Omolayo, Huseynov shock victors at 2015 IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships

Azerbaijan's Elshan Huseynov and Nigeria's Bose Omolayo headlined the 2015 IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships on Wednesday (29 July), breaking world records to beat reigning world champions to gold in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Huseynov was in great form in the men's up to 107kg, stylishly clearing three lifts to win his country's first medal of the competition. His 242kg new world mark adds 2kg to the previous world record of Greek world champion Pavlos Mamalos.

Judging Requirements By Jason Manenkoff

Recently, there has been an uproar on the judging standards in some federations. To federation's credit however, they have now been turning the tides and enforcing the rules and even retracting lifts. Only they have that power to do that. Here is an article written a few weeks back by newly appointed USPA judge Jason Manenkoff that sparked some interest by the lifting community and was featured on Powerlifter Today.

Judging Requirements
Putting the History of Powerlifting in the Hands of Unqualified Individuals
Featured in “Powerlifter Today” June 2015

World's strongest Paralympian edges closer to 300kg goal with new world record at IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships

The world's strongest Paralympian, Iran's Siamand Rahman, showed his strength and prowess once again on Thursday (30 July), lifting 295kg to take gold in the men's over 107kg world record at the 2015 IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

World and Paralympic champion Rahman has now broken his own world record eight times in the space of 15 months, including three times each at the World Championships in April 2014 and October's Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games.

USAPL Raw Nationals (October 15-18 * Scranton, PA) / 2016 IPF Raw World Championships (June 2016 - Killeen, TX)

If you wish to qualify for the 2016 IPF Raw World Championships in Killeen, TX, you MUST compete at the 2015 USAPL Raw Nationals in Scranton, PA October 15-18.

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Bench Nationals Entry Deadline Today

As a reminder today is the entry deadline to the 2015 USAPL Bench Press Nationals..

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1,267 @ 133.1 Joe Morrow

1,267.2 lbs total @ 133.1 lbs BWT. Still much work to do for bench press, but proud of the core work I put in. Will use belt in next meet.
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Training W/ Adrian Larsen

August 1st Saturday at Dragon Fitness in Vancouver, Washington
Start time 10 am. Cost $40. Adrian Larsen will go over programming, do's and dont's of training, technique cues and much much more. Check it out

Enter The Cage Chapter II (2015)

Some of the greatest feats of strength can be found in The Cage at the Arnold Fit Expo under the Animal banner. In this episode, you will witness some of it from the likes of Sam Byrd, Tom Kallas, Ibn Mahama, Grant Higa, and more.

China add two world records at 2015 IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships

Chinese powerlifters Jixiong Ye and Yujiao Tan set China's second and third world records of the 2015 IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Tuesday (28 July), completing a masterful display in their respective events.

Ye (226kg) cleared all three lifts on his way to gold in the men's up to 88kg, before setting the 230kg record in the fourth round. The 22-year-old added 0.5kg onto the previous world mark of Iranian silver medallist Seyedhamed Solhipourvanji (220kg).

Brett Gibbs Wins IPF Worlds

After drug test results have come back Jose Castillo has now failed for a second time and faces an 8 yr to life time ban. As a result Brett Gibbs takes the Gold medal for 2015.

"I have just officially heard that the person standing in gold medal position, the person to deny my first open world championship (Jose Castillo) has failed his drug test (for the 2nd time) for a drug called Stanazolol (or something).

Flat Bench & Dumbbell Bench Heavy Volume Training

This last week of training was the start of my 12 week training cycle for MetroFlex LBC USPA Meet in October & The last week of me doing any type of bench Dumbbell work just to cut down chance of injury so I went out with a bang 200 lbs Dumbbells

Over 800 Expected at GPC Worlds!

Calling all USA Lifters, we need to unite! How many of you would like to compete in a true World Championship with close to 40 countries competing??? The GPC World Championships are being held in Las Vegas Sept 12th thru Sept 19th....
contact Jesse Rodgers at 423-255-3672 to enter!!!

Meghan K Pellatt New USAPL AR Records

Reported on World Powerlifting Now

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Reported by Manny Prieto: USAPL/IPF lifter Meghan K Pellatt has had her share of accomplishments in the 63 kg weight class, coming in second only to Jennifer Thompson at this year's Arnold Sports Festival as well as the past two Raw Nationals, and even a Silver Medal in the Deadlift at the 2014 IPF Classic Worlds. But this past weekend at the USAPL Rocky Mountain State Games in Colorado,

Big Al Davis, 495 x 8 Reps Raw Bench Press

In a recent training session Big Al Davis

hit a 495 for 8 Reps Raw Bench Press!

Iraq's Mohsin breaks world record at 2015 IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships

Iraqi Beijing 2008 silver medallist Rasool Mohsin headlined the second day of competition at the 2015 IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships on Monday (27 July), breaking the men's up to 72kg world record twice in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Mohsin eased into competition at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace with a 212kg first lift, before adding 2kg to the world best in the second round with 222kg. Buoyed by his form, the 27-year-old then secured victory with a 225kg third attempt.