In April 2021, after 18-year-old Jackson Powell squatted a colossal 419.6-kilograms (925-pound) double, he told BarBend of his goal to squat 452.6 kilograms (1,000 pounds) and total 998 kilograms (2,200 pounds) at the World Powerlifting USA (WPUSA) Tennessee State Championship on May 8, 2021. If successful, he would be the...Read more
Much like Rome, a beautiful deadlift is not built overnight. A great deadlift is composed and built with multiple training elements that all work hand-in-hand with one another to manifest an efficient and strong pull. The very first factor in...Read more
What Is Powerlifting?
Powerlifting is a weight-classed strength sport. In competitive powerlifting, only one thing matters and that’s having the highest total possible. An athlete’s total is comprised of the three competition lifts and these lifts include the,
- Bench Press
As a whole, the sport of powerlifting is growing at both a competitive and recreational level. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see many recreational lifters “train like a powerlifter”, even though they have no aspirations to compete. Whether you’re setting records or brand new to the sport, this page will serve as your all-in-one powerlifting home!
When it comes to moving all-time world record weight, Oleksandr Kutcher of Ukraine knows a thing or two. According to Open Powerlifting, the 40-year-old Kutcher has been in the competitive powerlifting scene since 1997. Judging by the recent training video...Read more
The 2021 Kern US Open has given powerlifting fans a lot to talk about since it took place from April 24-25. Many world records were set, a couple of divisions saw new lifters claim the top of the leaderboard, and...Read more
The 2021 Kern US Open — held from April 25-25, 2021, in San Diego, CA — was a monumental meet that saw numerous world records. As the event approached the finish line, Blake Lehew, who competed in the 82.5 kilogram...Read more
The 2021 Kern US Open in San Diego, CA, was an absolute world record fest. Dan Bell hit a 505-kilogram squat in the super heavyweight division. Chad Penson claimed two records in the 90-kilogram division, and Hunter Henderson did the...Read more
Day one of the 2021 Kern US Open — which took place April 24-25, 2021, in San Diego, CA — was headlined by the impressive performance of Chad Penson. Day two featured historical moments of its own, thanks to one...Read more