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After an approximate one-year absence, Nicolaas du Preez returned to competitive powerlifting, and it’s like he never left. On May 14, 2022, the powerlifter set a new competition PR total of 1037.5 kilograms (2287.3 pounds) during the 2022 Rhino Powerlifting Club (RPC) Elite Raw in Praetoria, South Africa. du Preez’s final top total consisted of
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Agata Sitko is only 19-years-old, but she’s already one of the bigger upcoming names in powerlifting. On May 3-8, 2022, the Polish athlete verified that status with a memorable performance during the 2022 European Powerlifting Federation (EPF) European Open, Junior & Sub-Juniors Equipped Powerlifting Championships. First, Sitko — who competed in the 84-kilogram weight class
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Chest training is a highlight in most lifters’ routines. It’s either the day they get to throw around big weight on the bench or the day they get an excellent pump with immediate (however temporary) results. Exercise choice can dramatically influence overall results, especially when it comes to training the chest. Between myths about “targeting”
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A professional strength sports athlete deadlifting 600-plus pounds will almost always be noteworthy. When that person’s a teenager who still has to get their parent/guardian’s signature on school permission slips, the entire community will be on notice. On April 25, 2022, 15-year-old Morgan Nicholls recorded a video of himself crushing a 274.3-kilogram deadlift (605-pound) during
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Roughly two weeks after a training session full of unofficial International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) world records, powerlifter Tiffany Chapon continues to up the ante. On April 17, 2022, the French athlete exceeded a total raw world of 435 kilograms (959 pounds). In addition, Chapon locked out a 100-kilogram bench press — which eclipses Hanna Rantala’s
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Larry “Wheels” Williams is no stranger to the strength sports sphere. A bodybuilder, powerlifter, strongman, and popular YouTuber (roughly 2.25 million subscribers), Wheels is one of the more recognizable names in a community of elite athletes. On April 3, 2022, Wheels made waves with his strength when he achieved a one-rep, 661-pound paused bench press
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The 2022 CrossFit Individual Quarterfinals wrapped up on March 27, 2022. With all final results now counted, defending Korean National CrossFit Champion, Seungyeon Choi, has logged quite an eye-opening performance. One of the sport’s brighter international competitors, Choi finished in 45th place worldwide and in first place in the Asia region. It’s her prowess during
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