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A montage of 8-time world powerlifting champion, Michael David Raya's, powerlifting career

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Full Circle

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Powerlifting: the application of proper leverage, center of gravity, and speed in three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift.

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Michael David Raya began powerlifting in 1984. In spite of being disabled by scoliosis, he persevered to become 8-time world champion.

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“. . .my power is made perfect in weakness.” II Corinthians 12:9

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Michael becomes assistant manager of Central IL Weightlifting in 1986.

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Taking a break with Ax and Smash – The WWF’s Demolition (1987)

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1989 APF Northwest IL Festival of Powerlifting 3rd Place

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1989 USPF United States National Deadlift Championships Lansing, Michigan 560 @ 198 lb. 2nd Place

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1st Place 1989 Illinois State Fair Deadlift Championships

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1990 SAFC Bench Press Championships Springfield, Illinois 365-lb. bench press

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Miller High Life’s 1990 APF Mid-America Powerlifting Championships Kenosha, WI

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Brad’s Gym team champions pose for the cameras.

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1991 Central Iowa Open Des Moines, Iowa

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1991 Central USA Power Classic

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Jim Herrman (left) & Michael Raya (right) during U.S. tour of Vladimir Mironov (center), Russia’s No. 1-rated powerlifter.

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Carnaghi’s Power Team 1991 Illinois State Powerlifting Champions

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Mike deadlifting 940 lb. with the late Roy Mason

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1992 IL State – Mike Raya & Jim Herrman lifting 1,100 lb.

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With promoter Jeff Baird at the 1992 NASA Regionals

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1994 SLP Fall Bench Press/Deadlift Classic 560 lb. deadlift @ 198 lb.

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Accepting trophy from Dr. Darrell Latch

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SLP Illinois state record deadlift March 2003 565 @ 198 lb.

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2004 Guy Carlton Memorial Springfield, Illinois 575 @ 198 lb.

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2004 SLP national deadlift record 580 @ 198 lb.

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1st Place Masters 45-49 2005 ANPPC World Cup

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570-lb. ANPPC world deadlift record @ 198 lb.

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2005 SLP world deadlift record 570 @ 198 lb.

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2006 ANPPC world deadlift record 545 @ 181 lb.

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2006 SLP world record deadlift 550 @ 181 lb.

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1st Place 2007 ANPPC World Cup

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575-lb. Illinois State Record Tuscola, IL Dec. 2008

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575-lb. Indiana State Record Clinton, IN March 2009

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Best lifters Jason Irving, IPF World Bench Press Champion, and Mike Raya.

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2009 Missouri State Record 570 lb. @ 192 lb. bwt.

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2010 Central IL Winter Open 570 lb. @ 181 lb. bodyweight!

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2010 Illinois Open 2010 Illinois Open 1st attempt: 525 lb.

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2nd attempt: 550 lb.

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3rd attempt: 575 @ 181! IL State & Nat’l Record

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2010 IL State Fair 1st Place 540 lb.

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Over the past 26 years, Michael has won 129 awards including: 14 state titles 15 state records 5 national titles 8 national records 8 world titles 9 world records He has trained over 1,000 clients.

In a continuing effort to help men and women learn safe and effective weight training, Michael unveils his new e-book: : 

Effective Weight Training for the 21st Century In a continuing effort to help men and women learn safe and effective weight training, Michael unveils his new e-book:

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Effective Weight Training for the 21st Century is more than just another weightlifting book. It contains sound weight loss techniques, including a sample diet for men and women.

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Effective Weight Training for the 21st Century is offered in .pdf format for just $18.95 plus shipping and handling. To order, call (309) 363-2398 or send $18.95 plus $3.95 s&h to: Michael David Raya 2921 N. University St. Peoria, IL 61604 Please allow two weeks for delivery.

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