Anthony Ricciuto


Anthony is the current Sports Nutrition Editor for Powerlifting USA magazine. He was a former competitive drug free powerlifter in the 198 and 220 classes.

His Titles Include:

  • 1992 W.N.P.F. World Deadlifting Champion (14-16 years age group)
  • 1993 W.N.P.F. Pennsylvania State Deadlifting Champion
  • 1993 W.N.P.F. Life Time Drug Free National Champion (17-19 years age group)
  • 1994 W.N.P.F. World Teenage Deadlifting Champion (17-19 years age group)
  • 1995 W.N.P.F. World Teenage Deadlifting Champion (17-19 years age group)

Anthony set a W.N.P.F. Drug free Teenage (14-16 years) World Record in the Deadlift of 500 pounds in the 220 class that still stands today. Anthony no longer competes in Powerlifting but is a dedicated strength coach and sports nutritionist.

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He served as the Head National Coach for the Canadian Powerlifting Team at the W.N.P.F. World Championships for 4 years. Anthony specializes in working with strength athletes of different sports for training and nutritional program design.

Name: Anthony Ricciuto
Age: 26
Years Training: 14
Weight: 230
Height: 5'8
Favorite Exercise: Deadlift

  • Svend Karlsen - 2001 World's Strongest Man Champion
  • Glen Ross - 3 time Britain's Strongest Man
  • Hugo Girard - 4 Time Canada's and 2 Time North America's Strongest Man
  • Oscar Chaplin III - World Champion and 2000 Sydney Olympic Weightlifter,
  • Mike Ruggeria - 1000 pound squatter and Elite Lifter
  • Joe McAuliffe - Drug Free World Record Holder in the Bench Press 570@198,
  • Larry Miller - Drug Free World Record Holder in the Bench Press 529@165
  • Bill Crawford - 760 Bench Press- World Record @275,
  • Jamie Harris - 771 Bench Press- World Record @SHW
  • Bill Sindelar - USAPL Masters National Champion
  • Tee Myers - 6 time World Drug Free Champion, 760 deadlift@189
  • Jenifer Maille - Teenage World Champion and Record Holder in the Deadlift,
  • Eric Knight - National Bench Press champion
  • Ryan Vierra - 4 Time World Highland Games Champion
  • Hennis Wahsington III - National and World Champion Powerlifter,
  • Karren Sizemore - Biggest Female Bench Press @450 lbs.
  • Liz Willet - Multiple World Drug Free Champion
  • Dione Wessells - World Champion and Top level Strongwoman
  • Wille Wessells - World Champion and over 1000 pound Squatter @ 242
  • Amy Weisburger - 8 time World Champion@132 lbs.
  • Laura Ricciuto - 4 Time Drug Free World Champion Powerlifter
  • Glen Ranno - 4 Time Sub masters World Champion Powerlifter
  • Concetta Cammarata - 2 Time Masters World Champion Powerlifter
  • World's Strongest Powerlifter - Garry Frank - 2640 Total and All Time World Record Deadlift @ 931 lbs.
  • Phil Harrington - Top 181 lifter in the world and squat record holder 838.
  • Ron Palmer - Top 165 pounder 1951 total, over 800 pound squat.
  • Joe Mazza - Top 165 pound bencher Ranked #2 in the world.
  • Gene Rycelak - 900 pound bencher All time highest bench.
  • Kara Bohigian - Top 148 lifter in the world.
  • Steve Goggins - 1102 Squat Multiple world champion and record holder. Top 242 and 275 lifter in the world.
  • Gene Bell- 10 time world champion Top 181 and 198 lifter
  • Jay Picarillo- IPA National Champion
  • Matt Lamarque- World Champion and Biggest Bench at 220 @738
  • Chris Drainius-South African IPF National Champion and Record Holder
  • Frank Ranali- 3 time WNPF masters World Champion
  • John Stafford- World Champion and Top 275 pound lifter 2408 total
  • Mike Brown- 19 yrs old- 730 bench press, Youngest Teenager to Bench over 700

Anthony currently runs a private training and nutritional consulting business in Toronto, Canada working with elite strength athletes, fitness models, actors and bodybuilders.


  • The Fundamentals Of Power Nutrition

    In this article I am going to cover some of the basic yet fundamental aspects of Power Nutrition. Here I will focus on the tried and true basics that will make you a believer in what a proper nutrition plan can do for your powerlifting success.

  • Power Nutrition Q&A

    In this issue of the power nutrition q & a you will learn one of many different methods Anthony has to cleanse the body from steroids to give your body the fresh start it needs...

  • Power Nutrition Q&A - Part Seven!

    In this issue of the power nutrition q & a you will learn the importance of eggs, how they can help you, what detox do you need and more...

  • The Road To 2800+: The Garry Frank Chronicles - Part 1.

    In this article, take a look inside the nutritional practices of this superhuman beast and his secrets for taking his total to unseen heights.

  • Nutritional Mistakes Guaranteed To Ruin Your Powerlifting Success: Part 4!

    The purpose of this series is to help powerlifters fix up many of their nutritional mistakes that are ruining all their hard work in the gym. If you know that your nutritional plan has much to be desired, then read on so you can start implementing...

  • Nutritional Mistakes Guaranteed To Ruin Your Powerlifting Success

    In the third part of this four part series I will be covering some basic mistakes that are made by a lot of powerlifters. I have gotten tons of response from our readers here at about the first two parts and how many of them were guilty..

  • Nutritional Mistakes Guaranteed To Ruin Your Powerlifting Success!

    Learn what are the main mistakes that will decrease the powerlifters performance the most and how to fix them!

  • Power It Up With PowerHouse Grains!

    Today we are going to be discussing some very ancient foods and how they will affect the performance of the strength athlete with internationally recognized holistic nutritionist Ian Murray.

  • Powerful Nutritional Tactics For Meet Day!

    Today is the day of the big competition. You?ve been getting plenty of sleep, even taking those extra power naps that help you recover from those brutal workouts. Learn what you are missing and what to do to be completely prepared!

  • The Power Of Protein!

    In the world of power and strength, is there any nutrient more popular than protein? Of course not! Learn why!

  • Fatten Up Your Total!

    Fat is one of the most powerful nutrients you can consume. This article will explain the difference between the good, the bad, and the ugly, for this hotly debated macronutrient. Fat is where it's at, if you want a big total!

  • The Carbohydrate Manifesto

    In this article we will take a look at what carbohydrates are, their types, and where they can be found in your diet.

  • The Top 25 Ways To Pack On Serious Mass!

    To put on as much lean muscle tissue as possible while minimizing any fat gain. This can only be done through a well planned out nutritional and supplementation program. Here are the next 8 tips to pack it on!