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Victor Biryukov

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Height: 6’0”
  • Weight: 220 lbs.
  • Sport and Category: Powerlifting

Bio

Victor Biryukov was born July 28, 1986, in Ust-Ilimst, Russia. At the ripe age of 15, Victor started down the long path that would lead him to beat multiple world records in powerlifting for his weight class.

Throughout the majority of his schooling, Victor tried a variety of sports: volleyball, basketball, boxing and martial arts. No matter how hard he tried, nothing really stuck as a true challenge to him. In the winter of 2002, he entered the gym for the first time. Victor was a skinny, weak individual – a far cry from the man he is today. His first squat was an empty barbell for 4 reps that he struggled through with terrible technique. It was challenging for him, but he enjoyed the thrill and the notion that his own body was his biggest obstacle. Within three months, Victor was able to squat 220 lbs. for 4 to 6 reps.

That November, Victor attended his first meet with a squat of 440 lbs., 220-lbs. bench and 440-lbs. deadlift in the 148-lbs. weight class. The following year, in May of 2003, he finally placed in a championship competition, winning third place. Four months later, he won first place. It was very evident, very fast that Victor had found the raw, challenging sport that he had been looking for.

Every year since, Victor has gotten stronger and better in all of his lifts, winning a gold medal in the World Junior Championships in 2004, breaking five state records at a championship in 2005, and winning first place the Championship of Europe in June 2006. Victor had earned his Master of Sport qualification in Russia, which is similar to a doctor’s PhD.

In 2009, under the tutelage of Sergey Fedosienko, Victor returned to powerlifting after a three-year hiatus to complete his college degree in economics. His squat at this point was up to 770 lbs., breaking many state records for the 181-lbs. weight class.

Since moving to the United States in 2011, Victor has been competing in powerlifting competitions all over the nation. In 2012, he won first place at the Raw Nationals with a world record 600 lbs. raw squat, breaking the record at the next meet two months later.

Victor now resides in Los Angeles, CA at the Athletic Gym in Westlake Village. He looks forward to setting more records, as he set a 727 lbs. raw squat at the July Nationals. He’s currently preparing for the IPL World, which will be in November in Las Vegas. His personal motto is “last set, best set,” and he spends a lot of time reading classical literature when he’s not setting the groundwork for record-shattering powerlifting.

Highlights

– 2003 Junior Nationals – Gold Medal
– 2004 World Junior Championship – Gold Medal
– 2005 Siberian Cup – Silver Medal
– 2006 Championship of Europe – Gold Medal & International Master of Sport
– 2012 World Raw Powerlifting – Gold Medal & World Record in Squat (611 lbs.)
– 2015 Nationals – Gold Medal & World Record in Squat (727 lbs.)

Current Diet

Meal 1:
4 eggs, 6 oz. blueberries, 40g oatmeal
Meal 2:
1 cup kefir, protein shake
Meal 3:
8 oz. cod, 1¼ cups brown rice
Meal 4: Pre-workout
Banana, protein shake
Meal 5: Post-workout
10 oz. skinless chicken breast, 1½ cups broccoli, 1 cup brown rice
Meal 6:
2% Greek yogurt, protein shake

Current Training Program

Monday:
10 x 4 Rear back extensions
4 x 4 Squats @ 80% 1RM
10 x 4 Good mornings @ 40% of back squat
5 x 4 Push press
10 x 4 Barbell lunges
Tuesday:
10 x 4 Rear back extensions
4 x  4 Bench press @ 80% 1RM
10 x 4 Dumbbell press
10 x 4 Dumbbell flies
10 x 4 Triceps pushdowns
Wednesday:
10 x 4 Rear back extensions
4 x 4 Deadlifts @ 80% of 1RM
10 x 4 Pull-ups
10 x 4 Biceps curls
Thursday:
10 x 4 Heavy rear back extension
5 x 5 Front squats @ 70% of 1RM
6 x 4 Incline Bench Press
6 x 4 Strict press
10 x 4 Skullcrushers

Favorite Quote

“My life – my rules.”

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