Vintage Footage- World Championships 2001 in Finland

Check out this vintage footage of:
Furazhkin, Baranov, Bazaev at World Championships 2001 in Finland @ 75kg.

April sets new Raw Bench and Total records at the SPF Woman's Pro Am

At the SPF Woman's Pro Am meet, held at the Sweatt Shop by meet direct Laura Phelps Sweatt, April Delmore-Shumaker bumped up her own all time World record raw bench to 225 pounds while weighing in at her lightest bodyweight (100lbs) ever.

Powerlifting Is Not A F*****g Fun Run, Part 3

From the ever so clever Jamie Lewis!:
And so it continues. After a careful examination of the opinions of elite lifters and the the fact that modern lifters cannot hold a fucking candle to lifters of the Ninteen Seventies, one reality appears to loom stark over the horizon:

1,714 @ 182 Raw Jose Castillo!!!!!

It looks like Jose Castillo has just totalled another 5 pounds more than Ben Puccio did a few days ago, albeit at 182 pounds, still massive! Castillo competed in the IPF weight class of 83 kg..Had he been a little lighter he would have had a new all time world record at 181!

Matt Claussen UPA Performance

Matt Claussen competed at the UPA Power Bash in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and had a great performance ending with a 1951 total to rank him 7th in the USA!
His results are as followed:
Total-1951 (from kg total)

Yarnell Marks Bench Training

As Marks prepare for USPA MS June 21, he is 6 days into his second stint of Blast Your Bench this year.

Body weight was 204lbs on this day.

Marks is looking to enter the 400lbs bench club on that day

Shana Ratcliff 2014 Woman's PRO/AM Footage

Watch Shana's record breaking performance at the Women's Pro/Am!
This is the site where she shattered the All Time world record held by Kim Tran (Valentine) by over 60 pounds and became the first 97 pounder to crack the 700 mark raw.


The 2014 championships have set the bench-mark for the world! Lifters rose to the occasion by smashing over 123 records. This was the slickest most professionally organised powerlifting championships ever. The event was hosted by Unique Fitness who’s Principal Steve Knight and Rob Todd who trains at Unique were the Meet Directors. Rob Todd’s presence and entertainment skills provided the gloss for these championships.

Brenden Blake, Platform Manager and their most excellent crew Andy Milford, Lloyd Cook, Graham Morton, Adam Cook and Dan Malinowski re-assured all lifters confidence with their professional application and brought out the best out in the lifters with no mishaps. Weight and Clock Officer Ruth Drury. Scoreboard Olivia Sanders and Lee Hough and MC Allison Hough and David Carter’s impeccable team administration at the table ensured the championships ran without a hitch. We witnessed first class adjudication from the Referees ensuring these championships were second to none. We are grateful to all the highly skilled referees and thank you all. We also have a new referee. Robert Campbell Technical Officer reports that Dominic Avo passed his International Referees exam with 90%. Well done Dominic.

Kevin OAK 732 Lb Squat

Some recent squat training.

I've switched to a much closer stance and started descending quicker.

My next competition is in July at the RPS Heatwave competition where I'm looking to go 2,000+

Micahel King At APA Raw

Here is Michael King another Bryant client update at the APA Raw Nationals!

Michael King totaled 1734 @ 260 Bodyweight via 628, 424, 682 all three lifts PRs, 120 pound total PR

Here is the 682 Deadlift:

Scott Yard Hits 1925!

Scott Yard totals 1925 raw at the RPS Power Pallooza. Yard competed in the raw classic division and went 675, 510, 740. Yard is sponsored by and

Video of 675 raw squat

USAPL Collegiate Nationals - The Most Competitive Meet in the Nation!

321 lifters from 37 lifters with weight classes up to 40 lifters deep and only the top-5 receiving a medal. Collegiate Nationals truly is the most competitive (and loudest) meet in the nation!

Team results were as follows:

1500+ lbs total at 165lbs

went 7 for 9 at UPA POWER BASH in sun prairie WI.

Highlight was 633 squat:


Getting some well needed pause work in 5 weeks out from the Muscle Beach Venice lift off!

The heavy volume work has been key in raising the total and increasing speed

Gracie Vanasse Pro/Am Performance

Battling a tough division Gracie still had a solid showing going 1175 at 148!
Third Place Multiply
wearing Inzer Predator Briefs, SDP and Double Ply Fusion DL Suit