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

November 7, 2017

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

November 5, 2017

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

November 3, 2017

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

October 29, 2017

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

October 28, 2017

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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2017 Men’s British Classic Championship Results

October 26, 2017

At the weekend just gone, the IPF’s UK sub-division, British Powerlifting, had their open men’s national championship go down. The men’s lifting was done separately to the 2017 Women’s British Classic, who lifted earlier this year, for reasons relating to the international selection process. This competition of course has serious implications for Team GB’s international team for the World’s next year, as well as other international competitions too, such as the European’s. Here’s…

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2017 Powerlifting Australia Raw Nationals Results Part 1: Men’s 93kg – 120kg+, Women’s 72kg – 84kg+

October 24, 2017

Continuing on from our previous post on the Powerlifting Australia Raw Nationals, which covered the results of the men’s 59kg – 83kg weight classes and the women’s 47kg – 63kg, this post will cover the rest, discussing the excitement that went down. Men’s 93kg In both 2015 and 2016, William Phillips placed 2nd in the men’s 93kg division next to Jason Clarke and Colin Webb respectively. With last years’ winner…

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2017 Powerlifting Australia Raw Nationals Results Part 1: Men’s 59kg – 83kg, Women’s 47kg – 63kg

October 19, 2017

While the madness of the 2017 USAPL Raw Nationals went down across last week, the 2017 Powerlifting Australia Raw Nationals occurred at the weekend too. Meanwhile, controversial discussions on the Robert Wilks (Powerlifting Australia President) vs. IPF situation continued online. For those unaware, the IPF issued a motion “to exclude the Oceania Powerlifting Federation (OPF), Powerlifting Australia (PA) and Mr. Robert Wilks (being the President of the former and CEO…

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2017 USAPL Raw Nationals Day 6 Results: Men’s 120kg & 120kg+

October 17, 2017

The final day of the 2017 USAPL Raw Nationals went out with the men’s 120kg and 120kg+ classes, of which we saw two of the IPF’s biggest titans, Dennis Cornelius and Ray Williams, attempt some massive lifts.  Men’s 120kg The top picks were: Dennis Cornelius: The best 120kg lifter of our time, Dennis is has placed in the top three overall men’s rankings at the IPF World’s in the last…

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2017 USAPL Raw Nationals Day 5 Results: Women’s 84kg, 84kg+ & Men’s 105kg

October 16, 2017

The penultimate day of the USAPL Raw Nationals was another very exciting one. We saw the men’s 105kg class lift, of which Bryce Lewis and Garrett Blevins competed in the famed “Battle of the 105’s” at World’s this year – arguably the most competitive weight class, with Krzysztof Wierzbicki coming out on top. We also saw the women’s 84kg lift, where reigning USAPL and world junior champ Daniella Melo would…

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