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Big Dogs 4 New World Order

Just building some hype for this comp coming up towards the end of the year. 4th iteration of this comp run by ProRaw in Australia, big prize money, no weight classes, biggest total wins. This year they are running a women’s equivalent too.

I might go see this one in person and will be excited to see Yury Belkin especially. Graham Hicks is a bit of an unknown coming from strongman. He has a massive bench and deadlift.

There’s a bunch of other big lifters and a couple who are close or capable of breaking the ATWR raw total 1140kg (a bit over 2500 lbs) set by Malanichev at a previous a Big Dogs comp.

Dylan Hellriegel is close. If not this time around he’ll get it sooner or later. He is pretty young

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Malanichev is not competing?

It’s kind of strange to see Belkin’s name on that list seeing as the other guys all weigh 100+lbs more than him. But his PR total is only 49kg away from the top guy, which is even more crazy. He must be some kind of cyborg or something, it just doesn’t make sense.


I really, really hope he just starts gaining weight from now till the comp. Imagine him walking around at 260+ lbs…

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Plenty of big names not there like Petr Petras and Lilliebridge but still a lot of time to get more people in.

It’s been a long time since Malanichev has put together a decent total by his standards. Injuries and age finally catching him. Even if he did rock up he might not even podium.

The bloatiest guy around lol. Would probably push his squat and bench up but might fuck his deadlift

Yeah, he would squat 1000.

That’s true, looks like he is past his prime and other people are catching up. I know he tore a quad fairly recently, at the Tribute his squat was well below expectations.

I had the exact same conversation with my friend yesterday about Belkin being the biggest freak ever and competing at big dogs

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From what I’ve seen Malan is taking it relatively easy and living the life travelling all over the place and promoting powerlifting. I think he deserves the good times. I dunno if many powerlifter ever officially retire but he’s gonna down as one of the greats of the modern era already so no worries

Hellreigel is probably gonna take the total record sooner or later. It was like with Julius mAddox taking down the bench record only a matter of time. Most recent comp was March 1105kg total (improvement of ~40kg from last meet that was October last year)