2017 Phillip Brewer bench press 435 for 5 @ 179 lbs in preparation for Animal Cage at the Arnold

On Monday February 20, 2017 Phillip Brewer "UnrealPhil"
weighing in at 179 benched a TNG 435 for 5 reps on the bench press in preparation for the Animal Cage
at the Arnold Classic at Columbus, Ohio March 3, 2017.

USPA Battle of the Bay 3

From Richard Ficca- We are excited to announce that we have two pre-sale opportunities for those in attendance for Battle of the Bay 3 so please share this post with your family and friends.
Attendance for spectators will be $10 per day, however we are offering a 3 day pass for $25 at the venue the 1st day of the meet or a $15 pass for Saturday/Sunday, (both of which are a $5 savings). If a person buys a 3 day pass in advance using the following link, they will be given a lanyard instead of a wristband and the fee will be $20 for the three day pass, a savings of 33%. Please click here to purchase and remember to message me the name of who it's for and what email sent the PayPal:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…

New Book is out!! "The Saga of the Tijuana Barbell Club"

Riding the momentum of the Amazon bestselling Jailhouse Strong series, Josh Bryant and Adam benShea return to share a unique story about mentorship, legacy, and tradition. Told from the authors’ point of view, the reader is introduced to the world of the fabled Tijuana Barbell Club, its unforgettable characters, and its distinctive method of muscle building. A collection of groundbreaking strength training methods are woven inside of a personal narrative about the golden age of physical culture at the Tijuana Barbell Club in Old Mexico.
During their pursuit of high school athletic glory, the authors trained at a local gym. While working out, they meet a mysterious old lifter with a rich story to share and a legacy to be passed along. Through an ongoing dialogue, the stranger becomes a mentor and tells them about the training system utilized by the legendary group of bouncers and strongmen of the Tijuana Barbell Club.

2016 Forum/Social Media Of The Year Nominations

So far we have Ray Williams and Rheta West as lifters of the year. Now we have Woodlands Strength and Conditioning as Gym of the year (They have over 40 active powerlifters in that gym)! It is time for Forum/Social Media of the year... Nominate your favorite Social Media Powerlifting News site (Facebook groups included) Or old school forums... Here is the list of past winners:
2012: Bodybuilding.com
2013: Elitefts.net
2014: Elitefts.net
2015: Elitefts.net
2016:

As you can see Elitefts.net has dominated the last 3 yrs. Will they be dethroned this time? Nominate here or via email. You may also post on my Facebook Page.

Anderson Powerlifting Athlete Rae-Ann Coughenour-Miller benches 505 in single ply

This past weekend at The Iron Asylum meet at Hercules gym in Syracuse Rae-Ann joined a very exclusive club. Mrs. Miller hit her opening attempt at 505lbs becoming only the 4th woman to do so in a single ply shirt. She then moved on to 520lbs to break the unofficial single ply record of 518lbs. She was unsuccessful at each attempt. Rae-Ann would like to thank everyone at Andersonpowerlifting.com, Absolute Performance and The Azzylum for all the support.

Ryan Clark smokes 826 raw squat in masters 40-44

Ryan Clark of Evansville Iron/Pit barbell opened and smoked a 766 opening squat in the masters 40-44 division at the RPS mafia mayhem meet in Louisville,Ky on 2/18. He then PR'd with a big 826 then missing barely 859 which would be the all-time masters world record. Big congratulations to Ryan!

USPA Bend the Bar Meet- CONGRATULATIONS to Zack Ruhl, Cailer Woolam and James Strickland!!!

From Michael Soong "All Time Historical Powerlifting World Records/Rankings" Statistician:
CONGRATULATIONS to everyone on making the "All Time Top-20 Rankings!!!!!" Check out your actual listing below!

IPA Buckeye Bash Powerlifting- CONGRATULATIONS to Zach Homol & Jake Norman!!!

From Michael Soong "All Time Historical Powerlifting World Records/Rankings" Statistician: CONGRATULATIONS on making the "All Time Top-20 Rankings!!!!!" Check out your actual listing below!

WABDL Welker Engineering World BP & DL Championships

From Michael Soong "All Time Historical Powerlifting World Records/Rankings" Statistician: CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who made the "All Time Top-20 Rankings!!!!!" Check out your actual listing below!

2017 CETC US Open- Heavyweight men's day 198+

Please contact Gracie V if interested in lifting in the Heavyweight men's day 198+ at the 2017 CETC US Open April 15th in Del Mar, CA
Include video, total, weight class and current ranking.

theottawastrong@gmail.com

5 Bar Showdown - BIG PRIZE MONEY

https://www.facebook.com/events/331765147217987/
5 Bar Showdown
 
JulY 8-9, 2017 - Norcross, GA
 
 Prize Money for:
   - Weightlifting
   - Powerlifting
   - Superman/Superwoman
 

The 5 Bar Showdown is dual-sanctioned by USA Weightlifting and USA Powerlifting. There will be prize money given out for Weightlifting, Powerlifting & Superman/Superwoman (combined weightlifting & powerlifting).

Cailer Woolam Epic 881 at 194 Pounds!!!!

Cailer has been shown in training recently pulling ungodly amounts aof weight ranging from 900 up to a 1000 pound "tire" deadlift.. He's been training at around 207 to 210 and made the decision to drop to 198 and attempt to pull as close to 900 as possible! Competing in the USPA at Corpus Christi Contender Crossfit, Cailer made an astonishing grinder of 881 pounds! It was a close call, but received the approval of the judges and cost him a slight injury to his hamstring as well. If you are gonna pull a weight that might kill ya, do it with 881!

Rob Hall, 2210 Raw Total (No Wraps) at 302 BW with Commentary

Rob Hall's 1002.5 kg total at 308 with Josh Bryant on commentary!

Meet was held in Corpus Christi Tx at the Contender Crossfit Gym on Holly Road.

IPF Reykjavik International Games- CONGRATULATIONS to Joy Nnamani & Jennifer Thompson!!!

From Michael Soong "All Time Historical Powerlifting World Records/Rankings" Statistician: CONGRATULATIONS to BOTH of you on making the "RAW All Time Top-20 Rankings!!!!!" Check out your actual listing below!

Mike (“Iron Mike”) Scott ~Born Feb 26, 1941 ~Died Feb 8, 2017

“Iron Mike” as he was known, owned and managed The Power Pit in Pearl City, Hawaii from 1977 to 1995. I met Mike in February of 1977. He was my friend for 40 years. He was an Olympic Lifter, Bodybuilder, and Powerlifter. Mike and Gary Watanabe were the co-owners of the Power Pit. Read more about Iron Mike