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.


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    This Q&A is put together to help you answer some commonly asked questions about nutrition and supplementation. Today I answer some questions about creatine and how to tell which supplements are scams or not.

  • Power Nutrition Q&A - Part Twelve!

    This Q&A will fill you in on some questions about melatonin, fiber, fat loss & strength gain, and zinc. Read on to learn more about these and see if they would answer some of your own questions.

  • Power Nutrition Q&A - Part Eleven!

    This Q&A will fill you in on some questions about failing during a lifting competition, cottage cheese & yogurt, and about how complex a real powerlifter diet really is. Check it out!

  • Power Nutrition Kitchen - Cooking With Phil Harrington!

    Here is an inside look into the kitchen of powerlifting's hottest middleweight star Phil Harrington! Read on to learn more about what foods and beverages he keeps. Just think if everyone kept a kitchen like this!

  • Power Nutrition Q&A - Part Ten!

    What is the secret to success as a powerlifter? You guessed it... Recovery! This Q&A will fill you in on some myths and truths about the supplements for recovery and improvement of powerlifters. Check it out!

  • The Power Nutrition Supplement - Keys To Recovery: Part I.

    This is the first part of a 2-part series on how to properly choose the right supplements to increase your rate of recovery. Find out what Garry Frank, Phil Harrington, Travis Mash use to help them recover from their intense workouts!

  • 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.

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  • Power Nutrition Q&A - Part Eight!

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  • Power Nutrition Q&A - Part Seven!

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

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    In this article I am going to layout some of the things that following a customized nutrition plan can do for you - the hardcore powerlifter.

  • How Well Do You Know Your Power Nutrition?

    So what I have laid out here is a nice little quiz for all you iron freaks to see if you have learned anything from all my articles. So get yourself a pencil and sit down and take the Power Nutrition Quiz.

  • Power Nutrition Q&A - Part Six!

    In this issue of the power nutrition q & a you will learn all about fat-soluable and water-soluable vitamins, the truth about supplement use and effectiveness, some facts about fish oil and much more...

  • Power Nutrition Q&A - Part Four!

    In this issue of the power nutrition q & a you will learn about healty, protein rich cereals, all about the amount of protein you should consume and its importance, which protein bars are right for you and more...

  • Power Nutrition Q&A - Part Two!

    In this issue of the power nutrition q & a you will learn all about the difference between sweet potato and baked potatos, all about omega fats, if fruit is important to incorporate into your diet, tasty grains to add to your diet and more...

  • Dissecting And Rebuilding Your Daily Nutrition!

    This article will dissect and rebuild an example daily nutrtional program given by a powerlifter looking for answers. You can apply the information gathered from this article to your own nutritional program to achieve your goals faster!

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