David Ricks

25 time National Champion David Ricks is a lifetime drug free athlete who has been competing in the sport of powerlifting for over 35 years.  He has participated in 15 International  Powerlifting Federation World Championships as a member of the US Men’s National team. He holds several American Open and World Masters records. In 2012 he was inducted into the International Powerlifting Federation Hall of Fame.

David is known for his extraordinary service and leadership in furthering the cause of drug free sport and in 2011 was the co-winner of the Brother Bennett Award which credited him on his healthy approach to sport.

David’s most recent contest was at the 2016 USAPL RAW Nationals this past October.  He placed 1st in the Masters Division (50+) and 2nd in the Open division 93 Kg weight class. His best lifts were 320 Kg in the squat, 202.5 Kg in the bench, and 307 Kg in the deadlift for a 830 Kg total.

He is currently the Public Works Director for the city of Norfolk Vs. His lifting philosophy is to keep your training simple, take care of your body as needed, ensure you take the proper nutrition to fuel your system.


Meet David at the Fitness Show in April!


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