Curtis Dennis Jr.

Background

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I started bodybuilding when I first took look at Flex Magazine. I've always been amazed by muscles, even in comics. From that point on, I was hooked on working out.

First, I started out working out from my house and then it went to my high school's weight room. At this time, I had met up with a powerlifter who was about my age at the time, 16, and was already benching 365. We arm wrestled against each other and he pretty much beat really...really easily. That's when I realized that I wanted to be defined and strong too, so I got hooked on powerlifting. I went about it through football, then I realized the love I have for lifting and quit football, practically.

Since 1997, I've competed in eight powerlifting competitions and placed first in five of them. I still compete today even though I've dropped body fat just to have the look of a bodybuilder, I'm stronger now at 220 than I ever was at 246. My bench is currently 350 for a double, 545 squat (not deep), and 540 deadlift. I'm hoping to compete in the nationals this year and really compete with the best!

1999 WNPF Alabama State Powerlifting Champion
2000 WNPF Alabama State Powerlifting Champion
2000 USPF Alabama State Powerlifting Champion

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Name: Curtis "naturalfreak" Dennis Jr.
Years Bodybuilding: 9 years
Favorite Bodyparts: Shoulders, chest, and arms
Favorite Exercise: Deadlifts
Favorite Supplements: Cell-tech Hardcore, Nitrotech
Body Fat: 12%
Age: 21
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 250 lbs.
Chest: 50"
Calves: 17"
Legs: 28 1/4"
Arms: 19"
Waist: 36"

Articles

  • How To Stick With It

    Read the muscle magazines for the info, not for the pics. Don't be afraid to apply the knowledge in everyday training and dieting.

  • An Interview With Josh Bryant - Part Two!

    In part two of this interview with young gun Josh Bryant, Josh talks about what it feels like to bench over 600, his future goals and much more!

  • Train Or Die/Metal Rage Attitude!

    When I started my message board, I found out that others were about the same thing as well. It was really amazing to see that everyone was taking and living the trainordie attitude further than I thought possible.

  • Training Weaknesses - Part 3!

    In part three of this series, learn about how to train your weaknesses on the deadlift and how to develop better deadlift technique!

  • An Interview With Strongman Shawn Lattimer!

    Shawn Lattimer is one of the four men in the world who are amongst the strongest benchers in the world and is not only going to join Gene in the 900 club but is planning on being the first at the 1000 bench!

  • Training Weaknesses - Part 2.

    In part two of this series, learn about how to train your weaknesses on the bench press and how to develop a more powerful bench!

  • Training Weaknesses - Part 1!

    Training weaknesses is what powerlifters train for really. Every meet and/or every session, there is always something to improve upon. Here I'm going to talk about the typical training weaknesses on the big 3 that you can go about in the gym!

  • Bill Kazmaier Profile!

    What do you think of when you think of Bill Kazmaier? Does Big Kaz come to mind? How about 3-time World's strongest man?

  • How To Train Your Grip!

    When you talk about guys benching 700+ on the bench or squatting over 1000 or deadlifting over 900, do you think about strength? Of course, but imagine what their grip must be like. Learn how to get a vice-like grip!

  • An Interview With Bill Carpenter, #3.

    Since the last interview Bill has changed up his training quite a bit and has successfully hit not only 700 but hit 722 as well at the Bench Bash for Cash. Read on, because Bill is heading to 750 and then, 800!

  • An Interview With Dave Gulledge: A Young Gun!

    Introducing Dave Gulledge. Pursuing his Masters at Kansas City and shooting for the title of youngest person to get a 700lb bench, Dave Gulledge is truly a young gun in the making!

  • An Interview With Mike Ruggeria: Moving On Up!

    Already one of the top superheavy weights in the world, Mike is quickly making startling strength gains due in part to his dedication and training methods implemented from Westside Barbell.

  • The Impossible Is Possible: The Bench Is Raised!

    Just when you think the records couldn't be broken again, someone comes out and shatters them. As powerlifting gets more popular, more and more people are putting up huge weights and breaking records along the way!

  • WABDL Alabama State Meet: My Best Meet Yet!

    Before May, I had more bad meets than good. Some I pulled it out and some I didn't. But let me tell you the experience I had with this meet!

  • An Interview With Mike Miller.

    Introducing Mike Miller. Owner of a gym and a student of Metal Militia, Mike is quickly becoming the world's largest strength athlete with his goal currently set on the bench press. With a 1115 squat and a 2405 total. He is becoming a triple threat.

  • Bench Press History Being Made... Again!

    Months and months have passed and more and more lifters continue to make history in this sport. It's great because now the sport is getting more recognition, and the more of that we get the more people get to know about this sport.

  • Mendelson Makes History.

    Between the 'Bench America' and 'APF seniors' a lot of good lifters took down some big records. Bench America made history by putting on the first 'non-sanctioned' meet ever allowing virtually the best to compete with the best! Let's get started!

  • How To Get Into Powerlifting

    When I started powerlifting, I had trouble finding info or someone who was in powerlifting. This is the reason I have put my years of experiaces into one place. Find out what you need to get started in powerlifing!

  • An Interview With Bill Carpenter: # 2.

    Bill was one of the competitors at the Bench America contest on July 5th, 2003. Bill deserved his spot amongst the best at this contest. Bill attempted 680 in the 242s and threw it up easy.

  • Increase Your Bench With Metal Militia Training!

    A few weeks before my next week I was stuck at 405 lbs in the bench. Using the metal militia training, I increased my bench by over 100 lbs in less than 6 months! Learn how I did it!