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51  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / Update: MHP's Kings of the Bench III and Clash of the Titans II on: December 15, 2008, 11:39:42 PM
Ronnie Coleman Classic Expo, April 18th, 2009, Mesquite Convention Center (15 miles east of Dallas, Texas)
$10,000 in total cash prizes!
This event will be filmed and then aired online in streaming video at Bodybuilding.com (the free-to-view streaming video will be available starting a week after the live competition.)

Official Platform Equipment: Nebula Fitness Equipment ( http://www.nebula-fitness.com )

Hydraulic Heavy Duty Squat Rack that's both adjustable in height and in upright width (for close grip and wide grip squatters.)

Heavy Duty Benchpress with a walk through handoff platform, a bench pad with an anti-slip cover and with uprights that are very adjustable so to accomodate lifters of almost every height.

A spacious 12' x 12' Deadlift Platform with a solid rubber top that will stand up to heavy weights being dropped on it.

Official Platform Bars: Ivanko ( http://www.ivankobarbell.com ) OBX-20 IPF Approved Black Oxide Powerlifting Bar for the benchpress.

                                    Texas Squat Bar for the squats

                                    Texas Deadlift Bar for the deadlift

Official Platform Plates: Ivanko (http://www.ivankobarbell.com) OMC Cast Iron Machined Chrome Olympic Plates

Official Competitor Attire: House of Pain ( http://www.houseofpain3.com ) black sleeveless t-shirts, either Rehbahnd Basic Shorts (as used at MHP's Arnold Classic Pro Strongman) or old school coach's shorts and then old school below-the-knee lifting socks mfg. by either SkaterSocks.com or American Apparel. 

Official Platform Crew: Jim Voronin, Kenny Dinolfo, Rick McClung, Donna Lee Delleree, Charles Bean and Levi Van Dyke

Official Event Sponsors: MHP ( MaxPerformance.com), House of Pain IronWear ( HouseOfPain.com ), Nebula Fitness Equipment ( Nebula-Fitness.com ), Ivanko Barbell Company ( IvankoBarbell.com ), BOSS ( BossOnline.net ) and Metro Flex Gym Productions ( MetroFlexGym.com )

Official Media Sponsors: Jeff Everson's Planet Muscle Magazine ( PlanetMuscle.com ), Ironman Magazine ( IronmanMagazine.com ), Muscular Development Magazine ( MuscularDevelopment.com ) and Pose Down Magazine ( PoseDownMag.com )

Official Entry Deadline: March 1st, 2009 To get a lifter packet mailed out to you, please email SeanZilla@HardcorePowerlifting.com or leave a message on Hardcore Powerlifting's office voicemail 1( 503 )221-2238.
52  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / Powerlifting USA November 2008 issue highlights on: December 03, 2008, 11:41:52 PM
Powerlifting USA, November 2008 issue (released late)

On the Cover: Skinny Man Tee Meyers deadlifting at the USAPL Night of the Living Deadlift pro competition.

Deflating the Balloon-Man by Rick Weil, all time raw benchpress record holder in 2 weight classes (485@165 and 556@181) talks about getting himself back into shape after being retired from the sport for years.

It's the Final Inch That Counts: Larry Miller talks shirted bench training.

Interview with Team Samson's Brian Carroll

The All-World Deadlift Routine by Brent Howard

Deadlift Tips by Doug Daniels

Hard Core Gym # 79; Muscle Works Gym reviewed by Rick Brewer of HouseOfPain.com

An Unconventional Beast by Aaron DiPrima

Power Nutrition Q&A by Anthony Ricciuto, B.Phed.

Ask the Doctor by Mauro Di Pasquale, MD

The History of Powerlifting, the 1970s Part 1 by Bob Gaynor

Contest Coverage: USAPL Night of the Living Deadlift, GPC World Powerlifting and Benchpress Championships, Power Station Pro/Am Part 2, UPA Pro/Am Weekend, USPF Nationals and many more.

Powerlifting Contest Calendar

Powerlifting USA Magazine
Subscription and Single Issue Sales Line 1(800)448-7693
53  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / Re: The Worst of Powerlifting on: December 02, 2008, 03:41:13 PM
Maybe they don't have red lights?

The IPA has two colors of lights in their judges' box; White and Off White.
54  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / Re: The Worst of Powerlifting on: December 01, 2008, 05:45:43 PM
Your avatar is hillarious!
55  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / The Worst of Powerlifting on: December 01, 2008, 04:37:26 PM
Here's the video of Donnie Thompson's sham powerlifting (the new claimed biggest powerlifting total.)

http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/node/9775#new

A lifter intentionally signs up for Gene Rychlak's federation's meets because they know that their high squats, belly benches and pseudo locked out deadlifts are gonna pass.

So, it is the lifter's fault. Donnie and his sponsors want him to have a claim to the "all time" numbers record and they know that a show like this is the place to be able to get just about anything passed. A 2,200 raw total turns into a 2,900 techo total.

It's a free country but that isn't POWERlifting. It's sports apparel based stunt lifting.

Shame on Donnie Thompson, shame on the IPA judges, shame on Gene Rychlak for continuing to promote powerlifting garbage and shame on Chris Mason and AtLarge Nutrition for sponsoring and endorsing this kind of circus.
56  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / New Videos on House of Pain's BLOG on: December 01, 2008, 01:30:25 PM
http://www.houseofpain3.com/wlsnews/index.php

Adam Zehr raw benching 123 pounds for 58 reps and at 123 pounds body weight (body weight x 58 reps!)

Jon Grove competition raw squatting 810 pounds and deadlifting 720 pounds.

Ben Graves competition raw benching 615 pounds at 308 pounds body weight.

Vincent Dizenzo barbell shoulder pressing 320 pounds for 3 reps.

James Henderson gym bench training footage.

Jon Grove raw squatting 770 pounds and deadlifting 725 pounds at North Georgia Barbell.

Adam Zehr competition raw benching 330 pounds at 123 pounds body weight.

Shawn Frankl competition suit deadlifting 716 pounds at 220 pounds body weight.

Brad Gillingham competition suit deadlifting 854 pounds.

Johnnie Jackson raw gym deadlifting 765 pounds for 2 reps.

Check out all these new video clips (100% free-to-view) at House of Pain's BLOG!

http://www.houseofpain3.com/wlsnews/index.php
57  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / House of Pain's Weight Lifting BLOG on: November 23, 2008, 07:59:22 PM
House of Pain.com's Weight Lifting BLOG

http://www.houseofpain3.com/wlsnews/

Over 90 Free-To-View Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strongman Video Clips

Spotlights on Various House of Pain MySpace Friends

Interviews with Dione Wessels, Vicki Combest, Al Fortney, Ryan Kennelly (twice), Brandon Cass, Adam Yezer, Josh Bryant, Damian Osgood, Charles Bean, Jay Papish, Ray Hickman, Mike Miller, Joe Luther, Joe Ladnier, Joe Mazza, Heather Lee and Jeremy Hoornstra.

Check it all out at

http://www.houseofpain3.com/wlsnews/

100% Free-To-View - Nothing to Purchase - Nothing to Sign Up For
58  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / One of the craziest powerlifting internet radio interviews ever! on: November 21, 2008, 08:48:15 PM
Ryan Kennelly's on MD's weekly No Bull Internet Radio show.

The stuff he talks about this time is about as raw and uncensored as you can get.

Check it out via the link below (his segment's just over halfway through the broadcast so after the player starts you can fast forward to the middle of the broadcast and then you won't have long to wait to hear what he has to say.)

 http://www.musculardevelopment.com/podcasts/palumbo111708.mp3
59  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / Re: As Published in Powerlifting USA Magazine on: November 12, 2008, 12:15:55 AM
They're filming the event and hosting the video on their website starting a week later.
60  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / Re: New Ryan "BenchMonster" Kennelly Internet Radio Interview on: November 12, 2008, 12:15:09 AM
All bench shirts are super shirts.

It would be nice if you'd ask me before you get yourself pissed off Jason.

Single ply bench shirts are super shirts too. Happy?
61  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / New Ryan "BenchMonster" Kennelly Internet Radio Interview on: November 11, 2008, 08:54:05 PM
Big Nation Radio had Ryan "BenchMonster" Kennelly on-the-air for another controversial and politically incorrect interview on everything from talking about his very recent 1,075 pound world record super shirt bench to his new Kennelly Stealth Shirt to national politics and the economy.

Kennelly's interview is from minute 62 to minute 88 on Big Nation Radio's most recent broadcast (you can fast forward past the show's intro and the first guest to get to Kennelly's interview, starting at minute 62 in the program, if you want to.)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ultimate/2008/11/11/big-nation-radio
62  Getbig Womens Area / Womens Training / Womens Physique / Bodybuilding / Interview with a lady bodybuilder and gym owner on: November 11, 2008, 04:39:05 PM
Check out House of Pain's BLOG to read a new interview with Vicki of Vic's Power House. Vicki's a competitive masters bodybuilder, a old school gym owner and a powerlifting promoter.

http://www.houseofpain3.com/wlsnews/index.php

63  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / Re: Video - Ryan Kennelly just super shirt benched 1,075 at 308 ! on: November 11, 2008, 01:16:55 AM
I just thought about lifting 1075lbs and my elbows exploded. Embarrassed

LOL

I just thought about lifting 1075lbs and I had to call 1075lbs up on the phone and apologize.
64  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / Re: Video - Ryan Kennelly just super shirt benched 1,075 at 308 ! on: November 10, 2008, 06:03:55 PM
If any of you haven't yet seen Kennelly's 90 minute benchpress documentary, you can watch the whole film online for free.

Log on to

http://www.hardcorepowerlifting.com

and then scroll down to the bottom of the homepage where you'll find the link to start the video player.

65  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / Video - Ryan Kennelly just super shirt benched 1,075 at 308 ! on: November 09, 2008, 08:09:50 PM
This weekend Ryan "BenchMonster" Kennelly super shirt benched 1,075 pounds in competition! Not only is this the biggest super shirt bench in history, but he made the list as a 308 pound weight class bencher! (Not as a superheavyweight.)

Here's a video of the lift on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMKiBdhnYlA

Thanks to Ryan's sponsors:

MHP  www.GetMHP.com
House of Pain IronWear  www.HouseOfPain.com
BOSS  www.BOSSOnline.net
APT Pro Powerlifting Gear 

Here's a copy of the interview Kennelly conducted for House of Pain's BLOG just prior to his competing (to check out the House of Pain weight lifting BLOG log on to  http://www.houseofpain3.com/wlsnews/  )

Ryan "BenchMonster" Kennelly

Interviewed by Sean Katterle

Sean Katterle - You recently dieted down from 345 to 308 (at weigh-ins) to walking around at 300 pounds 24/7. What did you do in regards to your diet? Were there certain foods or types of food you eliminated from your daily intake? Did you maintain a specific macronutrient ratio?

Ryan Kennelly - The first change I made was adding cardio back into my routine. Every day I spend 30-60 minutes on the treadmill, at a fast walking pace of 3.5 miles per hour and with the track at a 6% uphill grade. As for my food, I cut out fast food, candy, ice cream, frozen ready-to-eat meals and pretty much all snack foods. I increased my consumption of skinless chicken breasts, buffalo, fish and egg whites so my daily protein content went up but my main sources of protein were low fat and low carb. For
supplements, I maintained what I was taking before but I added MHP's DREN (1 capsule per day) and BOSS's low carb The Shake RTD Cans were my drink of choice every time I was away from my kitchen blender where I mix up my usual MHP's Probolic based shakes. A lot of my daily carbs have been coming from oatmeal, brown rice, yams and whole wheat bagels. I try and take in a quality source of protein every two hours throughout the whole day (which is basically eating/drinking 7 protein rich meals per day.)


Sean Katterle - You're trying to rebreak the 308 class all-time shirted bench record again? You've got the record right now but a few weeks ago you said something in regards to "getting the 308 record past 1,000 pounds would put it out of reach for awhile." Your reasoning for that being the mark?

Ryan Kennelly - Psychologically, I think my bench shirt competition has a mental block about the 1,000 pound barrier. Once they venture into 1,000 + pound territory, they either fold or they start looking for corners to cut; soft handoffs, partial lockouts, shirt sleeves over their elbows, lightening quick press commands, ect. I don't think they truely believe that they can legitimately bench 1,000 pounds at 308 so they don't have the proper frame
of mind for taking the record if I put it up that high and it's my intent to do so. They'll be another generation of shirts that will allow them to catch up with me numbers wise but that's a ways off I'm guessing. That's partly why the current crop of top gear lifters are turning to rep contests instead of a max contest. They can stay within their numbers comfort range.

Sean Katterle - On that note, do you think the powerlifting world is too addicted to "numbers records"? In almost every other sport, people and teams compete for wins and they compete for league championships. In geared powerlifting, people seem way too focused, in my opinion, to these all-time records, to having some kind of record certificate hanging on their wall and to constantly be pushing up the numbers via any route; getting stronger yes, but also increased gear layers and technology, looser judging, longer time
frames between weigh ins and lifting, ect. Do you agree that the sport's competitors and promoters should turn their attentions to building events where it matters to win with integrity (strict judging, same day weigh-ins, ect.) rather than simply trying to push the numbers higher and higher? I don't have a problem with equipment if the judging is like what you see in the USPF , IPF , ect., but so often it's not. Your thoughts?

Ryan Kennelly - I do think powerlifters are addicted to numbers more than they're addicted to actually becoming stronger. I haven't thought of powerlifting, in it's current state, as a sport and I won't think of it that way until it focuses more on quality of lifts and not just on numbers. Right now it's just a fun hobby. I also like the IPF and the USPF and I like the federations that follow their examples in regards to officiating and to sticking to the rulebook. In those organizations, judging is very strict and that adds to their legitimacy. You never have to doubt a world record lift from one of those organizations. If I read about someone breaking an IPF or USPF record then I know that they broke it fair and square.

The responsibility of turning the sport around is up to the magazines, the websites and the promoters. As long as people get the glory by any means neccesary, then they'll continue to use any means neccesary to get the glory. When the magazines and big websites only cover the deep squats, the locked out benches and the unhitched deadlifts, then the sport will start to change because people will discipline themselves to get the reward of positive recognition.

Sean Katterle - I was talking on the phone recently with Jason Fiori of The Falls Fitness Factory in New York. Jason's a wicked strong bencher and full powerlifter. He commented that he thinks building a big deadlift builds a bigger bench. I've always thought that building a big squat builds a bigger bench but that a bencher should stick more to heavy rows (t-bar, cables, dumbbells, ect.) for their back specific work. What do you think?

Ryan Kennelly - I think everything works if you train hard and smart, but deads really depress your central nervous system. That's for sure. But, if you know how to specifically dial in your workouts to your body's limitations and growth response and if you give yourself the proper time to rest and recover, then you can work magic. Just look at guys like Brian Siders , Jim Williams and Bill Kazmaier . Those guys can/could post use totals and bench big at the same time. Me personally, I don't train the deadlift but I do squat and when I squat I go heavy, convincingly below parallel and for medium reps like a power bodybuilder would (think Tom Platz or Ronnie Coleman .) But again, I get a lot of sleep and I eat a lot of healthy food so I'm able to recover from the combination of heavy bench days and heavy squat days.

Sean Katterle - There's three raw bench records that are within your bodyweight realm; Ted Arcidi's 650 @ 275 (which has stood for 25 years!) and Mendelson's 701 @ 308 and 715 @ SHW (both of which have been set over the last 6 years.) Are you starting to seriously eye any of those three records? Which? Right now you're # 1 in the world in the shirted bench game in both the SHW and 308 pound classes. But, in the raw bench record books, you're ranked 38th with your 600 @ 295 that you benched five years ago at MMA fighter Roger Neff's push/pull promotion. No one questions that you're good for a lot more than a six hundred (though being in the 600 pound bench club is nothing to sneeze at!) You've demonstrated more than once that you can punch up a 675 pound bench after a good old school bench training cycle. What's the future hold for Ryan Kennelly in regards to classic power benching?

Ryan Kennelly - The only paused bench to break the 700 pound barrier that I've heard of was James Henderson and I say that because he got his lift in the USPF/IPF. As for Mendelson's .................they looked like touch n' gos to me. I'm OK with that but it's Henderson who should currently be getting
the credit for being the biggest raw bencher of all time. With that being said, when I get some spare time I'd like to put some training cycles in working old school power benching and I'd like to see if I can post a 675+ raw bench in competition that's recorded on quality video and with strict judging standards.


MHP , BOSS and House of Pain are also official sponsors of The Clash of the Titans II and The Kings of the Bench III . Both of these events will be taking place at the 2009 Ronnie Coleman Classic Expo , April 18th, at The Mesquite Convention Center (just east of downtown Dallas, Texas.) Between both events, there will be $10,000 in cash prize money paid out and the competition will be aired a week later in streaming video on Bodybuilding.com ! For more information, please visit http://www.HardcorePowerlifting.com

To hear Kennelly's recent internet radio interview on MD's No Bull Radio go to:

http://www.musculardevelopment.com/podcasts/palumbo063008.mp3


To hear Kennelly's recent interviews on Big Nation Radio go to:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ultimate/2008/07/22/BIG-NATION-

66  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / As Published in Powerlifting USA Magazine on: November 08, 2008, 06:27:18 PM
(Powerlifting USA Magazine, October 2008, Page 40)

MHP Puts Up $10,000 in Cash Prize Money for Kings of the Bench III and Clash of the Titans II

Bodybuilding.com To Film and Air The Complete Contest Video Online

MHP (www.MaxPerformance.com) has again teamed up with Hardcore Powerlifting, LLC and now Metro Flex Gym Productions to bring you MHP's Kings of the Bench III and Clash of the Titans II at The Ronnie Coleman Classic Expo. This tradeshow will take place on April 18th, 2009 at The Mesquite Convention Center just outside of Dallas, Texas. The Clash of the Titans II will offer full powerlifting while The Kings of the Bench III will again test some of the strongest benchers in the world. There will be four weight divisions and the event will be a super open (no age or gender specific classes.)

The winner of each division in each competition will be awarded $1,000 cash plus the overall biggest bench and total of the show will each win a bonus $1,000 (not to be determined by formula.) This contest will be in the classic format and though wrist/knee wraps, belts and chalk will be allowed on the platform, benchpress shirts and powerlifting suits will not.

The entire professional production will be available for viewing on Bodybuilding.com in streaming video a week after the live contest. Powerlifters and powerlifting fans all over the world will get a chance to view these talented weight lifters do battle.

Anyone who attends the expo itself will get the opportunity to witness these strength superstars live and in person on the MHP powerlifting stage in Tradeshow Hall B. This will be the fourth professional promotion put on by Hardcore Powerlifting.com and already the event looks to be a stellar showdown of some of the world's top iron athletes.

Past professional competitors have included: Brian Siders, Nick Winters, Jeremy Hoornstra, Matt Kroczaleski, Joe Mazza, Joe Luther, Ray Hickman, Al Davis, James Searcy, Geoff Butia, Trey Scott, Adam Zehr, Dave Marchant, Gunny Green, Brad Tripp, Brandon Cass, Germany's Holger Kuttroff, Levi Van Dyke, Chip Edalgo, Chase Martin, Russell Kitani, Ben Graves, Dustin Gibbins, Lynne Boshoven, Jeremy Brinkley, Anthony Cooper, Jon Grove and Rock Lewis.

To compete in either The Clash of the Titans II or The Kings of the Bench III please contact Sean Katterle at www.HardcorePowerlifting .com , 1.503.221.2238, SeanZilla@HardcorePowerlifting.com , 1957 West Burnside # 1655, Portland, OR 97209 USA
67  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / Powerlifting USA October Issue Highlights on: November 01, 2008, 06:49:09 PM
Powerlifting USA October 2008 Issue (yes, I know it's November 1st)

On the Cover: Shannon Hartnett

Feature Interview w/Shannon Hartnett

The Forgotten Weapon by Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell

Contest Coverage: 2008 World's Strongest Man, 2nd Power Station Pro Am, ADFPF Nationals, AWPC Worlds, WABDL Nationals and More!

Interview with Carol Ann Myers, powerlifter and figure competitor

Interview with Ryan Celli of Celli's Fitness in Lawrenceville (Pittsburgh)

Starting Out (in powerlifting) Aches and Pains

Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale on Drug Testing and its "fairness"

The Ultimate Top 10 Superheavyweights of All Time. Photos and Brief Bios on:
#1 Bill Kazmaier
#2 Don Reinhoudt
#3 Jon Cole
#4 John Kuc
#5 Doyle Kenady
#6 Paul Wrenn
#7 Garry Frank
#8 Brian Siders
#9 Jim Williams
#10 Brad Gillingham

Power Nutrition Q&A with Anthony Ricciuto

Press Release: MHP ( www.MaxPerformance.com ) Puts up $10,000 in Cash Prize Money for Kings of the Bench III and Clash of the Titans II ( www.HardcorePowerlifting .com )

Hardcore Trainwreck #78: Angel (she just needed a good gym) by Rick Brewer of House of Pain Ironwear ( www.HouseOfPain.com )

Book Review: Marty Gallagher's The Purposeful Primitive

The Big Contest Calendar of Upcoming Events

Powerlifting USA Magazine 1(800)448-7693 or 1(805)482-2378

Shannon Hartnett - Powerlifter, Bodybuilder, Strongwoman, Highland Games Competitor and Olympic Lifter ( photo by Gene X Hwang of FTVideo.com )
68  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / Re: Getting there!!!! on: October 22, 2008, 08:31:45 PM
Keep up the good work Mike !

Post up a picture when you get to the 275 pound class.

I bet your energy level has gone way up huh.

Much Respect,
Sean
HardcorePowerlifting.com
69  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / New Ryan "Bench Monster" Kennelly Interview on: October 19, 2008, 01:17:38 PM
"The Responsibility of Turning the Sport Around is Up to the Magazines, the Websites and the Promoters."

Ryan "Bench Monster" Kennelly

Interviewed by Sean Zilla Katterle

To read the whole interview please visit

http://www.houseofpain3.com/wlsnews/index.php

Topics Covered Are:

How he dieted from 345 pounds bodyweight down to being 300 pounds (lean) 24/7.

Why he's working to push his 308 class shirted bench record past the 1,000 pound mark.

The importance of powerlifting (as a sport) focusing on winning meets by putting up quality lifts.

The effects heavy squat and deadlift training can have on your competition bench (good and bad.)

The 700 pound contest raw bench club.

To read the whole interview please visit

http://www.houseofpain3.com/wlsnews/index.php
70  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / Re: Interview with pro powerlifter, Brandon "C4" Cass on: October 13, 2008, 08:01:58 PM
Brandon is strong as fuck, but I thought there were no knee wraps in your version of gear deficient?
Jason

We allow wrist wraps, knee wraps, belts and chalk at our pro powerlifting competitions. We call it Classic Powerlifting instead of raw powerlifting.

71  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / Interview with pro powerlifter, Brandon "C4" Cass on: October 13, 2008, 06:00:33 PM
Brandon "C4" Cass

Competition Raw Squat = 800 pounds @ 228 pounds bodyweight

Competition Raw Bench = 455 pounds @ 218 pounds bodyweight (ten pounds lighter)

Competition Raw Deadlift = 705 pounds @ 228 pounds bodyweight

I just interviewed C4 and the article is posted on House of Pain's BLOG here

http://www.houseofpain3.com/wlsnews/

Topics Discussed:

How he keeps his bodyfat percentage around 7 - 8% year round.

His competition squat training program.

His method for cutting weight without the use of diuretics.

His competition benchpress training program.

And much more!

Check out the whole interview, along with some great pictures from MHP's Clash of the Titans I and some videos of Brandon competing in geared meets at

http://www.houseofpain3.com/wlsnews/

72  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / Olympia Expo 2009 = Kings of the Bench IV ? on: October 04, 2008, 11:36:52 AM
(Please Note: The outcome of this year's Olympia Expo benchpress exhibition is in no way the fault of AMI, Weider, Robin Chang or Craig Arthur. They were promised certain things by the new promoter, like all time records, and that promoter failed on multiple levels to deliver.)
 
1) The promoters are now making unofficial claims that Scot Mendelson broke Ryan Kennelly's all time 308 class record. Here's video of his two attempts proving otherwise.
 
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l179/Billypress/?action=view&current=ScotM1000attempts.flv
 
 
2) Due to the dangerous platform set up (duct tape on the plates, super shirt malfunction and a lack of experience) Glen Russo almost had his head crushed in. Here's the video of 1,000 pounds free falling and just missing his forehead (if it connected, it could have caused brain damage and/or killed him.)
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb5dHxPfu8M
 
3) The above accident reminds me of the last time AMI Weider gave the same promoter a chance to run a benchpress centered event about four years ago. Here's the video of that lift where the bar again fell on someone going for a "record" and the person had to take a trip to the hospital.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHr6uGWXuaQ

4) When world record holder, Andy Bolton, came all the way over from the U.K. to rep out with 800 pounds on the deadlift, the promoter didn't even secure the plates properly. This lead to all of them sliding off one side of the bar during Andy's set which could have led to serious injury. Here's the video clip of that incident.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FHuglcCk8I
 
5) It's no secret that accidents and injuries happen in sports, but duct taping weight plates together (instead of using collars), attempting to lift weights that weigh 100s more than you can physically lift on your own, having spotter who aren't strong enough to spot the weights you're trying for with your super shirt/suit, having unneccesary faulty equipment (bench shirts) tearing, ripping and/or not working properly and causing incidents, ect. are all mistakes, health risks and injuries that could easily have been avoided.
 
5) It's my company's hope that The Olympia Expo will team up with us again to offer The Kings of the Bench IV at their excellent tradeshow next year. It's time to bring back professional (and professionally run) classic powerlifting that both the fans can enjoy and that matches AMI and Weider's top shelf efforts to produce a world class gym sports weekend.
 
Stay Strong,
Sean
Hardcore Powerlifting.com


 
73  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / Powerlifting USA September 2008 issue highlights on: October 03, 2008, 01:40:47 PM
On the Cover - Scot Mendelson, Ken Lain and Rob Luyando
 
Box Jumping by Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell
 
Contest Results - IPA World Championship, WPC BPC British Championship, IPF Benchpress World Championship, WPC European Championship, ADAU Real Powerlifting, APF Nationals, Night of the Living Deadlift Plus Results for Many State and Regional Meets
 
The Ultimate Top Ten Lifters in the 242 and 275 pound classes
 
Iran Visits Again...Friendly Philippine Nationals by Paul Kelso
 
Gym Etiquette by Doug Daniels
 
Power Nutrition by Anthony Ricciuto
 
Hardcore Gym # 77 Valhalla Basement Gym by Rick Brewer of HouseOfPain.com
 
Amino Acids for Musculoskeletal Health by Mauro Di Pasquale MD
 
All Time Historical Top 50 American Men's Deadlift 148 Class
 
All Historical Top 50 American Women's Deadlift 123 Class
 
Press Release - MHP ( www.MaxPerformance.com ) signs Jeremy Hoornstra (greatest bencher of all time in the 242 class with a competition raw 615 pound bench !)
 
Top 100 SHW Squats, Benches, Deadlifts and Totals
 
Powerlifting USA 1(800)448-7693
74  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / Re: MHP's Kings of the Bench III and Clash of the Titans II on: September 27, 2008, 11:34:09 AM
Here's the new poster.
75  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Powerlifting / Strongman / Re: Seguin Fitness on: September 26, 2008, 03:18:41 PM
I'm sorry that you're having problems too.

The company I know do business with (for gym equipment) is Nebula-Fitness.com

I also recommend Forza Strength Systems and Sorinex. (There are other companies that are really good but I've had first hand positive experiences with Nebula, Forza and Sorinex.)

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