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Amanda Lawrence has been making 2018 her record-breaking year and is planning to take that mindset into 2019. In the past three months, Lawrence has hit some significant milestones in her career and has set new records for her weight group. That started in October when she broke two American nation-wide records during her participation in the USAPL Raw Nationals. In the second attempt squats she hit the 238.5kg mark, and in the third attempt deadlifts she was able to lift 245kg. Lawrence was able in a recent squat video that she posted on her Instagram profile to take her...

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It seems that when the Singaporean team, consisting of 5 female and 12 male contestants, entered the 2018 Asian Classic Powerlifting Championship a little over a week ago, they had their minds set on owning the competition. The seventeen competitors have collectively garnered a total of 41 gold medals, 10 silver medals, and five bronzes. The championship included 253 athletes from 18 different countries. The Singaporean team achieved more than just the medals, though. Six Asian records were broken by that team alone. Here’s a list of the team’s record-breakers for this year followed by some of the other medal...

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The International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) is to ditch the Wilks formula and replace it with a newly developed 'IPF Formula' from next year.The decision was announced in the agenda for the IPF's general assembly on November 4th. The Wilks formula is a coefficient which has long been used to compare the performance of lifters in different weight categories by doing some complicated maths involving lift numbers and body weight. If you want to know whether a 60kg lifter is more impressive than a 90kg, despite the heavier athlete lifting more total weight, Wilks is what you use. But that's all...

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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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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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