Krzysztof Wierzbicki deadlifts (395kg) and totals (905kg) unofficial world records in competition

World renowned 105kg lifter Krzysztof Wierzbicki has had a very exciting year. After making the decision to move up from the 93kg class to the 105’s, the Polish lifter kicked off 2017 with an epic performance at the European Classic Championships in March. Here he squatted 305kg, benched 195kg and deadlifted a world record 390kg for an immense 890kg world record total, beating Garrett Blevins‘ previous world record of 888.5kg…

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Isabella von Weissenberg squats 196.5kg for a new 72kg world record

At the IPF World’s earlier this year, Isabella von Weissenberg (SWE) and Ana Castellain (BRA) went head to head in a squat battle for the world record. Coming into the event, Isabella held it herself with 192.5kg from the 2017 European Championships in February. After both ladies opened with 185kg, Ana matched Isabella’s record with 192.5kg on her second, while Isabella chipped her previous record with 193kg. On the thirds,…

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2017 British Junior Classic Championships Results

Over the course of last weekend, the 2017 British Junior Championships went down with some very exciting results. This article will cover what went down in each weight class.  Men’s 59kg The men’s 59kg class was a battle between Daniel Jay, Kieran Stiles and Daniel Meston. Kieran Stiles ended up with the heaviest squat, hitting 152.5kg. Meanwhile, Daniel Meston was slightly behind with 150kg, and then Daniel Jay with 147.5kg….

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Mohamed Bouafia fails drug test, will receive four-year ban

With the IPF publishing their most recent Anti-doping Rule Violation list, a huge name in Powerlifting, Mohamed Bouafia, has been tested positive for various banned substances. Mohamed Bouafia is an Algerian 120kg lifter, who’s won his weight class at the IPF Classic World’s in 2012, 2014 and 2015, and has come second to reigning world champion, Dennis Cornelius (USA) in both 2016 and 2017. As the drug test failure comes from…

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Krzysztof Wierzbicki deadlifts 386kg in training

After a relatively quiet couple of weeks of training from top lifters, Polish lifter and reigning 105kg world champion, Krzysztof Wierzbicki just posted this huge 386kg deadlift – 4kg below his current open world record of 390kg from the 2017 European Championships. Unfortunately because his Instagram account is set to private, we can’t embed the footage, so you can either click here to view it, go on his page yourself,…

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Owen Hubbard totals 760kg @ 83kg at the Four Nations

Over the weekend British lifter Owen Hubbard put together this big PB total at the Four Nations. At the IPF World’s earlier this year, Owen competed in the 74kg class having cut down prior (see our interview with him about it from around the time). Since then, he’s moved back up to the 83kg range, and will seem to continue competing around this weight. In the lead up to this competition,…

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An interview with Mason Cabney

Mason Cabney is a US-based 74kg junior lifter who won the 74kg junior division of the 2017 IPF World’s earlier this year. Here he had a crack at a new open world record squat of 261kg but missed, and finished up his day with a junior world record deadlift of 280.5kg to seal a 668kg total. More recently, he wasn’t able to compete at the USAPL Raw Nationals, and so couldn’t…

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Daiki Kodama benches 230kg @ 74kg in training

This is another training update we’re a bit late posting about, but it just has to be talked about. Around a week ago, arguably the best raw and equipped bench presser in the world, Daiki Kodama, uploaded footage to Instagram of an insane 230kg touch n’ go bench press. Daiki is a Japanese (primarily) 74kg lifter who pretty much trains only the bench press at his own gym, K’s gym,…

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Brett Gibbs totals 832.5kg @ 86.8kg

Two weeks ago Brett Gibbs (NZL) announced he’d be competing twice in the space of two weekends, once at the New Zealand record breakers, an IPF competition, and then at a gym meet (not federation affiliated, so there will be no issues with international competition ban) at the facility where he trains. Brett of course normally competes in the 83kg class, but he interestingly decided to switch it up, not…

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Jezza Uepa squats 470kg, benches 270kg, and totals 1,070kg

Though we’re a bit late posting about this one, it has to be addressed. Last weekend, Jezza Uepa (NRU) competed at the Brisbane Open, a Powerlifting Australia competition. Here, the Nauruan 120kg+ lifter put on an immense show. After opening with 440kg on the squat, he then hit 470kg on his second. This moved at good speed out of the hole and slowed down towards the top, as is typical for…

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