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Athlete Articles, Connor Lutz -

by Connor Lutz The women’s competition this year is filled with drama before the event has even begun, as if that’s a surprise to anyone… The root cause of this drama can ultimately be determined to be a result of one lifter who isn’t even competing; Jessica Benedetto. Jessica has been a long time competitor in the CPU’s 57kg class and has opted out of this years competition. I believe this resulted in a ripple affect across the light weight women’s classes as these ladies jockey for position to qualify for the world championships! 47kg Nominations Wong Rhonda AB 322.5...

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by Connor Lutz The sport of powerlifting in Canada has grown exponentially over the past couple years and participation at the 2018 Canadian Powerlifting Union (CPU) National Championships, in Calgary Alberta, is no exception. A combination of factors such as an accessible location, Canada being the host nation for the 2018 Classic World Championships and the increased popularity of powerlifting have all contributed to the largest National Championships to date! With 523 registered lifters there is no doubt fans can expect a multitude of podium battles with Canada’s strongest vying for the opportunity to represent Canada on the world stage...

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Alyssa Smith -

by Alyssa Smith When competing for the first time we tend to over analyze and worry about minor things that may negatively impact our performance. When you’re going into your first competition there are a thousand different things going on in your head some of them might sound like this: “I forgot my membership card; what am I going to do?” “I forgot all of my equipment, holy crap!” “That lifter is much stronger than me, what am I doing here?” “Rack Heights? What’s that? Maybe I’m not ready for this.” The list goes on (and yes, I’ve done all...

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Athlete Articles, Vicky Taylor-Hood -

By Vicky Taylor-Hood “Do you ever wish you could turn back time?” I remember casually asking a friend one day. I was thinking about when I first started lifting and when many things seemed simpler, when progress was a straight line from Point A to Point B, and when I had fewer questions and more certainty about certain things.  I was wistfully remembering when things seemed easier. Wishing myself back to being 38 or 39. Back when I didn’t have the first inkling of what challenges, disasters, triumphs and lessons lay ahead and was blissfully unaware of how little I...

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Teresa Parsons -

by Teresa Parsons If you are contemplating competing in powerlifting but have been putting it off until you are stronger, bigger, smaller or otherwise more prepared this blog is for you. If you think you are interested in competing and can safely execute a squat, bench and deadlift then you might be as ready as you will ever be. I was signed up for my first competition before I even really knew what powerlifting was, and I have not looked back on that decision. For me it took one competition and I was hooked. Had I not made the decision...

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