Taylor Atwood now holds the All Time Open Mens World Record squat at 165 with 623 pounds! He amassed a total of 1,742 for new all time raw record as well. His other lifts were very impressive as well, he has no weaknesses! 429 bench press and a 688 deadlift to give him this total is just amazing!
One of the best female lifters in the world; Kristy who has held many all time world records in the 165 lb class, posted her recent deadlift session with a peak weight of 507 for 8 reps! Her routine consisted of 215kg/473lb x8, 230kg x8 from blocks and 200kg x8 from a deficit.
In a powerlifting world of raw and raw w/ wraps ... Here is Blaine Sumner the dominant singleply SHW lifter with what he playfully calls a raw w/ shirt bench press! I guess he has point there when you think about! He is preparing for the upcoming IPF worlds:
One of the best powerlifters in the world pound for pound Richard Hawthorne has set his sights on a 700 lb pull at 132! The greatest pull at this bodyweight is 683 by the legendary Lamar Gant. Richard is second behind him with 639. Although I do believe there has been a 661 done in past Russian competitions but finding such records is very difficult. Never the less, Richard is now on the "Road to 700"., if he is able to achieve this feat it will most definitely be among the greatest lifts ever done! We wait and see.. Here is footage of him pulling 590 for 3 raw!
We have heard of the trials of CC lately but its great to see her back at what she does best! What will we see of CC next? Marianna has set the bar high in the Wilks race and Stef Cohen isn't far behind. Here's CC nailing a 555 for a triple in the squat!