BJ Whitehead 740 Raw Squat, No Wraps

Currently ranked 3rd in the USA at 275 raw, BJ has now been on a consistent PR streak!
Trained by Josh Bryant, BJ isn't too far away from his goal of being number 1!!
His best competition squat is 760 but in the gym he now boosted his "gym" pr to 740.

Shane Hammock Deadlifting 880

Shane Hammock pulled an 880 deadlift from this past weekend. This lift flew up, and he almost got 925 but his hand tore open!

"This is my first meet under Dirty South Barbell. The 880 went really easy and was looking to make history with a 925 pull, but it tore out of my hands. Definitely will be posting that miss up soon. We are opening a private gym in downtown Macon Georgia and would love to have any and all visitors come learn from us. If you have any questions please feel free to ask."

USAPL Southern Open ms-2014-03

The Southern Open was held this weekend at Revolution Fitness in Hattiesburg,MS which is best equipped gym in the state.We had great lifting and judging and alot of American records.
There were 2 lifters that total 10x bodyweigh Joe Morrow bw 133 total 1350 raw with an American record deadlift 573 in 66kg wt cl

Adrien Poinson Breaks All Time Drug Tested Raw 165 Bench!

At a recent contest in France, IPF lifter Adrien Poison competed and posted a 490 pound raw squat. He pulled 545 in the deadlift, but his best lift was a massive 462 bench to break the all time world drug tested record in a full meet! This is actually the first full meet bench that has been broken since PLWatch started keeping track of Raw world records!

2014 BEND the BAR Powerlifting Meet Austin TX Footage!

One of the best run contests in Texas! Judging was very strict but consistent through out.
Many of the states best USPA lifters were present and made outstanding performances.
Watch the Bend the Bar footage!

Keith McHoney 9.96 x bw, 1432 Total Raw


Keith McHoney upped his best to a 1432 total at only 143.9 pounds! Extremely close to 10 x bw!
He went 518 for a new USAPL American record squat, managed to get his 341 bench and then pulled 573 in the deadlift. Had it not been for Joe Morrow pulling it at the USAPL Southern Open, it would have been an American record as well.

METAL Gym X-Mas Bench & Deadlift video/results

Bench – Raw
Place / Name / Age / BWt / 1 Bench / 2 Bench / 3 Bench / 4 Bench / Points
1 / Hannu Hirvonen / 36 / 117,5kg / 225 / 235 / 240,5 / – / 130,0725
2 / Juha-Pekka Kettunen / 33 / 109,2kg / 200 / 210 / 215 / – / 118,3665
3 / Tuomainen Juha / 31 / 97,1kg / 180 / 200 / 200 / – / 117,77
4 / Topi Frifeldt / 32 / 111,0kg / 185 / 200 / 210 / – / 112,22
5 / Tuomas Mononen / 24 / 89,7kg / 160 / 165 / 170 / – / 101,145
6 / Eetu Karjalainen / 14 / 48,3kg / 30 / 40 / 42,5 / 45 / 44,665375
– / Kari Pulkkanen / 39 / 125,3kg / 180 / 190 / – / – / –
– / Marko Brusila / 45 / 88,8kg / 180 / 180 / 180 / – / –

USPA Power for a Purpose report

A movement began in 2006 to build the sport of “strongman” in WV. This
movement started with a single annual contest, and has grown today to
where there is a contest almost every month. Shortly after a few
annual contests had been established, I, with a lot of help and
urging, widened my focus to powerlifting. Lo and behold in 2011 the
first ever Power for a Purpose powerlifting meet was held, and based
on how well the meet went, we knew immediately that we were on the
right track.

HELL BARBELL's MIke Lackey 507.5 Bench and 710 Deadlift at 242 Raw

Mike Lackey put on a dominant performance at the USPA Tom Brown Memorial Ironman, in Utica, NY on 12/06/2014. He benched 507.5 lbs and deadlifted 710 lbs to put him at #11 in the bench press and #31 in the deadlift on the current 242 Raw Open Rankings. He also holds the #7 Total in the 242 Raw Open Rankings with a 1905 total. Mike trains at HELL BARBELL under the tutelage of Joe Ceklovsky.

Michael Whities 1019 Total with One Arm

Michael Whities aka "Squat Press Pull" totaled 1019 having just one arm at the USAPL Southern open on 12-13-14. He squatted 534 pounds. Bench pressed 143 and then managed to pull 341 all with only one arm to hold on!
Check out just how he did it and as they say.... "Whats your excuse"?

Ray Williams 931 Raw Squat!!!

Big Ray William comes very close to one of the greatest squats of all time! Reinhoudts raw 934 is now with in Rays reach! Just 3 lbs shy! His squat is a new All Time Drug Free record at 422.5 kg/ 931 lbs. This was not an international contest therefore it will not count as an official IPF world record.

Marshall Freakshow Johnson 1102lb Squat

Video of my first 1100lb squat@308 at the UPA Twin City Barbell Backyard Show of Strength. I took this meet on the fly after the Relentless to finally take a crack at 1100. I promised myself I would take it on my third attempt regardless of how I felt. I wish I would have made myself do it a long time ago. The other two lifts I wasn't quite ready for but that I perfectly fine with me.

Eric Lilliebridge - New All-Time World Record Total Raw w/ wraps @ 308lbs (2,369lbs)

This broke Jon Cole's All Time world record raw total w/ wraps of 2,364lbs done back in 1972. This was 2 weeks after competing at GPA Worlds. Had a much better meet on this day. I ended up missing 1,003lbs on my 3rd squat and 887lbs on my 3rd deadlift. Either one of those lifts would have given me a 2,400+ raw total. The squat bar was very whippy and threw me off, lost my balance on my last attempt on the way up.

Bryant Clients PR!! Peter Edgette and Tom Emelander

Last weekend at The Metroflex Wildgame Charity Meets, all of Josh's clients hit pr's! Two notables at this charity contest were:

Peter Edgette 20 Years old Hit a 560 raw bench at 330 BW (close miss at 585)

Also, hit a 740 deadlift!

Tom Emelander hit an easy 815 DL 2nd attempt !

Norris 2,015 @ 198 Raw!

Jesse Norris hit an incredible total today going 750 in the squat, 440 in the bench and pulled an outstanding 825 deadlift for the heaviest raw 10x bw total of 2,015 at 196 pounds! The two highest raw 10x bw totals are both now at 198! Lilliebridge did 2,028 in wraps and Norris at 2,015 without wraps. What an awesome class!