16 yr Old Ian Veliz APA Performance

Ian Veliz 16yrs and 111.2 pounds competed at the APA Raw nationals in the 114 weight class with no wraps. This young lifter showed great potential by setting APA state and/or World records in each lift!
He was able to set records in each class with:

More videos from the IPL European Championship

And videos keep coming from the IPL European Championships held on April 22-24 in Moscow,
Check out the compilation and the videos:

Meet Micky Yule, the Paralympian Powerlifter

A powerhouse personality as well as a powerlifter, Micky Yule has overcome huge odds having lost both legs to an IED and pushed himself to become a Gold medal winner in the Invictus Games. The next stop is the Paralympics and Rio.

READ MORE: http://www.militaryspeakers.co.uk/speakers/micky-yule/

Here are some videos where Micky explains Paralympian powerlifting and his own story:

11 year old Landen Westbrook

Landen Westbrook competed at the APA raw nationals this past weekend she's 11 yrs old in the 132 weight class she ended the day with a 187.4 on squats an 88.2 bench and a 264.5 on deadlift. For a total of 540.2.
All three lifts and total are world records.
She also competed in the 132 womans open division where she finished 3rd.
Check out the footage below!

SATURDAY – good talks of the week: American Iron on "the Bench" and EliteFTS on "periodization"

American Iron Gym S1-E5

Podcast The Bench

365 STRONG Powerlifting Federation (365 SPF)...Impacting the Sport and Empowering the Lifter

Linked below is our 365 STRONG Powerlifting Federation video that featured the short version of what's in store when competing in a 365 STRONG event.
Our commitment is to impact the sport of powerlifting by empowering
YOU, the lifter, to achieve greater success.

More about the 2016 US Open: Eva Dunbar, Emily Hu, Susan Salazar and April Shumaker

As with any high profile meet, news keep flowing in for a couple of days or even weeks. The footage bellow represents some of the best moments of the 2016 US Open, kindly provided by Chris Bartl.

Powerlifting in the news: Jon Jones and powerlifting, Japan to host Para-PL Championships and Maori Arm Wrestler gives PL a go


In the days leading up to UFC 197, Jon Jones praised a new workout regimen that he said made him a stronger, better athlete.

During his lengthy hiatus, Jones hit the weight room in earnest and bulked up to 240 pounds before shedding some of that excess size in preparation for his return to the Octagon last weekend. Jones wasn’t as dominant as expected in taking a unanimous verdict against short notice foe Ovince St. Preux, and according to MMAJunkie.com, trainer Greg Jackson dropped this gem in his fighter’s corner shortly after the bout’s conclusion:

“Powerlifting’s a problem. He gasses. I only want to do an I-told-you-so dance right now.”

Some of best squats of IPL Europe

While Ivan Slavinsky has a deserved rest after having organized one of the biggest and well run meets of the year, he offered us a preview before the full meet results and images are available.

This Is Us - Powerlifting Israel

Some of what goes on in the Iron Game in Israel:

enjoy the power, enjoy the images!

EC has appointed Joe Marksteiner as Chairman of the Technical Committee

USA Powerlifting has a new Chairman of the Technical committee, announced on the USA Powerlifting website yesterday. The USA Powerlifting EC has appointed Joe Marksteiner as Chairman of the Technical Committee and a working team has already been assembled.
Chairman of the Technical Committee


Taken from the WABDL website:

Tommy Kono died April 24, 2016 at age 83.

Tommy Kono was my inspiration to get involved in Powerlifting and to stay involved.

I started training in 1968 because of Kono. I had never met him, but I had heard of him. I then trained with Dave Johns, MR America, 1977, at the Mid Valley YMCA in Van Nuys, California from 1971-72’. Arnold Schwarzenegger trained there in the late sixties before he went to Joe Golds Gym in Venice, California.

Gary Panttila "Panttila Power Talk": check his interviews during the 2016 US Open

Gary Panttila has been providing insightful interviews with the most interesting members of the powerlifting community. The interviews are carried out during high profile meets, when people are especially motivated to talk about the sport and even comment on what is going on in real time. Check it out!

Chris Bartl

Published on Apr 28, 2016
Chris Bartl is the California State Chairman for RPS. Chris gave some insight on the federation and who is.

New IPL Israel chapter presents "Powerlifting Israel - Power Girls"

Israel is one of the most recent IPL chapters.

This is a video celebrating their female lifters.

More news from the IPL European Championships – all time records and amazing numbers

With so many lifters and platforms,
news keep flowing in about this amazing championship that took place on April 22-24 in Moscow, Russia.
Courtesy of Mr. Ivan Slavinsky, we bring you the footage of a couple of all time records broken and an amazing bench press by 15 year old Vladislava Dluzhnevskaya.