Built To The Hilt!


One of the nation's top powerlifting trainers Josh Bryant has a new book coming following the highly successful "Jailhouse Strong"!
Check out the promo video for the upcoming "Built To Th Hilt!"

Details coming soon:

Master Power Mark Menslage

49 years old, BW 252

A Couple of weekends ago at the USPA California State Meet went 639-402-639

Here is a video of the squat :

BEAST: 500lb raw bench for 7 reps @ 279

"2 weeks post Relentless meet, cutting for a Marine Corps PFT 3 mile run,

I tried to see what I had left in the tank.

Pretty happy with this session."

Brandon Maddox goes 1300 at 148 with no wraps, belt, or sleeves!

(Updated w/ Video)Brandon Maddox put on an amazing show on Saturday April 12th at the APA Raw Nationals in Defuniak Springs, Fl. Brandon has just recently entered the sport of powerlifting. Brandon has a come a long way in 5 short months of powerlifting. At his first meet in November he only did a push pull where he hit a 330 bench and a 455 deadlift. His second meet he ended up hitting a 1260 total in his first full power meet. Now he adds another 40lbs in just over a month! On Saturday he ended up with a 407 squat, 385 bench, and 507 deadlift. Brandon's bench ties him for 2nd on the best of best American rankings and number 12 with the total. Big accomplishment for only his 3rd meet.

New World Record Squat and Total: 777lbs/352.5kg and 1945lbs/882.5kg at 198lbs/90kg -- Ernie Lilliebridge JR

Ernie Lilliebridge Junior took down Phil Harrington's former 760 world record raw squat with wraps by nailing a 777lbs squat. He wasn't done there. He went on to break Larry Pacifico's 38 year old record: 1936lbs at 198lbs raw with wraps. Ernie normally pulls close to 800, but only got 711 at this meet. Ernie has a realistic shot to be the first man in history to total 2000lbs raw in the 198lbs weight class. What an incredible performance.

Powerlifting Raise the Bar anti-doping campaign exceeds all expectations

IPC Powerlifting's dedicated anti-doping campaign has reached more than 850 athletes and team officials in total, smashing the original target of 500 when the project was launched in October 2013, and reaching its climax at the 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships which concluded Friday (11 April).

Funded by the Agitos Foundation, Raise the Bar - Say No! to Doping's fundamental aim was to reach out to athletes and their support networks at international competitions, giving them the opportunity to speak with and learn from experts with years of anti-doping knowledge and experience through education seminars.

Adrian Larsen Proving them wrong

Below is a vid Adrian Larsen put together of what helps motivate him to train harder.
Also Adrian is releasing a Ebook describing how to program you bench to be successful. The Alpha Project is right around the corner from being released and if you would like more info you can check out the Facebook page.

Charlie Lyons' APA Performance


He hit PR'S on Squat, Deadlift and Total.
Charlie ended the day with a 1729 total @ 239.5 body weight!
Here's the video of Charlie's 705.2 deadlift at APA Raw Nationals.

Richard Ficca Hits 600 Bench and Totals 2061!

Richard Ficca is another one Josh Bryant's clients this weekend at the APA Raw Nationals

He went 738 Squat, 600 Bench Press, 722

for a 2061 total in the 308 pound weight class--he just cracked 1900 so this was huge improvement!

Here is a video of the 600 raw bench.

Shana Ratcliff Goes Over 700 at 97lbs!!

Shana Ratcliff did an amazing job at the Womens Pro/Am crossing a new frontier in the women's lightest category... 97 lbs! In doing so she broke her own mark in the squat with a monster 275 lb squat (at 97 and raw thats monster)! She came close to records on the other two as well ending with a 735 total breaking the 672 held by Kim Tran.

Understanding the judges

At a power contest in Erie, an older lifter who was no longer able to walk completely erect, repeatedly got turned down for not getting his shoulders back and not locking out his deadlifts. There were also young lifters with seeming ly no posture problems deadlifting in the same manner as the older lifter. Though their backs were straighter, they were still leaning forward, but their lifts were passed again and again. If adjustments can be made for young lifters lifting big weights; why is it so hard to make adjustments for older lifters with posture problems?

Brian Schwab Back On The Platform

Went 722-429-584 for 1735 @ 160 BW at the APF Single Ply Nationals at the Europa
to win Best Open Lifter for the first time competing single ply in about 15 years.
Thanks to everyone who came out to help and support me!

Tee Cummins 782 Squat!

Tee goes 3/3 on Squat today!!!
1st Attempt - 700
2nd Attempt - 755
3rd Attempt - 782!!!!
782 Squat (242) at APA Raw Nationals.
He also made a 435 bench press... Final total was 1922!.

Jeremy All-Time Raw Record Bench @ 275 Pound class weighed in 246.4 @672 on 2nd attempt

Jeremy just hit 672.4 at 246 for a new all-time bench WR at 275 at the APA meet in FL. He missed 701 on his final lift.
He finally got it though.
He owns 242 and 275 now!

Shawn Bellon Squat Training

Lots of Squats with Shawn Bellon,

IPL World Champion