Powerlifting Interviews

Getting to Know Ray Williams

Ray Squatting 9 Plates

Ray Williams recently came out of nowhere squatting a mind blowing 905 pounds, completely raw! Amazingly, this was only his second competition! In this in-depth interview, Ray reminds us just how powerful simple training and consistency can be. LIFT: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? What are your current best lifts? I… → Read More

Meet the Hines Brothers


Jeremy and Jordan Hines are some of the strongest brothers around! With Jeremy boasting a huge 565 pound raw bench, and Jordan totaling 1763 at 250 pounds in competition, they mean business! Learn how they manage to pull all of this off… drug free! LIFT: Can you tell us a little bit about yourselves. Give… → Read More

Ben Rice Interview


 LIFT: Just to start off, can you tell us a bit about your achievements to date? Many of my achievements are more about personal goals being reached, but some notable moments of my lifting career would include totaling 1746@195 Raw with wraps with a 661 squat 352 bench and 733 deadlift all drug free, 5… → Read More

Matthew Sohmer Interview


  Matt Sohmer recently became the youngest person to ever squat 800 pounds raw, no knee wraps. At the time of this interview he has totaled 1835 without equipment, at only 19 years old. He is one of the greatest squatters of his generation.   LIFT: Matt, can you tell us a little about yourself,… → Read More

Jesse Norris Interview


Jesse Norris recently shocked the Powerlifting world when he put up a huge 1850 lb. raw total in the 198 lb. class. In doing so, he broke several all-time world records. He has the highest no-wraps squat in the 198’s and the highest total. Furthermore, Jesse is only 19 years old and set these records… → Read More

Pete Rubish Interview

Pete Rubish

Pete Rubish is one of the strongest young powerlifters around, and he is without a doubt the most intense. His popularity ignited through youtube and he quickly became known for his massive deadlifts and through the roof intensity. We are proud to introduce to you, Pete Rubish. LIFT: Can you tell us a little about… → Read More

Chris Hickson Interview


LIFT: Can you tell us a little about yourself, give us a little background? (Injuries, issues you have overcome, etc) I come from an athletic background, growing up I was constantly doing something with sports. I started working out with weights as early as 8 or 9 years old, and faintly remember doing 500 decline… → Read More

Brandon Lilly Interview


  LIFT: Can you introduce your self and tell us a little bit about you? I am the creator of the Cube Method, and currently train at Berea Barbell in Berea, KY. I have trained at some of the world’s best powerlifting gyms including Westside Barbell, Lexen Xtreme, and Guerrilla Squad Barbell. As of this… → Read More