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A champion bodybuilder has to have the prerequisite dedicated nutrition to match.  On May 15, 2022, reigning three-time Classic Physique Olympia Champion (2019-2021), Chris Bumstead, posted a video to his YouTube channel outlining an entire day’s worth of eating. The 5,000-calorie-plus diet is part of Bumstead’s ongoing off-season as he prepares for the 2022 Mr.
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France is famous for delicious wine, exquisite fine art and museums, and, of course — prolific powerlifters. On May 14-16 at the 2022 Fédération Française de Force (FFForce) Nationals, Samantha Eugenie (63KG) showed she could join the esteemed company of her fellow countrywomen Prescillia Bavoil and Tiffany Chapon. During the meet, Eugenie captured four separate
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The Silver Dollar deadlift yet again has a new top dog. On May 1, 2022, Ben Thompson pulled a 557.2-kilogram (1,272.5-pound) Silver Dollar deadlift during the 2022 World Deadlift Council (WDC) World Silver Dollar Championships in Paisley, Scotland. Thompson’s figure was enough to notch the overall victory and the new all-time Silver Dollar deadlift world
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Powerlifter Jessica Buettner might be one of the sport’s current household names. She again showed why during a commanding performance at the 2022 Canadian Powerlifting Union (CPU) Nationals.  On May 13, 2022, Buettner — who competes in the 76-kilogram weight class — broke four raw Canadian National records with a 217.5-kilogram (479.5-pound) squat, a 107.5-kilogram
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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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When it comes to lifting incredible amounts of weight, Shahram Saki should get comfortable in the spotlight. The Iranian powerlifter’s latest mark might be his most outstanding strength achievement yet. On May 12, 2022, Saki shared footage of himself squatting 510 kilograms (1,124.36 pounds) during a training session. While unofficial because it occurred outside of
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Squatting 400-plus-kilograms isn’t new territory for Phillip Herndon. But two months out from his next competition, on May 9, 2022, the powerlifter posted a 410-kilogram (904-pound) squat in training, punctuating strength gains that very well could trend toward a new world record. For context, Herndon already owns the all-time heaviest squat of 435 kilograms (959
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On May 5, 2022, the World’s Strongest Man (WSM) organization announced over their Instagram that Iranian strongman Peiman Maheripourehir will unfortunately not partake in the 2022 WSM on May 24-29, 2022, in Sacramento, California. Following the news of Maheripourehir’s withdrawal, Manuel Angulo was revealed as his replacement, rounding out the 30-person lineup. Maheripourehir was last
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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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