At 63 Years Old, Powerlifter David Ricks Deadlifts 628

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David Ricks has been a competitive powerlifter in some fashion since February of 1981. Now at the age of 63, the 10-time International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Champion continues to push himself with his strength and training to open eyes on sanctioned lifting platforms. 

On August 23, 2022, Ricks (93KG) shared Instagram footage of himself deadlifting 284.5 kilograms (628 pounds)

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71-Year-Old John LaFlamme (93KG) Squats 198 Kilograms (436.5

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During the recent 2022 North American Powerlifting Federation (NAPF) North American Regional Powerlifting Championships, powerlifter John LaFlamme (93KG) squatted 198 kilograms (436.5 pounds) raw. The strength feat demonstrating LaFlamme’s leg power is a new Masters 4 (ages 70-plus) International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Record. The contest took place on August 14-20, 2022, in Panama.

The 71-year-old LaFlamme’s new record surpasses

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Watch Powerlifter Shahram Saki (120KG+) Squat Over 1,000

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The powerlifting sphere would do well to pay attention to Shahram Saki any time he steps into a squat rack. His latest strength feat demonstrating his leg power is one of the athlete’s best yet. 

On August 21, 2022, the Iranian athlete shared Instagram footage of himself capturing a raw 460-kilogram (1,014.3-pound) back squat during a training session to notch

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The Best Landmine Workouts for More Muscle and Better

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Perhaps you’ve seen a lifter pressing, twisting, or rowing a barbell by rotating it on end. Appropriately named, these landmine exercises produce lethally effective workouts. Landmine training is performed in settings from Division 1 college weight rooms to bodybuilding gyms to injury rehab clinics.

Muscular man in gym performing overhead barbell exercise
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The barbell is used for lever-based resistance — one end pivots

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2022 Giants Live World Tour Finals Events Revealed

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The 2022 Giants Live World Tour Finals will take place on Oct. 8, 2022, in Glasgow, Scotland. As a major contest on the strongman calendar, the respective elite athletes will show off their strength, conditioning, and power as they vie for the victory in Scotland.

On August 18, 2022, the Giants Live Organization Instagram page revealed the five events during

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Watch Daniel Ryjov Power Through a 225-Pound Bench Press for

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Daniel Ryjov has developed a reputation for displays of upper-body pressing strength. Unfortunately, while doing 150-pound dumbbell skull crushers during a May 2022 training session, Ryjov tore his right triceps tendon. 

On August 17, 2022, just four months post-injury, Ryjov performed a 225-pound (102-kilogram) bench press for 90 reps. The athlete performed softer lockouts of each rep and wore

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Jonathan Cayco (93KG) Scores a Stunning 260-Kilogram

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On Aug. 16, 2022, Jonathan Cayco posted a video on his Instagram page wherein he captured a raw back squat of 260 kilograms (573 pounds) for five reps during a training session. According to the powerlifter, who usually competes in the 93-kilogram weight class, the strength mark is his new five-rep personal record (PR)

Cayco wore a lifting belt,

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Check Out Powerlifter Joe Sullivan Cruising Through a

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On August 15, 2022, during a training session posted to Instagram, powerlifter Joe Sullivan completed a 372.4-kilogram (821-pound) raw back squat. In a demonstration of Sullivan’s strength progress in recent years, the figure is just one pound off Sullivan’s former world record in the 100-kilogram division from 2020.

Perhaps even more impressively, it’s just 7.6 kilograms (16.7 pounds) off

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