Joy Nnamani deadlifts 200kg @ <57kg for a new open world record

September 18, 2017

Six days after we posted about Joy Nnamani deadlifting 197.5kg in training, Joy went on to pull 200kg to smash her own 57kg open world record of 190.5kg by 9.5 kilos at the Commonwealth Championships in Potchefstroom, South Africa. Here’s footage of the lift: 🔥 J O Y | N N A M A N I 🔥 57s |➡ 200KG⬅ | DEADLIFT . OPEN 🌎W O R L D 🌎…


Dana Linn Bailey competes USAPL, totals 392.5kg

September 12, 2017

Dana Linn Bailey, world renowned women’s physique competitor, holder of an IFBB pro card, and gym owner, has entered the Powerlifting scene having just competed for the first time in a USAPL competition. Posting on her Instagram, Dana showed her relatively conservative third attempts; a 140kg squat, a 95kg bench, and a 157.5kg deadlift: 3rd attempts: 🏋🏽‍♀️Squat- 309/140 🏋🏽‍♀️Bench- 209/95 🏋🏽‍♀️Dead- 347/157.5 And a new PR for me…No peepee on the…


Joy Nnamani deadlifts 197.5kg and squats 150kg x3 @ 52kg

September 8, 2017

Earlier this year Joy Nnamani (GBR) shocked us at the 2017 IPF World Classic Championships, displaying immense strength gains she’d made, which led her to take the silver medal overall in the 52kg class, only just being beaten by Marisa Inda (USA). Prior to that, Joy was the underdog nominated fourth, considered a deadlift specialist but 30-40kg behind top 52kg ladies in the nominations: Marisa Inda (USA), Liz Craven (AUS) and…


Russel Orhii totals 792.5kg @ 83kg, 21.5kg below the world record

August 30, 2017

Seven or so weeks out from the 2017 USAPL Raw Nationals, Russel “Russwole” Orhii (USA) just totaled 792.5kg, comprising of a 297.5kg squat, 182.5kg bench and 312.5kg deadlift. This is only 21.5kg off Brett Gibbs‘ (NZL) total world record of 814kg in the 83kg class, which he set at the 2017 Pacific Invitational competition earlier this year. Here’s Russel’s full YouTube video of the meet from his channel: Russ executed…


Brett Gibbs benches 220kg/ 485lbs in training

August 28, 2017

Brett Gibbs (NZL) just benched 220kg/ 485lbs in training. Using kilo plates, this is a huge five plates milestone which very few lifters, let alone an IPF 83kg competitor, have ever hit: 5 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪. 220kg/485lb. #TeamBG @skwotbinchdidlift Handout cred – @sammlifts A post shared by Brett Gibbs (@bg_waiweight) on Aug 28, 2017 at 1:36am PDT This is 11.5kg above Brett’s own official 83kg world record from the 2017 IPF World Classic Championships…


Dennis Cornelius squats 400kg in training

August 10, 2017

Yup, current 120kg class world record holder in the squat, Dennis Cornelius (USA), just squatted 400kg in training: 880 lbs/400kg raw squat. #sbdapparel #tulsa #rawnationals2017 #garagegym #RedNeckStrong #redneck #powerlifting A post shared by Dennis Cornelius (@denniscornelius500) on Aug 6, 2017 at 4:54pm PDT This is 14kg above his current world record of 386kg, which he hit at the World Classic Championships in June this year to beat fellow USA lifter, Anthony…


2017 British Women’s Classic Championships Results

August 4, 2017

The British Women’s Classic Championships took place last weekend with some exciting turnouts. The results of which will largely determine international selection this year and next, including for the 2018 World Classic Championships. We’re taking a look at each weight class and what went down. 47kg Rebecca Heath has won the British Championships three years running, and has been competing internationally for Team GB consistently, so coming into the event she was…


Russel Orhii squats 292.5kg a few weeks out from his next meet

August 1, 2017

Just under four weeks out from his next meet, and about 11 weeks out from USAPL Raw Nationals 2017, 83kg lifter Russel “Russwole” Orhii just squatted 292.5kg at RPE 8: 645lbs/292.5kg feeling solid at a RPE of 8ish. I always found it weird how people try to preach balance. You have to shift your priorities if you want to be great at what you do. Sacrifices are necessary if you want…


Yangsu Ren Deadlifts 332.5kg for an unofficial world record @ 83kg

July 17, 2017

A couple of weeks ago we posted an article about Yangsu “Yu-Yu” Ren deadlifting a huge 337.5kg unofficial 83kg world record in the gym in the lead up to the USAPL California State Games. Now he just posted a 332.5kg pull at the meet, unofficially beating the world record by 7.5kg, held by Robert Mihaylov (BUL), from the M1 83kg division at the IPF World Classic Championships this year. Yangsu went…


Layne Norton Comeback: Competes for the first time since 2015 after injuries

July 10, 2017

Layne Norton (USA) is a Bodybuilder, scientist, coach and Powerlifter in the 93kg class, famous for his research and knowledge of nutrition in particular. His most notable achievements are: Previously holding the 93kg open world record squat (303kg), set at the 2015 IPF World Classic Championships. Taking home the silver medal in the 93kg division at the World Championships that year. Winning the 93kg division at the 2014 & 2015…