Gary Reichert


I have a warped perspective. The vast majority of my life has revolved around strength.

My first powerlifting competition was in 1981, the Pennsylvania State Collegiate Championships in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Since then I have competed in National, International and World Championships with some degree of success.

My formal education ended with a Masters in Exercise Science from the University of Iowa.

My professional career was in the fitness industry as well. In the mid 1980?s I was a Graduate Assistant strength coach with Hawkeye Football. Since then I have owned gyms, opened gyms as a consultant, redesigned a strength training line and sold a ton of hard-core strength training equipment.

Best Lifts in International Competition At 165:

Squat - 639 (1990, Moscow)
Bench - 320 (2000, Las Vegas)
Deadlift - 606 (2002, Helsinki)

At 148

Squat - 572 (2003, Calgary)
Bench - 292 (2003, Calgary)
Deadlift - 600 (1996, Oklahoma City)


  • That's A Wrap: How To Wrap Your Knees

    We all have habits, learned when we were just starting out. Simple things, like for instance, how we wrap our knees. Learn how to wrap your knees the correct way...

  • KISS: Learn How You Can Lift 4 Times Your Bodyweight.

    I was training for my first international competition. My squat was the best it's ever been. I had some big numbers in training, but separated the AC joint in my right shoulder at an exhibition...the monster lifts were not meant to be!

  • Into The Light: The Benefits Of Competition!

    I am on deck. The announcer calls out my name and the weight on the bar, 15 pounds over my own PR and what I need to clinch second place on body weight...