GPA World Championships / Russian Kings Tour Promo Vid

Promo vid for the GPA World Powerlifting Championships 2014 in Sydney, Australia November 21-24 2014, and the Russian Kings Tour that will visit gyms in Sydney, Melbourne, and Queensland.

Lifters Kirill Sarychev, Konstantin Pozdeev, Andrey Belyaev, Konstantin Konstaninovs, Mikhail Koklyaev, and Andrey Malanichev will be competing. The Russian Kings Tour will feature several half day practical seminars by these lifters in Sydney, Melbourne, and Queensland.

Kelly Branton 365kg/804lbs squat at CPU Nationals

Kelly Branton lifted at the CPU Nationals on March 31 and put up the highest Raw Wilkes in CPU history with a 925@134kgs

Lifts of 365/230/330 (804, 507, 727)..

Here is vid of his 804 squat:

Challenges to Personalizing TRT

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Persistence of Hypogonadal Symptoms.
While testosterone replacement therapy has been recommended and demonstrated to
promote hypothalmicpituatarygonadal (HPG) axis recovery, it is now known that, despite therapy, hypogonadal symptoms induced by steroids, including anabolic steroid (AAS) use may be prolonged, (15); persist for many months or more (2,3,7,8,11,18) ; or even be irreversible, as
a result of permanent deleterious effects of AAS to the HPG axis. (3,17,18) Such persistence of hypogonadism even after drug cessation is “probably the result of long term adaptation to hormones which may involve relatively persistent changes in molecular switches”. (10)

Richard Jorgenson 625 squat at 181 Drug free Record!

New all-time drug-tested WR squat by Richard Jorgenson. 625 lbs.
Also an American tested WR total of 1605.
The contest he made these historic lifts was the 2014 RPS VT/NH State Championships.
181 Raw Modern, Elite Am division

APF Senior Nationals - 6.28 Weeks Out!

The Countdown to APF Senior Nationals - 6.28 Weeks Out!

We're 6 weeks two days out from the 2014 APF Senior Nationals in our very own Grand Rapids, MI. Get you're entries in! This is shaping up to be a massive meet with the best lifters from around the country. Remember you need to book the meet hotel by May 6th to be guaranteed the meet rate.

May 17 Nasa KY State Championship at Morehead, KY

May 17 Nasa KY State Championship will take place at the Morehead Conference Center in Morehead, KY. The address is 111 East First Street,Morehead, KY 40351.

The weigh-in Times: Early weigh-in 8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Friday (All lifters)
Regular weigh-in 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. Saturday (All lifters) Rules Meeting/Equipment Check will be at 9:10 A.M. Lifting will begin at 10:00 A.M.

Yuriy Belkin, 970 gym squat @ 224

Yesterday's junior Yuriy Belkin shows monstrous training single ply squat.

440 @ 101.6 in kilos, 970 @ 224 in lbs. Enjoy:

Iron Chamber lifters give back in annual Youth Conditioning Program.

Area youth from all over the Northeast Ohio area recently wrapped up a dedicated 8-week effort as part of The Iron Chamber Gym's annual Youth Conditioning Program. With an average attendance of just under 30, boys and girls ranging in age from 4-15 gathered once a week to take part the structured program geared toward developing coordination, balance, bodyweight resistance exercises, plyometrics, agility, teamwork, morale and confidence.

Presidents Corner Masters World Bench press Championships Northumberland 2014

"The results of the Masters Bench Press World's are now online. You can find them here and under results on our webpage"

Dear lifters and officials

It was a great pleasure to meet you all in Northumberland.
It's always nice to see the Masters helping each other but still having the
competitive fight in the forefront of their minds. They always show us
fairplay. That'sgreat and it is an exemple for our young lifters. They have a strong sense of competition but also the friendship between them is very important.

Raw & United #2: "Doing What It Takes"

We're all made of flesh and blood. If someone can do something, there's no reason why Dan "BOSS" Green can't do it either -- just bigger. Yeah, and heavier. That kind of philosophy has brought the World Record holding raw powerlifting to Raw Unity Meet VII in Port St. Lucie, Florida earlier in the year -- to make a mark and shatter records in the 220 lb weight class. You do whatever it takes to compete... Whatever it takes to win.

Vintage Footage- World Championships 2001 in Finland

Check out this vintage footage of:
Furazhkin, Baranov, Bazaev at World Championships 2001 in Finland @ 75kg.

April sets new Raw Bench and Total records at the SPF Woman's Pro Am

At the SPF Woman's Pro Am meet, held at the Sweatt Shop by meet direct Laura Phelps Sweatt, April Delmore-Shumaker bumped up her own all time World record raw bench to 225 pounds while weighing in at her lightest bodyweight (100lbs) ever.

Powerlifting Is Not A F*****g Fun Run, Part 3

From the ever so clever Jamie Lewis!:
And so it continues. After a careful examination of the opinions of elite lifters and the the fact that modern lifters cannot hold a fucking candle to lifters of the Ninteen Seventies, one reality appears to loom stark over the horizon:

1,714 @ 182 Raw Jose Castillo!!!!!

It looks like Jose Castillo has just totalled another 5 pounds more than Ben Puccio did a few days ago, albeit at 182 pounds, still massive! Castillo competed in the IPF weight class of 83 kg..Had he been a little lighter he would have had a new all time world record at 181!

Matt Claussen UPA Performance

Matt Claussen competed at the UPA Power Bash in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and had a great performance ending with a 1951 total to rank him 7th in the USA!
His results are as followed:
Total-1951 (from kg total)