fans to come visit and check out articles written by
Dr. Ken Leistner - long time PLUSA author and noted strength authority,
Konstantin Pavlov - 10x IPF World Champion, record holder and Hall of Fame member

First 300+ kg BENCH PRESS RECORDS in history IPF

Who was the first in the history who has benched more than 300 kg and set the World Record IPF? Watch this video!

class 74 kg - Kodama Daiki - 300 kg
class 83 kg - Kniazev Sergey - 300 & 305 kg
class 93 kg - Krymov Andrii - 300 kg
class 105 kg - Jamroz Stefan - 305 kg
class 120 kg - Hirvonen Marcus - 325 kg
class 120+ kg - Bogart John - 340,5 kg

MANN BREAKS 2 IPF Masters World Records

In his 51st three lift event Steve Mann overcame a lot of obstacles on his way to breaking 2 IPF Masters 1 World Records, 1 USA Powerlifting Open Squat Reocrd (910), while hitting 3 personal records.

Video of this trip, including his 910 Squat and 689 Bench Press

Box Squats @ Thompson's Gym

Squat training tips from Thompson's Gym!

Want to learn the basics of box squats? We use this exercise to work on the strength of the bottom of the squat. World IPF Raw Powerlifting Champion, JT and Coach DT give a tutorial and then workout examples.

Inzarkin Dmitriy total 1020kg@93kg, Championship of Russia 2016

1st place in a class 93 kg

squat 375 kg
bench press 285 kg
deadlift 360 kg - New record of Russia!
total 1020 kg - New record of Russia!

Rob Hall, 2232 RAW Total (832 Sq, 589 BP, 804 DL)

Rob Hall hit 2232 at Boss of Bosses Raw via 832 squat, 589 Bench and 804 Deadlift
PR's in all three lifts in the 308 weight class
and he moves ups up just ahead of Daniel Bell's 2nd place ranking of 2221!

Tee Cummins " Who I am"

"Its not how hard you hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward"!! Well people Tee just lived that famous Rocky quote!! Tee is a strong man, but he just showed us just how strong he really was! Not many lifters or athletes for that matter have the self worth of some our greatest icons... Tee knows who he is and knows his worth and because of this, Tee will go down in history as one of the greatest... mark my words.

Tee squatted 788 fell with 826 but continued and totalled 1,918 anyway!

Chakera Holcomb Totals 1,427 at 194!

8 lbs seperate number 1 and number 2 at 198 raw (wraps/classic)! 2015 Female lifter of the year Crystal Tate is number 1 with 1,435, but 21 yr old Charkera is coming on strong and just hit 1,427 at Boss of Bosses III! She went 3 for 3 in the squat and ended with a pr 567! Then hit 319 in the bench press to set her deadlift up with an 887 subtotal.. She pulled just under her best with 540 for a 1,427 total. Had she hit her best of 562, this could have been 1,449! She has so much more and is destined for a 1,500 total very very soon!

Oak VS Green VS Belkin!

Huge battle between these lifters! Kevin Oak ended up taken second to Belkin and Green in 3rd! All three lifters ended with spectacular totals, Dan Green ended his day with 2,094 and Kevin Oak finished with a 2,149 total! Yuri Belkin ended with a world record of 2,194 that was capped off by an enormous attempt of 903 in the deadlift to take arguably the greatest pull of all time Ed Coan's 901! Folks, it nearly happen! It ripped up fast enough, but it appeared he lost his grip possibly tearing a callous! Even so, his 870 second attempt, is currently the biggest at 220 in the world today.

Larry Williams totals 2090 at 242 at boss of bosses 3

Larry Wheels Williams totals 2090 at 242

Larry Williams had a stellar meet going 7 for 8 at Boss of Bosses 3 !

On his second deadlift attempt he broke the all time world record ( later to be broken by Andrew Hebert by 2kg).

Larry ended up taking second place totaling 948 kg ( 2090) at 242 with a 766 walked out squat 546 bench and 778 deadlift !

This is the make Larry has ever totaled while dropping a weight class !

CONGRATULATIONS to April Delmore-Shumaker, Jenn "Pup" Rotsinger & Ann Vanderbush!!!

CONGRATULATIONS on making the "RAW All Time Top-20 Rankings!!!!!" You can view your performances in the “Subscriber Only” section: http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/yearly-rankings

114 Pound (52 Kilogram) Women’s Weight Division -- RAW Bench Press
RAW BP X-Bwt RAW Female Lifter/ Nationality/ YOB/ Date/ Actual Weight/ Exact Bodyweight/ Location/ Federation
11. 209.4 (95.0) *1.89X April Delmore-Shumaker (US/66) 6/25/16 (95.0 kg. @ 50.2 kg.) (Tampa, Florida) (USPA)
Page 44 of the “Rankings-RAW” document.