The IPF World Men's Bench Press Championships are happening this week in Kaunas, Lithuania.
The meet runs from Monday May 20th and end on Saturday May 25th.
Check it out! World Men's Bench Press Championships- Live!
Mark Bell narrates Eric Spoto's three lifts from the meet and provides some perspective with past bench press records.
Check it out!
2012 Male lifter of the Year Dan Green didn't disappoint in making his way up to the 242 pound class! Dan who holds the All time Raw no wraps record at 220 is now the world record holder at 242 with wraps breaking the immortal Jon Cole's record set in 1971!!! Jon Cole's record 2135 has stood for 42 years!! Two weight classes, two All Time World record totals, Dan is a machine and where he will end is anyone's guess...
Check out this footage of
The GNC Pro Deadlift Championships at the
2013 NPC Empire Classic in Spokane, Washington.
Congratulations to Scott Mecham for setting the 220 single ply all time benchpress record at the USPA Utah State meet on May 18 in West Jordan, Utah with 330kg/727 lbs!
This is a USPA American record and Utah State record, but not an IPL World record as World records are only allowed in USPA Nationals, IPL Worlds, and any of the USPA Expo Invitationals.
IPA NC Iron Challenge Meet Write-up
by Greg Nuckols
The training cycle:
After my meet last August, I took training fairly easy for about 4 months. After a summer of daily maxing, I was ready for a little time off. I still hit the gym regularly, but I messed around a lot, stayed well within my comfort zone, and took some time to mentally reboot. When I came home for Christmas break, I resumed serious training again. My lifts were essentially unchanged from August, but my body felt great and I was mentally fresh.
Ray Williams in a recent training session nails a training squat of 855 x 2 reps!
No wraps no spotter just him and the bar!
Listen up on Wednesday at 12pm Eastern Time. As I talk to the Ultra awesome Becca Swanson. We are going to be talking about Becca, soup to nuts and then some! You are not going to want to miss this interview! True Power with Shawna Mendelson Interviews Becca Swanson
Henry Thomason out of Bad Attitude Gym @ Dallas Texas – Lifted at The APF Master, Submaster, JR & Teen Nationals May 18th & 19th 2013 @ Adoba Hotel - Dearborn, MI
Sub Master - Best Lifter Award @ 1st place SHW - 2600 lbs Total, Henry’s next will be APF Senior Nationals June 1-2nd - Garry Frank & Hardcore Barbell will be hosting. Attempting to win “Back to Back Nationals” also make a run at the All-Time Squat record.
From our Ukrainian counterparts: Two new super Raw-records that were installed in the Championship of Ukraine in the city of Simferopol on the Bench! Records officially recorded by version Revolution Powerlifting Sinditsate and Ukrainian Powerlifting Association. Oleg Gorbunov (57.5kg) benched barbell weighing 155kg! And Lyudmila Gaiduchenko (93kg) also won the 155kg which is a record among women.