My brother, Mike is a competitive Powerlifter and competes in the 275 lb weight class. He took home 1st place in each discipline, squat, bench press and deadlift and also took home 1st place trophy for the highest total of the meet with a total number of 1,900 pounds lifted. He squatted 700 pounds, benched 500 and deadlifted 700 pounds. He has another meet next weekend. He's been featured in a couple of magazines here in the US.