Which State for Powerlifting

There's a thread over at Monster Muscle asking for opinions on the state with the most powerlifters or best powerlifting scene. Lots of state getting votes. A few states are being nominated for having poor support for powerlifting. Sorry Arkansas, and New Jersey!

Bench Bash for Cash Results

The WPO has posted the Bench Bash for Cash results. Ryan Kennelly was the only Super Heavyweight not to bomb out. He posted an 854 bench. Kara Bohigian won the Women's division with a 325 bench. Fred Boldt conquered the Lightweight division with a 624 lift. The Heavyweights was won by Robert Luyando with a 728 bench.

WPO Semi Finals results for the Women, Men's Lightweight & Middleweights and the Mens Heavy & Super Heavyweights are also up.

937 Pound Deadlift

Check out this video of Benedikt Magnusson pulling 937 pounds. It's entertaining to see how he and his fellow lifters get fired up. Looks like a new contender to the best deadlifter crown.

Forum discussions at:
Midwest Barbell
Anabolic Review
Go Heavy

Mike Miller Calls Out Worlds Strongest Powerlifters

Mike Miller has issued a challenge to some of the worlds strongest powerlifters over at the APF Outlaws forum. The event is the Atlantic Foundation Strongman Challenge in February. The strongman contest will be raw.

Miller issues the challenge to elite athletes Gary Frank, Brian Siders, Beau Moore, Andy Bolton, Donnie Thompson, Paul Childress, Matt Smith, Brad Gillingham, Josh Bryant, Jeff Lewis, Chris Taylor and Tom Fannon.

Miller states:
A lot of people have said that “I cheat with gear”, so now I am challenging all of you to take off your gear and face me. We will see who is really the strongest Powerlifter once and for all.

Are Big Gym Lifts for Real?

LankyDeadlifter wonders how common big lifts are at other members gyms. Most say that they're pretty rare. It seems that the big lifts generally occur at powerlifting focused gyms or at home gyms.