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We've already told you all about the feats of strength from powerlifter Sherine Marcelle. Her latest three-rep deadlift max might top them all.
Larry "Wheels" Williams is a jack of all trades. His next step? Competing as a Classic Physique bodybuilder before the year is out.
Conditioning is a vital part of your everyday fitness, and these landmine workouts will add some serious oomph to your routine.
Sherine Marcelle Teases Deadlift Glory
Powerlifter Sherine Marcelle dialed back on her competition appearances in the second half of 2022. But at just two and a half months into 2023, it's clear she's ready to hit the ground running this year.
Last week, Marcelle finished a raw 227.5-kilogram (501-pound) three-rep deadlift during an intense training session. Oh, sorry. It was a personal record (PR). Cool, right? Oh, sorry again. Marcelle achieved this pull beltless. Marcelle is returning to competition in the coming weeks, and we can't wait to see what else she has in store.
Larry Wheels Wants To Be Classic
Larry Wheels is known for being a strength sports extraordinaire. One day, he'll compete as a powerlifter. On another, he might put Atlas stones onto podiums as a strongman. And when the dust has settled, he'll pose on a stage as a bodybuilder.
It's this last mission that appears most important to him moving forward.
In an interview with RxMuscle, Wheels said he'd return to bodybuilding soon. But not in the Men's Open division. No, no, he's going to be a Classic Physique competitor. Why? His health comes first as exciting personal goals come into focus.
“Where I’m at with my journey right now is taking a healthier approach to achieving my goals," he said in the interview. "I’m recently engaged. I intend on having a family.”
Well said, sir. Well said.
Land Better Conditioning With a Landmine
You might have noticed folks occasionally lifting and twisting a barbell fixed to the ground at your local gym. It looks confusing at first, but it actually serves a great purpose. It's called landmine training, and it's one of the best ways to add some much-needed variety to your gym routine.
Whether you want a more powerful upper body or a new way to train legs, these landmine workouts will jumpstart your path to better conditioning and increased strength.
Kasemsand Senumong's IPF Chase
- Kasemsand Senumong isn't officially the world's strongest 66-kilogram powerlifter. But a recent series of deadlifts shows he soon might be.
- With the CrossFit Open behind us, Dani Speegle and Tola Morakinyo were the big winners of the final workout.
- If you're missing single-leg training, you're missing results. Here's how to build size and strength with the reverse lunge.
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The Results Are In!
In the February 20, 2023, edition of The BarBend Newsletter, we ran a poll asking readers what their fitness goals are for spring. Here are the results.
- Build muscle (38.72%)
- Lose fat (26.38%)
- Boost strength (19.15%)
- Train for competition (6.38%)
- Improve cardio (5.53%)
- Other (3.84%)