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  • Blaine Sumner – The Gorilla’s Jungle

    By Blaine Sumner | In Powerlifting, Squat | on July 5, 2014

    On June 22nd I competed at the USAPL Men’s National Championships in Philadelphia, PA. Going into this meet I had huge goals with full confidence I’d achieve them. I had a nearly impeccable 16 week training cycle leading up to the meet and was nearly 100% healthy with the exception of tweaking my L5-S1 disc […]

  • Transitioning from Gear to Raw-The Squat

    By Greg Panora | In Powerlifting | on October 18, 2013

    I remember sitting at a tikki bar with my best friend in the Summer of ’08 having a conversation about lifting. He said, “do you think you could beat Jon Cole if he were still competing?” Without a second thought I said, “absolutely, the best geared lifters would be the best raw lifters, we just […]

  • Shut Up and Lift

    By Blaine Sumner | In Powerlifting | on October 2, 2013

    As I sat down and thought about what I wanted to write for my next article, I had an idea but didn’t know how to go forward with it. I don’t like negative articles but the topic is negative; so I wanted to put a positive spin on it. It is a discussion that has […]

  • Get to Know Corey Hayes

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting | on January 2, 2013

    Name: Corey Hayes Age: 22 Height/Weight: 5’10 / 235lbs Hometown: Prestonsburg, KY Current City: Richmond, KY Years Training: 7 Years Competing: 6 PRs: My current raw competition PR’s are Squat: 725 Bench: 425 Deadlift: 680 Total: 1825 @220 The deadlift was done about 7 months after herniating my L5 and S1, Im proud of the […]

  • Get to Know Greg Panora

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 21, 2012

    Name:Greg Panora Age: 32 Height/Weight: 5’10, 256-258 off season, 242 competition Hometown: Stow, MA Current City: Portland, ME Years Training: 18 Years Competing: 13 PRs: 1060 geared squat, 820 geared bench, 820 geared deadlift. I recently did a push/pull and benched 500 raw and deadlifted 750 raw. Where you Train: Crossfit Casco Bay Day Job: […]

  • Get to Know Blaine Sumner

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 1, 2012

    Blaine Sumner is without a doubt one of the World’s best squatters. With a World Record 400kg (881 pound) squat in the IPF, wearing just a belt and knee sleeves, Sumner is certain to go down in history as one of the best to ever get under the bar. In addition to his powerlifting prowess, […]

  • Get to Know Dan Green

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on October 10, 2012

    Check Out Dan’s Training Log Here Name: Dan Green  Age: 29 Height/Weight: 5’10″ 235-245 Hometown: Mountain View, CA Current City: Mountain View, CA Years Training: 14 Years Competing: 6 PRs in relevant lifts/events:  Squat: 760 Bench: 485 Sumo Dead: 835 Conv Dead: 765×2 Military Press: 315 Where you Train: Boss Barbell Club Day Job: Strength […]

  • Brandon Lilly’s Raw Bench Tips

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on September 18, 2012

    When training for a big raw bench it’s easy to become overwhelmed by information, most of it misinformation, on how to improve your bench press. Three things I have found that are foolproof for a big bench press •Focus on each muscle and develop them to build your bench. Pecs, triceps, deltoids, lats all play […]

  • Get to Know Brandon Lilly

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on September 5, 2012

    Full Name: David Brandon Lilly Date of Birth: 3/14/1982 Height: 6’0” Weight: 315-325 Hometown: Berea, KY Current City: Richmond, KY Years Training: 12 , Powerlifting 6+/- Gym Name & Location: Berea Barbell in Berea, KY and Lexen Xtreme in Columbus Occupation: Data Board Assembly How did you get started in weightlifting and specifically powerlifting? I […]

  • By Greg Robins If you want to be a good raw back squatter then you need to embrace the nuances of that lift. It isn’t the same as geared squatting, box squatting, front squatting, or any other kind of squat you might choose to utilize. 1. Stop box squatting I don’t like the box squat […]

  • Eric Lilliebridge: 2204 at 275

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on September 1, 2012

    At only 22 years old, Eric Lilliebridge has established himself as one of the World’s best powerlifters by recently totalling 2204 via 854 Squat, 529 Bench and 821 Deadlift, wearing a belt and knee wraps in the 275 weight class. Eric has been powerlifting since age 12 and along with his Dad and older Brother, […]

  • Get Chad’s RAW squat training guide FREE!

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on April 16, 2012

    Juggernaut Owner Chad Wesley Smith joined extremely elite company when he squatted 905 pounds raw. Smith’s squat broke the American Record in the 308s weight class and ranked him in the top 10 all time, regardless of bodyweight. In The Raw Squat Training Guide, Chad gives you a wealth of information to improve your performance […]

  • Interview with Blaine Sumner

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on April 13, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHTY ONE POUNDS That is how much Blaine Sumner squatted in a belt and knee sleeves on April 1st, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia and that is no April Fools Joke. Sumner broke the IPF Raw World Record with this effort, which came only 1 month after powering up […]

  • 5 Tips for the RAW Squat

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on September 23, 2011

    By Chad Wesley Smith 1. Know that you are squatting RAW-There is tons of literature regarding Westside style training, most of which promotes box squatting variations almost exclusively. The box squat, particularly when a negative shin angle is achieved, does not have a high carryover to the raw squat. Sitting back onto the box is […]

  • Chad Smith’s 1963 Pound Raw Total

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 30, 2010

    This past Saturday, Nov. 23, I competed in my first powerlifting competition – the USPA Central California Powerlifting Championships, which was held in San Luis Obispo. I left with my buddy Drew “Vynsanity/Notorious V.Y.N.” Vyn, from Orange County around 1PM Friday, and weighed in at SLO High School at 5:30PM on Friday night. I weighed […]

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