Ben Pollack

Name:

Ben Pollack

Title:

PhD of Physical Culture & Sport, Elite Lightweight Powerlifter, Classic Bodybuilder

Instagram:

@phdeadlift

WeightClass/Rank:

198lb Weight Class #1 in the World (2039 total); aspiring Classic pro

Hometown:

Fairfax, VA

Current Location:

Manassas, VA

Occupation:

Self-employed Professor of Physical Culture

Family:

Fiancée, Staci

How did you start competing?

My first powerlifting meet was in November 2012, and I have my first Classic bodybuilding show planned for August 11 of this year.

How long have you been competing?

Almost 6 years in powerlifting, but I have yet to step on stage as a physique athlete.

What is your proudest moment/achievement in your sport?

Winning my first major meet (Boss of Bosses 3) was a big highlight, but I think winning the first invite-only US Open was my proudest moment.

What are your favorite foods to eat?

Mostly healthy foods: chicken, oats, peanut butter, Ezekiel bread, salmon, eggs. My favorite cheat is probably Cinnamon Toast Crunch with a gallon of almond milk.

What do you like to do outside of the Gym?

I love to read and I watch Jeopardy! religiously

Who are your inspirations or people you look up to?

John Meadows and Dave Tate

What’s something about you that not many people know?

I’m a huge video game nerd

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