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Ray Williams at Arlington Strength
Ray Williams holds the American Record with a 1,005 raw squat from the 2016 USAPL National Championships. Williams, however, does not hold the IPF World Record as the National Championships were not an international event. The world record belongs to Jezza Uepa (Nauru) with a 1,003-pound squat at the Oceania Classic Powerlifting & Bench Press Championship. Yesterday, while training at Arlington Strength,...
Ray Williams during 1,005-pound squat
The USAPL Raw Nationals were this past weekend and Ray Williams set a new IPF World Record with a 1,005-pound squat. Williams competes in the +120kg (+264lb) weight class and has been flirting with the half ton squat for the past year. Williams went 9-for-9 on the day and posted a 1,005-pound squat, a 528-pound bench press and an 843-pound...
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A couple days ago, Brian Shaw was shown on Mark Bell's Instagram page rowing a 12.8 second 100-meter row on the Concept2 rower. At the time it was thought to be a world record, however, it now looks like it may (or may not) be one. The official world record is 12.77 seconds set by Ross Love. The Concept2 rower...
Christmas Gifsts
With less than two weeks left until Christmas, we've compiled five last minute stocking stuffer ideas for the CrossFitter in your life. All of the items on our list are part of the "3 Ships Free" promotion. So don't waste any time and fill that stocking! Rogue Leather Coasters Don't let a cold beverage leave a ring on your table. For the person...
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Take a look as Tony Sentmanat from Real World Tactical takes three different athletes through his functional strength training session. Ben Alderman is a CrossFitter, Alan Thrall competes in Strongman and Msima Inyang is a Body Builder and Powerlifter. From plyometrics and body weight movements to sandbag carries and tire flips, Sentmanat puts these guys through the ringer. Sentmanat's goal of...
Ray Williams sets Raw Squat World Record
Ray Williams proved once again he is the strongest powerlifter in the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF). At the IPF World Championships, Williams squatted 438kg to set a new Raw Open World Record. For those without a calculator, that is 963.6-pounds! Ray Williams squats 438 kg for a new Open World Record! !! #IPF #IPFworlds #squat #squats #skwaats...
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Mark Bell recently attended a USAPL Youth Meet and captured footage from the event. It's impressive to watch these young kids squat, bench and deadlift and just enjoy the sport of Powerlifting. https://youtu.be/pwAxqBXvJvI
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Rogue Fitness again created some amazing equipment for this year's Strongman Classic at the Arnold Sports Festival 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. From new metal plates to the Elephant Bar, Rogue stepped up its game and showcased its ability to manufacture awesome equipment. Take a look at all of the videos from Rogue at the Arnold Sports Festival. https://youtu.be/GlOpoqF1V0k https://youtu.be/6kE7bzveF2s https://youtu.be/0picHi4kUuw https://youtu.be/ccfdORb_g90 https://youtu.be/B_0n6-QBcoA https://youtu.be/LUCZJRsGBVY https://youtu.be/7ll-2_FQDoc https://youtu.be/69m9QvTogMg https://youtu.be/s6VoL3lp9zQ https://youtu.be/W6DAbD467ww https://youtu.be/eY2HWQRv_mU https://youtu.be/l1q5G9DWyZc https://youtu.be/C0laZZ1HAyk
Bar Shield
Do you have a home gym? Do you own or work at a CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting or Powerlifting gym? If so, how do you keep your barbell in great condition? For many, the answer to this question is a generic 3-in-1 oil and old t-shirt. For others, they don't clean their barbell and it's full of chalk and sweat. There has never...
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Jesse Norris addressed his failed drug test on a YouTube video he posted January 14. During the video, Norris says that he had taken Craze in previous meets and had been drug tested with no problems. However, he says he was not aware that the WADA panel was different. The intent of the pre-workout was to help him zone out,...
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Brian Shaw, the World's Strongest Man, joins Mark Bell and Silent Mike on the Super Training Podcast. Shaw teaches you how to improve your overhead press. And unless you're Brian Shaw, you probably have some room to improve your press...so take some time and watch. https://youtu.be/crQO6HtH7C4 // This content uses referral links. Read our disclosure policy for more info.
2016 USAPL National Calendar
Here's a quick reference guide of the 2016 USAPL National Calendar. Date Event Location Feb. 14 Youth National Championships Aurora, CO Mar. 4-6 Arnold Sports Festival Columbus, OH Mar. 19-20 Military Nationals Orlando, FL Mar. 31-Apr. 3 High School National Powerlifting Championships Orlando, FL Apr. 14-17 Collegiate National Championship Providence, RI May 19-22 National Championships Aurora, CO Sep. 10-11 Bench Press National Championships Aurora, CO Oct. 13-16 Raw Nationals Atlanta, GA Dec. 2-3 American Open and Police & Fire Nationals Scranton, PA
On Thursday, Jesse Norris posted on Instagram that he tested positive for a stimulant while at the 2015 Raw Nationals. Norris attributes his failed test to taking the pre-workout supplement, Craze. The failed drug test has resulted in a six-month suspension from the USAPL. In April 2014, the U.S. FDA warned the manufacturer, Driven Sports, of Craze that its product contained...
TheBarbellSpin.com
We are looking for brands in the CrossFit, Weightlifting or Powerlifting communities that share our vision of growing awareness and visibility of "barbell" sports. The Barbell Spin is built to give fans of these sports a closer look at the athletes and events. To help further build awareness and create new original content, we are looking to partner with fitness...
Reebok Legacy Lifter
The highly anticipated Reebok Legacy Lifter has finally been put up on the Rogue Fitness website. Click here to purchase for $199.99!
Jesse Norris answers questions in two Q&A videos via his YouTube channel recently. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUmwIXE4DMM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2REX5t51J4  
Relive the 2015 USAPL Raw Nationals right here. Day 1 Multi-View https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdMExLgV2k8 Featured https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H5ldAWS1C4 Day 2 Multi-View https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzS1fT_ajd8 Featured https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63VhUm9san0 Day 3 Multi-View https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Bh1ulSLETA Featured https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqfKGtCJkYI Day 4 Multi-View https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgWczjKvaig Featured https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w0Gax2JunY  
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My goal of competing in the 2015 USAPL Raw Nationals was to qualify for the Arnold. Did I accomplish my goal? Unfortunately I did not. Fortunately, with the competition in Scranton it made me feel comfortable and confident for the meet. I had previously lived there for five years and knew the area like the back of my hand. I...
The 2015 USAPL Raw Nationals went down as the largest meet in USA Powerlifting history, with over 1,100 lifters, at least a dozen vendors and the biggest turnout of spectators from start to finish I have ever witnessed.  Twelve warm-up platforms readied the athletes to compete on one of the four competition platforms awaiting them in the venue.  With...
The 2015 USAPL Raw Nationals took place in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on October 15-18. Many thanks to Adam Palmer and Photo Reactive for photographing the event. Catch him on Instagram at @photoreactive and on Facebook at @photoreactive.