Powerlifting in the news around the world: India, Iran and medical "miracle"

GNDU student wins medal in powerlifting

Amritsar, April 22

Rashpal Singh, a student of MSc (botany honours,) fourth semester, from the Department of Botanical and Environmental Sciences of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) won a silver medal by lifting 150 kg weight in the 105 kg weight category at the North Indian Powerlifting Championship held in Jammu recently.

Comments on the IPF Worlds

The IPF Worlds are taking place. The Facebook group “Powerlifting Now” has been doing some write-ups on specific lifts, as well as the IPL page. Usually, as the competition is over, the IPF releases a full video of the event and we will share it.

From the Facebook group “World Powerlifting Now”

Lehew takes the deadlift world record from Josh Hancott and secures gold for America as a 74kg junior! Lehew went 245kg on squat, 172.5kg on bench and 278.5kg on deadlift for a 696kg total and a 502.3 wilks!
Was awesome to watch the deadlift battle as Lehew missed a 278kg deadlift on his second by losing balance, allowing Luca Anthony from Aus to pull the same weight to take that record. Lehew chipped the record on his third and took 278.5kg for a ride, securing the record. Luca then attempted a 295kg pull to secure a silver medal for Aus which was a failed attempt.

Brandon Franklin - Road To Redemption

by Brandon Franklin

A little reality series at my previous meet. Competition took place in Charleston, West Virginia at a charity meet for a local with degenerative eye disease. All proceeds went torwards his medical expenses. This meet was brought a lot of emotion. This is the first meet I have ever bombed out of in my life. You can see all of the reality involved in this video involving me bombing out with squats. You will see a little of my personality, and my life behind the lifting on a personal level as well as some lifting. Video was filmed and edited by Meathead Movie Maker Productions

More meet results of the weekend: Matt Gaechter and Cameron St Amand

And more meet results from the past weekend!

Matt Gaechter at the Oregon State Powerlifting Championships, Newport, OR

All 10 lifts from yesterday's meet 672 squat 418 bench and 672 deadlift for a 1763 total @220

WEDNESDAY – Meet preparation/Strategy of the week: Kristen Bellon, Jake Benedix, David Douglas and Brett Smallz Good

Outstanding competitive results are not result of chance or luck: they are built on a daily basis during a preparation period. Check out what experienced members of our community are doing to reach their desired results.

Max effort work for Kristen Smith Bellon

From Shawn Bellon: “250*1. Little high because she pulled knees in vs out slightly so her hip flexors stop her depth a tad. This can also put a lot of pressure on the hip, TFL and IT bands...no bueno. Easy squat regardless. Analyzing technique is one of the many things we do to be safe and optimally strong. “

TUESDAY – Assistance work of the week

Assistance work includes all the exercises in a routine that are not the specific powerlift in full range of motion, done in competitive setting (just the rack or bench, no bands, chains, etc). Assistance work “assists” the lift’s improvement according to the coach/athlete’s goals.

Dave Tate Finally Hits a Squat PR - elitefts.com

Announcements of the week: IPL Worlds Bench And Deadlift Championship

IPL Worlds Bench And Deadlift Championship

Meet Director:
Bobby Morgan (361)717-2615
Gary Hunter (210)827-5522
Megan Barrera-Morgan (361)523-1716

Dustin Speed 701lb Front Squat

American Iron Gym's Dustin Speed Squatting 701lb

in preparation for the USPA Silver State Open.

Weekend meets results #2: Sheri Whetham, KO Gym Summer Powerlifting Bash 2016 and Bill Newman

These are some of the weekend meets highlights. Check them out!

Sheri Whetham first meet post surgery: great results

Sheri's first meet back post surgery:
Squats: 245/260/300
Bench: 145/160/180

Weekend meet results #1: Stacia Al Mahoe and Jon Stewart

These are some of the weekend meets highlights. Check them out!

Stacia Al Mahoe best lifter at Barbell Brigade open and breaks all time record at 97lbs

Stacia-Al Mahoe , 19 years old, entered Jr. and Open division at the Barbell Brigade Open, 6/18/16, and ended with a 248lb squat, 159lb bench, and a 363lb deadlift for a 771lb total at 97lbs. Stacia won best lifter in Open and Jr. and her deadlift was an All Time World record at 97lbs.

New All-time from Aleksey Nikulin!

Russian phenom Aleksey Nikulin made new all-time world record in squat at IPL Cup of Russia 18 june. At his third he made 340 kg at 81.4 kg BW in SBD knee sleeves. He also got 822.5 kg in full power (340-177.5-305). In bench press he tried 187.5, but can't lock elbows in the final phase. In deadlift he easily made 305, and failed twice at 320 cause of grip.

Videos of the record squat

Hercules "Syracuse Strongest Bench" held at The Blarney Stone in Syracuse, NY

It was a beautiful sunny day in Central NY for an outside bench only competition. We had a small, comfortable meet with 16 lifters. 12 of whom were sanctioned for ranking. We had people come from as far as Canada to participate, trophies were medals and a custom 20oz Beer Mug that included it's first fill for free and lifters also got a free meal from the award winning kitchen of the Blarney Stone. After the main competition we put the call out for participants in a bench your bodyweight for reps challenge. All money collected went back to first, second, third place for men and women. It was a great competition and a great gathering to chill out and hang after!

Anderson Powerlifting Athlete Rae-Ann Miller Lifts Big

On Saturday June 18th Anderson Powerlifting athlete Rae-Ann Miller competed in Adam Ferchen's USPA Mickey Rats Bench and Deadlift Championships. She took first place in the SHW single ply Ironman division. Rae-Ann bench pressed 440lbs in a Titan single ply Katana. Also she deadlifted 402lbs in a Titan single ply Centurion.
With her 440lbs lift she will overtake the number one spot on PLW's best of the best for Masters SHW single ply bench. The previous benchmark was set by the great Deborah Ferrell with her lift of 402lbs. Mrs. Miller also is number one in masters multiply in the squat, deadlift and total. Currently she is ranked #1 in all four multiply categories in 2016 so far.
The 2014 Olympia bench press champion will look to improve on these numbers this coming August at the IPA Mountain Madness in West Virginia.

Larry Williams total 2035 at the SPF Summer Showdown

Larry Williams competed at the SPF Summer Showdown on June 18th 2016!

He started the day off hitting a 25lb PR squat of 725 ! We decided to pass on his third to save energy as he was already ahead of the game.

He smashed a 535 bench on his second attempt and had a near miss with 555. Left arm was lagging a bit a few inches from lockout!

On deads he secured a 2005 total on his second attempt and to pad his total and hit a bigger PR total he went 775 for an all time deadlift PR to secure a 2035 total ! Good enough for best lifter and the win in the 275 class weighing in at 255 at 21 years old!

CONGRATULATIONS to Stella Krupinski, Dave Keiser & Jodie Lanae-Burford!!!

From Michael Soong "All Time Historical Powerlifting World Records/Rankings" Statistician: CONGRATULATIONS on your recent performance! You all made the RAW All Time Rankings!!!!! Check out your actual listing below!