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Famous primarily for crushing that guy's skull in Game of Thrones, current World's Strongest Man title holder Hafthor Julius 'Thor' Bjornsson, AKA the Mountain, will be competing a in full powerlifting meet for the first time on December 15. Bjornsson announced the Thor's Powerlifting Challenge, which will take place in conjunction with the Iceland Open Expo in Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík, Iceland, via his official Facebook and Instagram pages on Thursday. Accompanying the post is a training video showcasing his trademark intensity, and the minor detail of a 440kg squat. The Mountain's intense training View this post on Instagram WRPF Iceland is...

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If you want to see something that shouldn't be possible every time you go online, follow Larry Wheels on instagram. The 23 year old powerlifting prodigy's latest feat is a 900lb/408kg squat at around 121kg body weight. The squat is a 50lb/23kg PR for Larry. What's more he did it just 2 weeks out from his next bodybuilding show – at a time when most athletes are at their weakest due to the extreme weight cuts needed for the stage. The 900lb squat View this post on Instagram 900lb SQUAT PR IN SLEEVES TREMENDOUS PR FOR ME (50lb PR). And...

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Walking around the average gym it's sometimes hard not to be that guy – the one offering unsolicited training advice to anyone who'll listen. Unless someone's about to kill or land themselves in a wheelchair it's usually best policy to leave them to it. So when I feel the urge to step in I remind myself that everyone was a beginner at some point, and that a few short years ago I was making the same mistakes. Here's 3 most of us made so you don't have to. 1. Ego lifting Gyms can be humbling places. Walking in as a 21...

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Latvian-Russian Konstantin Konstantinovs, one of powerlifting's all time greats, died on Monday aged just 40 years old, shaking the strength training world. News of his death was broken by his friend and fellow powerlifting great Kirill Sarychev on Instagram with the simple words 'Rest in peace, my friend'. A cause of death has not yet been confirmed. Konstantinovs was widely considered one of the best deadlifters in the world, and held multiple still unbroken world records at the time of his death, including a raw drug tested deadlift of 411kg in the 125kg weight class, a 1005kg raw total in the...

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World Para Powerlifting has launced a new campaign to boost gender equality in powerlifting at the Tokyo 2020 paralympics. The 'She Can Lift' program aims to attract more female lifters to the sport, and boost the number of female coaches and officials at the games. As a result there will be an equal number of qualification slots for men and women's powerlifting at Tokyo 2020. "By providing these opportunities for women, they will feel empowered and inspired,” said World Para Powerlifting level two official and course educator Jenny Ortiz Cardenas. "These coaches and technical officials will create a more open...

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