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In this interview, I sit down with Ryan “Bench Monster” Kennelly. Ryan recently took a several year hiatus from the sport after dominating the shirted bench press world for quite some time. Ryan has more over 1000-pound competition bench presses than any other lifter. His best record-setting lift was an incredible 1075. Many people probably are not aware that of benchers of his caliber, Ryan is one of the very few who have never had any major pec or shoulder issue requiring medical intervention. Ryan is a master of the technical aspect of benching and doing so safely to preserve his lifting career. In this interview we discuss his return to the sport and his goals.

WATCH: Chris Duffin Interviews All-Time Record Holder Sam Byrd

 APA-WPA World Championship Powerlifting October 6-9th, 2016 Full Power, Bench or Deadlift Only. Drug-Tested or Non-Tested. RAW, Equipped or Unlimited Gear. LINK TO ENTRY FORM BELOW:LINKLink to Facebook Event Page (updates and information posted here)PAY BELOW – ENTRY FORM MUST ALSO BE FILLED OUT AND EMAILED IN FOR ENTRY TO BE COMPLETE!The late fee cutoff date for entries will be Friday, September 23. Entries received after this date will have to include a $50 late fee. Entry Fee OptionsPowerlifting (PL) $125.00 USD Single Lift (SL) $85.00 USD PL - w/Late Fee $175.00 USD SL - W/Late Fee $135.00 USD PL - 2 Divisions $155.00 USD SL - 2 Divisions $115.00 USD PL - 2 Divisions Late $205.00 USD SL - 2 Divisions Late $165.00 USD...

By James Breese – February 28, 2015

Strength Matters Whiskey

Episode 34.

In this episode, Seb and Josh interview Chris Duffin, which has to be one of the most inspiring background stories we’ve ever shared. Words cannot do it justice…. so here’s a brief background on Chris and then we highly recommend listening to this gem of an episode…

Chris is an accomplished powerlifter, coach, and gym owner. He is the world record holder for the raw squat in the 220lb class. He also holds a Guinness World Record for the most weight deadlifted in one minute at 17,010 pounds (42 reps of 405lbs). Chris Duffin is the head coach and co-owner of Elite Performance Center in Portland, Oregon.

WPA World Qualifier April 16-17, 2016Meet Entry Form: APA-WPA Elite Spring ChallengeAPA-WPA Powerlifting April 16-17, 2016 (Saturday-Sunday) Full Power, Bench or Deadlift Only. Drug Tested or Non-Tested. RAW, Equipped or Unlimited Gear All Women, Men and Teens on Sunday. All men on Saturday....

October 19, 2015

On November 7-8 I’ll be taking part of a brand new workshop series called Masters of Movement, occurring in New York at Halevy Life. This workshop will feature 4 half-day presentations from myself, as well as Charlie Weingroff, Chris Duffin, and Leo Totten.

The basic premise of the workshop is talking about how to become the best coach possible for working with how well people move, prevent injuries, improve performance, and generally kick ass at life.


Leo Totten is a level 5 senior international coach for USA Weightlifting and has spent over 30 years training athletes, including working with 2 Olympic teams and 5 World Championship teams as well as many high school and collegiate programs.

In this episode of the Super Strength Show, the Mad Scientist of Powerlifting, Chris Duffin, takes us on his journey to making massive gains without pain!

More Specifically in this Episode

• Vision, consistency, and hard work.
• Outworking every person around you, every single day.
• The benefits of stepping into the unknown.
• Defining your limits and testing your real strength!
• Be strong physically, mentally and emotionally.
• Apply the strength that you have in the most efficient manner possible.
• One of the most effective ways to rehab an injury.
• Take care of all the little things, and the big things will happen.
• Live, learn, and share!