USPA Will Now Offer Voluntary Drug Testing

Great News for lifters who want drug testing! For those USPA lifters who wish to set drug tested Raw American and Raw World records, as kept by Powerlifting Watch, the USPA is now offering voluntary drug testing.

Here is the link for the Powerlifting Watch men's Raw drug tested World records: and men's drug tested Raw American records:

Profiles in Power #3: Shawn Bellon

Powerlifter Shawn Bellon, age 41, has his BS in Education and has been a Strength Coach and Trainer for 20 years. The 6'1", 250 lbs. Bellon trains at his home gym in Calgary, Alberta. Let's learn more about this Canadian powerhouse!

Q: How did you get introduced to the iron – by family, sports, friends, your own interest?

A: My mother was a recreational bodybuilder... worked to keep in shape. I remember having to chew big horse pill vitamins because they were tough to swallow. I started lifting at age 11. I would scavenge the town I grew up in at yard sales to collect more weights and equipment.

"Built to the Hilt"

This is the book destined to be the most talked about and most widely-used bodybuilding and strength book ever written!

Here is what is waiting for you inside of its pages…

* The lifetime training secrets revealed by one of the world’s top trainers.

* The never before seen exercises and photos that will inspire you to train TODAY.

UPA IL new meet series announcement

Attention: Power lifters and strength athletes of all walks - I am happy to announce that Jakked Gym & UPA Illinois are now going to be hosting a new PL meet series: Single Lift Meets. These meets will showcase the squat, bench and DL in "only lift" format. All rules on the platform will coincide with UPA official rules - only real difference from UPA full power meets will be permission for same day weigh ins. Weigh-in times will be listed on entry forms.

“Battle of Champions-2014″. Results.

From Boris Sheiko-program

The 5th anniversary Battle of Champions in Arkhangelsk (Russia) has finished. In my opinion, the organization of the competition was held at the highest level. On my long coaching journey I have never seen such a well organized event. Compared with the first Battle of the Champions, where just 10 athletes took part, there were 24 participants (13 in the bench press and 11 in the deadlift) at 5th Battle of Champions. That’s 24 stars in the world of powerlifting.

300 kg raw squat @93 kg - Mikhaylo Bulanyy - IPF World Championships (world record)

Mikhaylo Bulanyy increased the unequipped world record in -93 kg at the 2014 IPF Classic World Men's Championships, South Africa, Potchefstroom.
Mikhaylo squatted 661 at 205 lbs...

Watch the footage here:

185,5 kg unequipped squat @68,15 kg - Ana Castellain - IPF World Championships (world record)

Ana Castellain sets a massive world record in squat at the 2014 IPF Classic World Men's Championships, South Africa, Potchefstroom.
She made a 408.9 lb squat at only 150 lbs.

Watch the footage here:

903 lb / 410 kg Raw Deadlift - Kokylaev

Watch Kokylaev pull the biggest dead lift

of the 2014 Battle of Champions!

Another Best Lifter- Marks!

Despite a nagging muscle spasm I'm neck (crick) and a strain left groin on 2nd deadlift attempt, Marks managed enough power to take 198 raw open & sub masters division as well as Overall Best Lifter in this Saturday's USPA MS Championships. Marks finish the day with 523lbs squat, 385lbs bench bad unfortunate 512lbs deadlift.....missed lifts of 562 squat, 402 bench and strain groin kept Marks from achieving a qualifying total for next years Raw Unity. With only one more meet on his schedule another day of PRs will have to be achieved to get those totals...

Tee Cummins: 1901@220 Raw w/wraps

Tee went 7 for 9 at the USPA meet at Revolution Fitness in Hattiesburg MS.
He squatted 760, benched 440 and pulled 699 for 1901 total to rank him # 2
on the Raw w/ wraps rankings just behind Ernie Lilliebridge Jr.! His squat was ranked #2 just behind Ernie as well.

MONSTAS Prep For There 1st Powerlifting Meet

MONSTAS Prep For There
1st Powerlifting Meet F/GRI:

Andrey Belyaev (Russia) 395kg (870.8lb), b/w 89.9kg (198.1 lb) RAW !!!

Check out the footage of:
Andrey Belyaev (Russia) 395kg (870.8lb), b/w 89.9kg (198.1 lb) RAW !!!
At the battle of champions! Andrey Belyaev

BEAST: 805lb squat for 3 reps

Training for USPA Nationals 2014. Went 650/730/805xreps..
Wanted 5 but didn't manage my breath right between reps and started seeing stars on rep 3 lol. Had the speed and strength just lost air..
Happy to get the work in, confidence raised, and 900 I'm coming!! Check it out!

Roy Apseloff and Nick Apseloff, Father and Son, Break Deadlift and Bench Press World Records

Roy Apseloff and his son Nick Apseloff each broke IPA amateur raw world records in the 198lb weight class at the IPA Strength Spectacular World Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships in York, PA on 6/21/14.
Roy deadlifted 470lbs for a world record in the 55-59 age group in the first clip and,
Nick bench pressed 422.5lbs for a junior (20-23 year old) world record:

Sarychev Kirill 326 kg - Battle of Champions 2014

Check out this footage of Sarychev Kirill
Benching 326kg (718) at the Battle of Champions 2014!