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The mission of this website is to assist Power Lifters, Educators and Athletes who would love to know the proper starting point and progression toward achieving success with a proven program.

Russell Husted Powerlifting World Champion and Author sharing the proper techniques, methods and routines for Squats, Deadlift and Benchpress
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Russell “Russ” Husted was born in Flint, Michigan

Educational Background
Associate in Science Degree –
Flint Community Jr. College, Flint, Mi.
(Track & Field Scholarship)

Bachelor of Science Degree –
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City , Tennessee
(Track & Field Scholarship)

Masters Degree in Education –
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mi.

Additional Graduate Work towards PhD 21 HRs.

Lifetime Athletic Achievements

High School – football, basketball, and track (State Champion in the High Hurdles).
College – track & field. Powerlifting career began at the age 21 and has continued into the senior years.

Personal Achievements in Powerlifting
– State (Michigan) records for the bench press in the following weight classes – 198, 220, 242, 275 and the Super heavy-weight
– National bench Press (drug free) records in the 275 and
Super heavy weight classes.
– 1968 – Broke the (WORLD) record for the bench press in the 242 lb. class with a “raw”
Lift of 530 lbs.

Professional Achievements

– 35 years as an educator and strength trainer for high school athletics, Mt. Morris High School, Mt. Morris, Mi.
– 35 years as a powerlifting coach for Mt. Morris High School, Mt. Morris, Mi.
– 5 consecutive state (Mi.) powerlifting (years 1982 – 1986)
– 1984 girls National Powerlifting Champions
“boys “runners-up”
Indianapolis, Indiana
– Additional 3 years powerlifting coach Flint powers Catholic High School,
Flint, Michigan.