Power Lifters Bench and give Thanks

Power lifter bench press new best records through a community engagement, known as “Friends-Giving.”
Published: Nov. 15, 2020 at 6:44 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Thanksgiving is around the corner, and a group of power-lifters are mixing weight lifting and Friends-giving. Above the Rest Training System, of Cheyenne is a small business that seems to thrive based off local members staying consistent to the training methods, or the community engagements the gym host throughout the seasons.

Two times a year these power-lifting enthusiasts test their strengths and set new personal best records. Mark Bridges, of Cheyenne, came in only benching 200 pounds at the beginning of the year, and as of yesterday he reached a new best of 300 pounds moving his name up the board.

The Local training center, says the Collaboration between beginners and vets is the key to moving the sport of power-lifting forward locally. “I like to think it’s a constant reminder that the board sits and hangs in the gym as motivation. It’s something they can be proud of seeing their peers grow. It makes our lifters feel like they are a part of something,” Above The Rest Training Systems, Travis Bogard said.

Once the weights are racked and the chalk is cleaned off their hands, the lifters break bread with each other with a Friends-giving feast. "As soon as the bench pressing was done and the barbecue feast began, everybody was all smiles, it helped to cement that community building focus that we have for the event. "


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