You've heard of Westside Barbell and the Metal Militia coalition. How about Big Iron Gym? Big Iron Gym is located in Omaha, Nebraska. It's home to female powerlifter extraordinaire, Becca Swanson and young powerlifter Nick Hatch. It's also home to about 50 other lifters and coach Rick Hussey. Check out the discussion about the gym over at the APF Outlaws board.
Josh Bryant won the Atlantis Strongest Man In America contest held in Leicester, Massachusetts on Sunday November 6. His total of 2,165 pounds was enough to beat out Vinny Dizenzo, who registered a 1,965 pound total.
The competition was less like a traditional strongman contest and more like a powerlifting competition.
Powerlifting circles are abuzz today with the deadlifting performance of Benni Magnusson at yesterdays WPO Semi Final event in Finland. Magnusson pulled a new world record 970 pounds on his second pull. In doing so he has, at least temporarily, unseated uber deadlifter Andy Bolton.
Check out Finish Power for the Lightweight and Heavyweight powerlifting results from the WPO Semi Finals in Finland.
The Lightweight division was taken by phenom Oleksandr Kutcher with a 2167 pound total. That eclipsed second place lifter, Vasilsiy Tzvetkov, by over 440 pounds.
The Middleweight's was won by Juha Someroja totaling 2227 pounds. Shawn Frankl finished at 2205 pounds for a strong second place finish.
The results are in for the WPO Bench Bash in Finland.
Natalia Frolova took the women's division with a 209 pound bench.
For the men, Vladimir Chadkov won the Lightweights benching 584. Vitaliy Ponomarenko took home the Heavyweight crown with a 783 bench. Superheavyweights Vladimir Kravtsov and Kari Kalliola wound up tied with 761 benches but Kravtsov won on the tie breaker.
Light thread over at Nazareth Barbell asking members what their day jobs are.
It seems to me that most powerlifters don't have strenuous manual labor type jobs. It just makes it so hard to do the work in the weight room after pounding it all day long. Those that do have a lot of will and endurance.
Kara over at Fortified Iron posts some great pics from Bench Bash 4. In them, Ryan Kennelly, Mike Wolfe, Shawn Lattimer and Clay Brandenburg, some of the biggest benchers on the planet, are seen hamming it up for the camera.
why would I do 390 or 400 once again, when I have already done it? I want the world record.
Blankspace, a member over at the Bolex forum is suffering from a plateaued deadlift and asks how he can break though the plateau and start increasing the weights. The answers given provide some good information for anyone looking to increase their deadlift.
A thread over at the APF Outlaws forum discusses the chances of Andy Bolton out totaling Gary Frank. Powerlifting legend, Frank's already has the individual numbers to put together a 2850 total. Billy Mimnaugh and others think Andy has an outside shot at 2825 in him. The knock on Bolton continues to be his bench press. Others think Jeff Lewis will be the one to break 2800.
A member over at Power and Bulk relates the troubles he's having falling asleep after lifting. Some theories for why are cns overtraining, lack of gpp and depression. Some solutions are back off the workouts, take ZMA or ibuprofen before bedtime, eat plenty of carbs before sleeping and workout earlier in the day.