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2020 Deadliest Deadlift & Bench

2020 Deadliest Deadlift & Bench

With 3 previous winners of this event in the Men’s section and two well credentialed interstate guest making their debuts at the Deadliest Deadlift and Bench, this was always going to be a hotly contested competition for both male and female divisions. Held for the 13th straight year on the wharf, outside Cicerellos Seafood Restaurant…

Record Boards: The Ultimate Motivator

Record Boards - The Ultimate Motivator

Those that have spent time inside Muscle Pit know we have an array of specialized equipment specific to our needs to help accelerate the development of maximal strength in the quickest time frame possible. These apparatuses assist in adding exercise variation to our training programs which prevent adaptation which in turn slows progress. The variety…

Muscle Pit: Strong Breeds Strong

Strong Beers Strong

The Attraction One thing for sure Muscle Pit is not a pretty gym, it’s not a Goodlife, Snap 24/7 or Jerk off Anytime type of gym. In here the summers are hot the winters are cold. The equipment doesn’t shine – the steel here is battered and the platforms are drenched in sweat. So, what’s…

The Importance of Hydration


After a delayed start to the Perth Summer this year, the furnaces switch has well and truly been flipped to ‘on’ and with a series of 38 degree days forecasted over the next few days, one thing for sure is that Muscle Pit is going to be hotter than Lucifer’s arsehole after a feed of…

From a Gentle Blow to a Fresh Breeze – Muscle Pit Highlights 2016


With another year rapidly coming to an end and our Awards Night and Xmas Party concluded I thought for those that are genuinely interested it would be an pertinent time to pen a reflection summarising our gym’s growth and team highlights for 2016. Disclaimer: As I state each year since penning these annual summations I…

2016 Deadlift & Bench Report


Wow… How good was that?!! The 2016 Deadliest Deadlift & Bench proved to be the closest contest in the events 10-year history. It was an absolute nail biter going right down to the final round of competition before the top 6 placings were sorted – with less than a 1 point co-efficient between the top…

Frank Lamp – Founder of Australian Powerlifting


89-year-old Frank Lamp is a man many of you that have been involved with the sport of Powerlifting over the last 30 years have never heard of…… and yet this is the man that started Powerlifting here in West Australia in 1972 and along with two others; Yuri Sterns and Bill Keir that same year…

Preview of WAPA’s 2016 Deadliest Deadlift and Bench


The WAPA’s 2016 Deadliest Deadlift and Bench takes place this weekend and this show looks likely to be an absolute ripper. This by far is my favourite comp of the year – based at Mews Park in Fremantle virtually on the steps of Cicerello’s Seafood Restaurant; this outdoor event has proven a winner. The wharf…

2016 Wild West Shoot-Out


The powerlifting world descended on Bunbury for the annual Wild West Shoot-Out. Graciously hosted this year by Jodie Testrow and her team at Pro Fitness; 22 competitors and a large cheer squad from around the state made the journey south to support this event which has become one of the highlights of the powerlifting calendar….

2016 Mortal Kombat Novice Powerlifting Competition

Mortal Kombat Blog Cover

One thing for sure is that the sport of Powerlifting in this state is going from strength to strength in both participant numbers and lifting standards. Of the 23 lifters that took the opportunity to participate at WAPA’s first novice Powerlifting competition for 2016; 20 were doing their very first competition. The great thing about…