James Hickey became the first man in WDFPF history to pull 340 kgs (749lbs) raw at the weekend. James was competing in the Irish nationals in Dublin on February 9th.
James competed in the 125 kg class
Training VLOGs from this last weeks workouts
Squat Feb 7th PR Double Double Squat 730 805 both for 2 reps
Bench (unequipped workout) Narrow Chain BP VLOG Shirt Break Tips and Bench Mobility
Bench (equipped workout) Feb 3rd 605 645 and 660 Training Bench
Deadlift MOS DL Feb 4th 595 615 625 2 singles PR
After a record number of nominations, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced the five women that have been shortlisted for the 2014 International Women's Day Recognition Award which will be announced in just under one month's time at a special ceremony at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games on 8 March.
His attempts were 195, 200, 205 kgs.
Zakiev Ayrat benches over 3x bodweight raw.
From Bill- Here is the link for the UPA Powerlifting & Bench Press National Championship - Sponsored by Tow Truck Country live stream. I will start the camera at 9am on both days of lifting. I will do my best to keep it going. At the last meet it went down few times each day. It is what it is. It's free. ( UPA Powerlifting & Bench Press National Championships- Live )
All nine attempts from Raw Unity 7.. lifted on Day 2 against two good lifters that wore knee wraps and still managed to come in 2nd Place on formula. Joe not only took second on formula to Richard Hawthorne but was also drug tested by his own request!
205/93 class junior lifter Tony Schwebach hits a raw 565 deadlift for five reps, raw. Tony will be competing at the NAPF Pro Raw Challenge presented by StartingStrength.com at the Arnold Sports Festival. In this video Tony is training at Brad Gillingham's legendary Jackal's Gym.
Anywhere else an 1879 total at 220 would win and take best lifter at most contests! Here Tee finished in 4th but what a future this man has!
Raw Unity 7-- February 9, 2014
Weighed in at 218.8. Went 7/9 and hit a meet total pr. Missed an 804 squat and 710 deadlift on third attempts.
Brett is 17 and a High School Senior. At first glance it is virtually impossible to realize the true strength this young man yields! At 148 lbs this 17 year old kid broke the veteran lifter Eric Talmant's RUM Meet record squat of 512 with 514 pounds! He did this with room to spare!! Reminds one of a young Ricky Dale Crain who was doing astonishing lifts as young man himself..
Here is footage of Orlando Barbell's Shelly Cannon (123) squatting 243, 265, and missing 303 on depth, benching 143, then missing 170 twice, then deadlifting 286, 314, and 330 for 4 PRs and 2nd place overall in the middleweights in only her second meet at the Raw Unity Meet 7 on 2/8/14. Shelly is ranked #7 tied (raw) on Powerliftingwatch (current) lifter rankings