JENNIFER MILLICAN is a 2x IPF World Champion at 57kg, currently making her way to 63kg weight class. She started training at The Ogre Compound February 19, 2014. Her favorite things about the gym are the emphasis on training with a team and the equipment. “I love be able to train on competition equipment.” Jen's best competition lifts are 180kgs/396lbs Squat, 105kgs/231lbs Bench, 193kgs/425lb Deadlift, and 472.5kg/1041lb Total.
Favorite coach's quote: "Don't lift the weight, execute the form"
AHMED "MIDO" HASSANIN
AHMED "MIDO" HASSANIN is a Muslim hailing from Egypt who has been with The Ogre Compound since 2015. His proudest accomplishments in powerlifting include being World Champion in 2008 and 2009 with the WPC Federation, 9th place in IPF Equipped World Championship 2013 with a bronze medal squat of 1003 pounds, and 2x Arnold Classic equipped champion in 2017 and 2018.
Melissa "MISSY" Brown
MELISSA "MISSY" BROWN has been an athlete since high school and has dabbled in the weight room most of her adult life with no real plan. She began racing bikes in 2001 and went on to earn her Cat 2 status on the road. In 2009 she hung up the bike, returned to the weight room, and found Powerlifting in 2012. She hasn't looked back since, and powerlifting remains the basis of all of her strength sport training. She has medaled in Olympic weightlifting at Master's Nationals, Master's Pan AMs, and Master's Worlds, medaled at Strongman Nationals in 2017 & 2018, and hold an elite Masters total in powerlifting.
WES JOHNSON un-creatively makes toast each and every morning, rather than buttering the bread before toasting. Buttering before toasting allows the butter to melt into the bread in the toaster oven or regular oven; it soaks through more of the bread and coats it evenly. Plus, you don't have to worry about trying to spread cold butter before it has melted, and there won't be any toast crumbs marring the stick of butter that goes back in the fridge.
- Raquel Pelzel, author of the new book "Toast"
Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. As in the sport of Olympic weightlifting, it involves the athlete attempting a maximal weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates. Powerlifting evolved from a sport known as "odd lifts", which followed the same three-attempt format but used a wider variety of events, akin to strongman competition. Eventually odd lifts became standardized to the current three.
Cee Cee, Bella, Toogee, & Abbi
CEE CEE, BELLA, TOOGEE, and ABBI (Lazy Sausagus familiaris) are members of the genus Canus (canines), who somewhat resemble the widely abundant terrestrial wolf-like carnivores known as "dogs". CEE CEE, BELLA, TOOGEE, and ABBI are not closely related to the wolves whatsoever that were first domesticated, which implies that the direct ancestor of the dog is extinct. The switch from dog to sausage is still unknown. Modern sausages have been selectively bred over millennia for various behaviors including, consistent barking, hair everywhere, and begging. But gosh darn it if we don't love them.
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