FULL ARNOLD VIDEO & WRITE-UP...... WHAT'S NEXT?: Blaine Sumner

Create: 03/11/2017 - 12:11
• I've been wanting to write a full length wrap up of my experience at the arnold but wanted to wait until I had my full meet video. So here we go! • Going into this meet I truly had low expectations. My only goal was to win the prize money and go for some big numbers if I felt like it was there. If you followed my training, you knew this was a very sub-optimal training cycle. After winning Worlds in November, I took about 8 weeks from touching a weight. I needed to let some things heal in my hips and back. That gave me about 6 weeks to try and get ready for the Arnold. Between buying a house and some things going bad at work (oilfield), 2 of those weeks got completely derailed and training didn't happen. By the time the meet rolled around, I had performed 3 squat sessions..... 4 bench press sessions..... and 2 deadlift sessions....... in 14 weeks. And somehow I had a great meet. This really blew me away. And opened my eyes to what my body really needs. I have always trained pushing the complete limit of recovery and effort. And felt that if I wasn't squatting 1,050 lbs every week, I would completely lose my mojo. It is probably more of a mental disorder than anything, but if I wasn't hitting heavy weekly competition lifts, I have always felt out of touch. I've hit more training lifts in a month during the majority of my powerlifting career than I did in the last 14 weeks combined. There is something about recovery and insanity, but I have yet to figure it out and will probably return to crazy training soon. It's the only way I know.

Nominations for 2016 Coach of the Year!

Create: 03/10/2017 - 14:49
We are starting a new division in our yearly best of... With all the new online coaching and powerlifting exclusive training methods and methodologies it is time to see just who everyone thinks is the best! Nominate here ONLY.. that way I don't have to search so many different areas.. Nominate your favorite powerlifting coach for 2016! There are no limits on this one either. This is our final 2016 poll. You have until 3/17/17 to nominate!!!

Attention Single Ply Lifters!

Create: 03/10/2017 - 11:41
Dear Single Ply Community and Europa Competitors, Inzer, the USPA and GBTC are again hosting the 2017 INZER EUROPA. We are so excited by the fact that we have 110 entries in hand for 90 spots (plus a waiting list of 19 more) but saddened that only 9 of them are Single Ply. I have previously committed $500 to best lifter for male and female single-ply best lifter ($250 each). I have decided that we will run dual platforms on Saturday and/or Sunday, allowing us to focus on Single-Ply Saturday. If the Single Ply community shows up and gets us at least 30 single ply lifters (21 more than we have now-OR-the current lifters signed up switch over from Raw or Raw Classic and try single ply, I will go $500 each for 1st place, $250 second and $100 for 3rd place.

Eva Dunbar--Back on top of the 148 World!

Create: 03/08/2017 - 14:17
On Saturday, in a dogfight-like fashion, Eva Dunbar competed in the XPC Finals, at the Arnold Sports Festival edging out international elite's Jeannine Whittaker and Crystal Tate for the overall best lifter award and in the process regained the All-Time World Record in the 148lb (67kg) class. Eva finished with a 475lb squat, 285lb bench, and an insane 515lb deadlift! Eva trains out of Hercules Gym in Syracuse, NY, but has plenty of people to thank out of United Performance in Moncton, New Brunswick CAD for their help and support during this prep. Her next performance is just a few short weeks away at Laura Phelp's Women's Pro/Am in Cincinnati, OH on April 23rd. Stay tuned!

Battle of the Bay 3- Gorilla Bench wins team award!

Create: 03/05/2017 - 21:04
By Alfred Villoch‎- Gorilla Bench won the best team award at Battle of the Bay 3 with an average Wilks of over 480. Team Goggins Force from Atlanta came out in full force, out of no where, and gave GBTC a run for the money. But GBTC was able to pull it out. Below a pic with some of the fam and the Gorilla trophy.

JEFF MAGRUDER – BORN: ~SEPTEMBER 5, 1953 IN MINECHE, GERMANY – DIED ~FEBRUARY 24, 2017 IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Create: 03/02/2017 - 00:53
From WABDL.org I have been in the sport for 45 years and I feel Jeff Magruder was the greatest bencher of all time. At 240 lbs., Jeff did a 640 raw bench. At 220 lbs, he did a 560 raw bench press. Jeff did a 661 lb. raw bench in the gym weighing 246 lbs. He benched 515 raw at 198. He did 52 reps with 315 raw. Jeff’s more memorable meets occurred in Russia, Slovakia, and Italy in the APF where he won world championships. He totaled 2133 at the Hawaii record breakers with 639 bench press, 777 squat, and 717 deadlift. He won the Hawaii record breaker twice and also won a Venice Beach bench press extravaganza with a 595 lb. bench. The event was M.C.’d by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Jeff set 23 world records in the bench in his career.

BEYOND THE GAME: HIGH SCHOOL WEIGHTLIFTING PROGRAM TRANSFORMS SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS

Create: 02/28/2017 - 20:47
We have many outstanding lifters in the WABDL, but our federation is also full of outstanding individuals. Eddie Morgan is both. He is a World Champion lifter, but more importantly he is an outstanding human being. TRUMANN, Ark. (KATV) — In a small northeast Arkansas town like Trumann, it can be especially difficult to raise kids with special needs. One unassuming teacher is working hard to change that. Eddie Morgan, a special education teacher and bus driver, spends his afternoons teaching kids to lift weights. What may sound like a simple extracurricular activity has made an immense impact on his students with special needs.

SPEED IS KING! THE STRONGER YOU ARE THE FASTER YOU WILL BE

Create: 02/28/2017 - 20:28
ISSA, the worldwide leader in fitness certification, brings you two of the best minds in the world of strength and conditioning. Both Dr. Fred Hatfield (co-founder of ISSA) and Josh Bryant M.S. are world renowned lifters, authors, and trainers. They have teamed up with ISSA to bring you a series of FREE seminars at spots throughout the country. Everything from training theory and how to correctly periodize your training, to lift variations and how to arrange individual workouts will be covered. Josh and Fred are both well-versed in the scientific theory of training, yet they have also been “in the trenches”, so to speak, training themselves and hundreds of other elite caliber athletes of all sports. Register here.... WHEN Saturday, March 4, 2017 1pm - 5pm WHERE Houston, Texas Texas Elite Barbell

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