Have you ever seen that guy who lifts easy 700lbs (whatever the lift, this is hypothetical) at the gym or in videos and just bombs out with 600lbs at the meet? Does it again at another meet?
You know him, you know his training is good and well planned, he’s pretty strong, his nutrition was impeccable and yet, his performance is either totally random or consistently a disaster.
Latrell Marks (son of Yarnell "BigBeast" Marks pulls a career best 540lbs Deadlift at 164lbs to take Class 2A Mississippi State Powerlifting Championship.
Ended day wit 430lbs Squat (not videoed), 270lbs Bench, 540lbs Deadlift to finish with 1,240lbs Total.
Quest Athlete Brooks Conway (22 years old) totaled 1504 RAW at USAPL Powerlifting for Pink on April 20th. Drug-tested, no knee wraps. His numbers were- 512 Squat with a close miss at 534, 374 bench, and 617 Dead Lift. Brooks has been lifting single-ply in the USAPL for a few years, this was his first raw meet.
(Updated w/ New Footage 4-26-13) Today at the SPF Texas state championships Tiny Meeker came to bench big and big he did, All Time big!! He opened with 1003 but according to reports had trouble touching then went to the World Record 1076 and again missed, but came back on his third attempt and made it! .....
Last weekend at the UPA Nationals Dustin went 540lbs in the squat, 358lbs bench, and 606lbs deadlift totaling 1504@179lbs Drug Free. There is only a small handfull of Drug free lifter that have broken into the 1500's at 181. The 540 squat, 606 deadlift and the 1504 total are all UPA National records.
Videos for squat and bench:
Stage is set for David Douglas very first full power single ply meet.
Battle is set for April 27, 2013 in Santa Barbara, California
"PLEASE watch this video and feel the energy that is being put into it and know before it starts that this meet is much more than getting big numbers..
On April 21 2013, at a WNPF contest in Rochester, NY, 10 year old Ari Kutin had an stellar day. His sister, Naomi, was set to assault some major new squat marks, but was sick and had to pull out of the competition. Her younger brother Ari told her not to worry, that he would lift well for both of them.
Animal is getting bigger and badder, stronger and harder. We are very excited about our latest addition to the family, to our Animal Nation, Brandon Lilly. Brandon is an articulate, well traveled, Elite powerlifter. He has trained at Guerrilla Squad Barbell, Westside Barbell, Lexen Xtreme, and now calls Berea Barbell in Kentucky home. On his strength journey, he has competed in bodybuilding, strongman, and powerlifting.
SEATTLE - Local health advocate and youth mentor Willie Austin has died. He was 55.
Austin was a former Washington Husky football player and a world powerlifting champion. He ran a gym and mentoring program for young people in downtown Seattle.
Michael Donlick broke the sub-masters 275lb bench only record. After two failed attempts with 683lbs he was able to pull it together and get a lift in.
He broke his previous record of 635lbs.