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

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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…


Frank Lamp – Founder of Australian Powerlifting

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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

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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 Mortal Kombat Novice Powerlifting Competition

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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…


The 2016 King of the Bench

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What a day to have an outdoor event!!! With the weather overcast and the consistent fall of light rain, the WAPA 2016 King of the Bench State Championships was held in less than ideal conditions. However despite the weather, 23 competitors stepped onto the platform in front of approximately 200 spectators who huddled together to…


Honouring the Past: Joe MacGowan & Linda Miller

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Prologue One of my core values in life that was instilled in me from an early age was the importance of one’s history; to know your culture & ancestry was paramount in knowing who you are and how you became. Taking pride from your forefather’s achievements as well as acknowledging the mistakes made for future…


2016 HULK SMASH Deadlift Competition

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The 2016 West Australian Powerlifting Association (WAPA) season started with a huge roar at the inaugural Hulk Smash Deadlift Competition on Saturday 6th of February courtesy of hosts Heavy Duty Gym in Clarkson. With the sweltering heat this time of year it was decided to run the meet as a twilight concept with the view…


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