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UPA Illinois 2017 Single Lift Series Meets

Jakked Hardcore & UPA Illinois presents '2017 UPA IL Single Lift Series' - Public Announcement.  Attention All lifters and strength athletes!! Jakked Hardcore Gym and UPA Illinois is proud to bring to you: 'UPA Illinois 2017 Single Lift Series' This, one of a kind series will showcase 'the three big lifts' all powerlifters and strength athletes in general, have come to know, love and pour their hearts into -now you can do one, two or all three lifts individually on separate occasions!! -  'UPA IL Single Lift Series' will be scheduled over a 12 week timeline.  In 2017 the dates:

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JAKKED GYM: A DECADE OF HARDCORE

A decade ago, Byron and Tami Hicks opened a small gym in Montgomery, Il. It was a single rental unit, in an industrial building. 1,100sq/ft, if rounded up. Their mission was to offer the same old school gym, that Byron and Tami were both accustom to. So many facilities at that time were succumbing to the new fitness industry standard of cardio and lifting machines - minimal free weights, dumbbells, barbells and certainly NO CHALK or Baby Powder allowed in these fitness malls.  Almost no gyms were truly 'lifter friendly' anymore.  -Byron Hicks Jakked Hardcore Gym has cultured many top

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Jakked Owner and Partners @ The UPA Battle on the Mississippi

"Master's Display of Power" UPA Battle on the Mississippi Results: Byron - Sq: 501 - Bench: 374 - DL: 600 - Total: 1,475 Eric - Sq: 358 - Bench: 270 - DL: 473 - Total: 1,101 Frank - Sq: 352 - Bench: 292 - DL: 440 - Total: 1,084 We all had a great time. Eric had the goal of going 9 for 9 - this was his first meet. Goal accomplished.  Frank has been dieting with me since May. He is jumping into the world of cross competition Powerlifting & Bodybuilding.  He has cut tremendous weight already - this

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UPA Illinois State Powerlifting Championships

September 24th, 2016 MEET DIRECTOR - Byron Hicks - Illinois UPA Chair Email or call Tami Hicks @ 630-913-4492 for all inquiries. EVENT LOCATION - Jakked Hardcore Gym, 1450 S. East River Rd, Montgomery, IL 60538. 2 miles south of downtown Aurora, on the east bank of the river just past Mill St. Accessible from I-88 to the north and Route 30 to the south.                 ELIGIBILITY - All entries must have a valid UPA registration card and must present proof at weigh-in. Which you can apply for and purchase Here. Fee is $30 per card,

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2016 Wings of Strength – Powerlifting National Championship

Wings of Strength is an organization dedicated sponsoring and producing various fitness shows, championships and qualifiers. Wings of Strength has a special dedication to bringing females to the bodybuilding stage. WoS events are held yearly in Tinley Park, IL. The powerlifting portion of this event held on July 1 and 2 is a U.P.A. sanctioned event. Jakked Hardcore Gym owners Byron and Tami Hicks hold the U.P.A. Illinois chair and will be directing the event. JULY 1 | Wings of Strength - UPA Teen, Junior, Masters Powerlifting National Championship ELIGIBILITY Open to all UPA registered athletes. Must show proof of UPA card at

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