As an officer with the U.S. Army and a current doctoral candidate, Ashton Rouska seems to be a person of many talents. It’s his strength as a powerlifter that recently garnered a lot of attention. On May 21, 2022, Rouska shared footage of himself squatting 375.1 kilograms (827 pounds) during a training session. Later, he ... Read more
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Powerlifter Joe Sullivan has several notable marks and victories throughout his career. It’s his latest mission that could be the most ambitious yet. On May 19, 2022, Sullivan shared footage of himself squatting 230 kilograms (507 pounds) for 19 reps. Per the caption of Sullivan’s Instagram post, the set is part of his preparation to ... Read more
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While it’s still growing in scope in the strongman sphere, the Shaw Classic already has plenty of notoriety as a noteworthy competition. This year’s edition, which will take place at the Budweiser Events Center on August 13-14, 2022, in Loveland, CO, should present a host of exciting obstacles. On May 18, 2022, titular competition organizer ... Read more
An exercise’s name doesn’t usually hold too much value beyond summarizing what it is or how it’s done. The bench press has you lying on a bench while pressing. The barbell row has you, well, rowing a barbell. Squat’s gonna squat. But when a specific exercise variation is named after an individual lifter or coach, ... Read more
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The next step on the road to the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games is almost here. On May 20, the 2022 CrossFit Semifinals will begin in three different countries. Then, over four weeks and on every continent except Antarctica, the Semifinals will determine which Men’s, Women’s, and Team division athletes advance to Madison, WI, for the ... Read more
At just 22-years-old, powerlifter Jordanne Panton has built up quite the ledger of accomplishments. It’s her capability with her deadlift that perhaps draws the most acclaim. On May 18, 2022, Panton (67.5KG) shared footage of herself deadlifting 235 kilograms (518 pounds) during a training session. Even if it’s unofficial because it occurred outside of a sanctioned ... Read more
There are typically two camps when it comes to ab training. There are those who are purely focused on strengthening their abs to hoist more weight and perform better as an athlete. And then some folks are mainly interested in whittling their middle a la Brad Pitt in Troy. But hear us now: You can ... Read more
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The 45th rendition of the World’s Strongest Man (WSM) is almost here. It will take place on May 24-29, 2022, at Capitol Mall in Sacramento, CA. Thirty of the world’s top strongmen will vie for the legendary Barry Frank Trophy, and to capture the esteemed honor of calling themselves the best strongman in the world. ... Read more
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Eddie Hall built a career as one of the greatest-ever strongmen, but that doesn’t mean he can’t excel in other sports. What’s clear is that the 2017 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Champion has an ability that seems to transfer over well to other avenues. On May 17, 2022, Hall decided to again test his mettle ... Read more
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A champion bodybuilder has to have the prerequisite dedicated nutrition to match. On May 15, 2022, reigning three-time Classic Physique Olympia Champion (2019-2021), Chris Bumstead, posted a video to his YouTube channel outlining an entire day’s worth of eating. The 5,000-calorie-plus diet is part of Bumstead’s ongoing off-season as he prepares for the 2022 Mr. ... Read more
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France is famous for delicious wine, exquisite fine art and museums, and, of course — prolific powerlifters. On May 14-16 at the 2022 Fédération Française de Force (FFForce) Nationals, Samantha Eugenie (63KG) showed she could join the esteemed company of her fellow countrywomen Prescillia Bavoil and Tiffany Chapon. During the meet, Eugenie captured four separate ... Read more
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Powerlifter Jessica Buettner might be one of the sport’s current household names. She again showed why during a commanding performance at the 2022 Canadian Powerlifting Union (CPU) Nationals. On May 13, 2022, Buettner — who competes in the 76-kilogram weight class — broke four raw Canadian National records with a 217.5-kilogram (479.5-pound) squat, a 107.5-kilogram ... Read more
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