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December 2001

PowerMag Magazine is for the lifters, as the powerlifters of the world are getting restless and out of that restless energy, PowerMag Magazine has emerged for them. We cover the world's strongest sports. On the cover is Brent Mikesell.

December 2001 - Table of Contents


  • Pure Power
    How do you make a winning team out of eight people when no three of them have anything in common?

  • Eat for the Meet
    Avoid weigh-in bombs and elevate your performance with sound nutrition.

  • Powerlifting looks good
    Brains, buff and beauty: female powerlifters have it all. Including Shannon Harnett, Elle Petkova, Heini Koiveniemi, Jenny Thompson, Kara Bohigian, Mellisa Emig, Jenny Burkey, Priscilla Ribic, Stephanie Winegardner, Tina Rinehart, and Elaine Grimwood.

  • Deadlifts
    The forgotten exercises! Including performing the lifts, upward movements, downward movement, points to remember, and more.

  • Brent Mikesell: Squat King
    An interview by Wes Kampen.

  • King of Pain
    The oldest and corniest saying in weightlifting is 'No pain, no gain'. For Ultimate Fighter Daniel Bodish, the phrase takes on a whole new meaning. The former champion college wrestler only gains when he is inflicting pain.

  • A Winning Attitude
    You've got to come around to the conclusion that lifting big iron isn't just for the other guys. It's for you too.


  • Editorial
    Merry Christmas to All, by Jake Jones.

  • Ask Dr. Squat
    The young lifter: Testing your limit strength. How do you stack up?

  • Powerbriefs
    Powerlifting, NFL may meet at the Arnold Classic. Gillingham deadlifts at the Mr. O; 19 year old sets new teen Bench Record at 605; and more.

  • IPA Corner
    Information on the upcoming year f the IPA, from Rob Capozzolo.

  • Bob's Underground
    Bench Shirts: Part II. A trip to Denimland.

  • Meet Results
    WPA World Record Breakers, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

  • Pain Be Gone!
    Dealing with soft tissue adhesions and improving performance with active release techniques.

  • Nothing But Net
    Don't have Internet Access but still want to check out the latest in powerlifting news and discussions. Here is the best of the web.

  • Hall Of Fame
    Including the Men's 1,000 pounds Squat Hall of Fame, and the Men's 700 pound Bench Press Hall of Fame.

  • Contest: APF Michigan Wolverine Open
    October 13, 200. Welcome to the longest running meet in the state of Michigan.

  • Contest: APA Bench Press Nationals
    August 18, 2001, in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • Coming Up
    Upcoming Meet Listings.