• Mark Bell
  • Athlete Stats
  • D.O.B.
    December 10, 1976
  • Birthplace
    Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Height
    6 feet if I'm lucky
  • Weight
    260 lbs.
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  • Athlete Bio
  • Mark Bell can be considered the strongest strength coach in the world. He is a husband, a father of two, an editor for Power Magazine, an inventor of the Sling Shot and the owner of "The Strongest Gym In The West," Super Training, in Sacramento, CA. His gym was voted by Men's Health as one of the top 30 gyms in the country. He also coaches a team of 20 highly competitive powerlifters. To top it off he has also established the wildly popular "Power Project Q and A," which now has over 2 million views.

    Mark is a World and American record holding pro powerlifter. He has squatted 1,080 lbs, benched 854 lbs, and deadlifted 766 lbs. His overall total is 2,628 lb, which is the highest in California history. Currently ranked in the top 10 of all-time at 275 and 308 weight class.

    About 2 years ago, Mark invented a product called the Sling Shot. The Sling Shot is being billed as the greatest invention since the lifting belt. The Sling Shot is a supportive upper body device that eliminates pain in the shoulders and elbows while bench pressing and doing pushups. It's not just for powerlifters. It will help anybody who's looking to improve size and strength.

    Mark and his wife own and operate the nationally distributed POWER Magazine. POWER showcases strength athletes as the most powerful people on Earth. Because strength is such a key element of sport and life, the articles can benefit anyone. The articles are easy to understand and apply. Lately, Mark has been working with the CrossFit community. He has written articles for CrossFit Journal, and is an official Crossfit Powerlifting Coach.

    In lifting, coaching, business, and life in general, he is always looking to improve himself and help others improve, too. He has a simple mindset on life: "If you're not getting better, then you're getting worse. Never be caught standing still. Always remember: Strength is a key element of life. When your strength runs out, you die!"

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