MVS Lifters will be taking part in the Strongest Tofu Tanks In Town at the 2012 Sustainable Living Festival. This event is organised by Animal Liberation Victoria and Uproar and sponsored by Powerlifting Australia.
Featuring Mr Natural Universe 2009 Billy Simmonds, champion bodybuilder Joel Kirkilis, and gold-medal herbivore heavyweight Noah Hannibal.
Hosted by Triple J’s Lindsay “The Doctor” McDougall.
Come along and watch our anti-beef beefcakes smash stereotypes of the vegan weakling and wow you with their pecs, packs and body-building prowess!
MVS Powerlifter Noah Hannibal was recently interviewed by Joshua Katcher for the The Discerning Brute – Fashion, Food and Etiquette for the Ethically Handsome Male. In July Noah also won the gold medal in the heavyweight division of the Australian National Bench Press Championships.
“Noah Hannibal, AKA Vegan Tank, is one tough Aussie. That’s right, not every dude down-under is clogging up all their plumbing at Outback Steak House, or hunting crocks and kangaroos with boomerangs and giant knives… Competitive powerlifter, hero to animals, photographer, designer, and all-around gentleman, Vegan Tank is a true 21st century man, blazing a trail that redefines masculinity and stands proudly by conscientious machismo.” – Read the interview
MVS comrade in iron JP, competing in the 105kg weight division of the UK’s Strongman Northern Championships.
MVS’s Andrew Clark and Noah Hannibal lifted in the 2010 Victorian Open put on by Powerlifting Australia. Andrew squatted 160kg, benched 97.5kg and deadlifted 212.5kg for a raw comp pb total of 470kg and the silver medal in the 90kg weight division. Noah squatted 207.5kg, benched 180kg (in a bench shirt) and deadlifted 230kg for a comp pb total of 617.5kg and the silver medal in the 125kg weight division.
Andrew Clark lifting 470kg total
Hannibal’s 180kg bench press
Hannibal and Andy with their silver medals
Four powerlifters from MVS competed in the Global One IPF (International Powerlifting Federation) competition last weekend. It was a hugely successful day where ignorant stereotypes about veganism, such as that you can’t build muscle and get strong without eating animal products, were well and truly smashed.
Noah Hannibal took the ‘best lifter’ trophy home, squatting 200kg, bench pressing 170kg and deadlifting 230kg for a 600kg (1,320lb) total. Joel Kirkilis and Andrew Clark , competing in their first competition, won their weight divisions and Patrick Virtue came second in his. Photos from the competition can be viewed in the photo and video section.
Joel Kirkilis deadlifting a 195kg PB on his way to a 500kg total
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Last week saw vegan powerlifters take to the platform in two continents in meets organised by Powerlifting Australia and the American Powerlifting Association. Noah Hannibal from MVS lifted in his first competition, and Eric Gribkoff from veganfitness.net smashed all his PBs in the APA 2009 Raw Northwestern Championships.
Hannibal lifting at the Geelong Open, February 2009 (520kg total)
Eric lifting at the APA 2009 Raw Northwestern Championships (504.5kg total)