2014 IPA Strength Spectacular Powerlifting and Bench Press Footage

Watch video footage of some of the top lifts done at the IPA Strength Spectacular! Videos include Dave Hoff, Hifon Smith, Justin Enes, Mike Yontz, and Shawna Mendleson!
Shawna Mendelson opened with a successful 390 lbs. at a BWT of 181.1 lifting in the Pro Women's Open Division.
Scot Mendelson missed his opener of 980 lbs.Scot moved to 1005, then 1070, missing both.
Dave Hoff opened with 1030 lbs. weighing-in at 280.4 lbs. lifting in the Pro Men's Open Division. Dave passed his second attempt and gave this monstrous attempt a go on his 3rd attempt, but just didn't have enough gas in the tank.

Eva Dunbar Hits 485 Wilks Points!

Canadian powerhouse Greg Doucette coaches Eva Dunbar and she just did a raw belt only wilks of 485 and at 66.6 kg (146 lbs) and made a 356 squat World record (WPC) 226 bench and 451 deadlift. She won overall at CPF nationals. Its her first yr competing and she won a physique competition for her provincial championships and Greg convinced her to try powerlifting.
Here's footage oh her Squat WR.. she was just 13 lbs off the total WR.


R.A.W. United has slowly begun to expand outside of Florida, and Pennsylvania will become the sixth state to host a meet this year. The 2014 Pennsylvania State Championships and Thunderbird Open will take place on Saturday, August 16, in Monessen, PA. Entries can be downloaded here and on our website at http://stronglife610.net/contest-schedule-2/ .

NASA Ohio State Championships on April 19th Was HUGE!!!

Over 134 Competitors came to lift large at the NASA Ohio State Championships. The event was held on April 19th, 2014 at the Quality Inn South in Springfield, OH. There was one flight of power cleans, 1 flight of curls, 3 flights of squats, 6 flights of benches, and 6 flights of dead lifts. Lot's of State records were set and National Record attempts were made!

Thad Rumberg of WV placed first in the Equipped Bench Press High School division with a total coefficient of 1.5110, 253.53 lbs and 115 kg. Samuel Sebok also of WV took first place in the Sub-Masters Pure division finishing with a total coefficient of 2.6655, 534.62 lbs and 242.50 kg.

Caputo Training For RPS Pen State

This is Justin Caputo's latest squat video. Here he does 555lbs plus 30lbs in chains(585). He also worked up to an opening 510 deadlift(no video) expecting to pull 575. Justin also intends to crack Micheal Soongs historical list of 165lb squats but with no wraps. Justin is still training Bulgarian-John broz style, squatting 2x a day 5 days a week and 3x a day on Sundays!

Tom Kallas Breaks All Time Raw Wrapped Record Squat! 677 @ 165!!!

Past weekend competed at WUAP Nationals in Peoria, IL. Was able to break previous all time world record of 672.2 squat with wraps in 165lb class. I squatted 677.7 (307.5kg) at 165lbs (75kg). Can't thank my team
enough for support for this meet.

BEAST: 855lb squat for 2 reps PR

"855 for 2 reps in prep for USPA Nationals 2014. 308lb Single ply Double PR. We have planned and now things are coming together. Strongest I have ever felt. Instead of going for a heavy single on my last heavy day, i backed it down from 870-880 for 1 to 855 for 2 which proved to be better for my confidence. I again study these videos like football tapes lol and my depth finder needs to drag alittle lower. Even though the 1st one was on target, the 2nd was questionable. Corrections will be made. This is why taping my videos for me is important.

Beau Moore 545 At 48

48 Yr old Big Beau Moore who actually turns 49 in just a few days,
blasted a new Masters 45-49 %100 Raw World Record bench!
Watch his footage:

586.5 lb Raw Bench @ 217 lbs - New All-Time WR - Kahuta (266 @ 98.4 kgs)

From etwade-
Vadim Kahuta breaks Adrian Larsen's all-time WR raw bench of 585@220 lbs with 586.5 lbs at a bodyweight of 217 at Battle of Champions 2014. Here is the footage.

Meg Holliday Wins @ 105 NASA Nationals

Meg Holliday, 105# raw lifter, recently placed 1st in her weight class at NASA Nationals, and won best female lifter in the Submaster 1 division. She squatted 92.5kg without wraps, benched 55kg, and deadlifted 122.5kg giving her a total of 270kg (203.9/121.25/270/595.24#). Earning herself spots on the Powerlifting Watch Best of the Best American for both squat and total.

RIP- Jim Lem

From Steve Denison-
I'm sad to report the passing of Jim Lem, age 85, who passed away this morning. Jim was an extraordinary Master Powerlifter. He was a member of the 2004 California Powerlifting Hall of Fame. He was also a 10 time National Master's Champion in the 181 class, 4 time IPF World Champion 181 class, National Master's Record Holder in all 3 lifts and Total in the 181 class.

Battle of Champions 2014 - warm up room - Deadlift

Battle of Champions 2014 - warm up room - Deadlift
Check out the footage!

892@228 lb Raw Deadlift - New All-time WR - Pozdeev (405@103.5 kgs)

Konstantin Pozdeev took 2nd place in RAW deadlift at "Battle of Champions" 405kg/103.5kg (892lb/228lb). This is new ALL time World Record.
Check out the footage!

Mecham benches 355kg (782) @ 110kg (242)!

Scott Mecham hits a 782.6 lb bench press in the 242 lb single ply division winning Best Overall Bench-er breaking the American record at the USPA Utah State Bench & Deadlift Championships at the 2014 Utah Strength & Fitness Expo...this is the second biggest all time 242 single ply all time ranked bench press. Check out the footage of his lift!

Jay Nera in-depth squat tutorial video

Philosopher, warrior, coach and Animal athlete Jay Nera talks about the finer points of squatting. A world class raw powerlifter and technician, Jay takes you deep through this movement. Useful for seasoned veterans and those just powerlifting. Jay competes in the 220 pound weight class and he has squatted 727 raw and without wraps. Shot at Dynamo Barbell, Ottawa.