April 2018 Featured Lifter

USA Powerlifting-NY would like to spotlight some of the stand-outs in the state. We will feature a new lifter each month, and ask them some random questions to get some insight into what makes them tick…..

This month’s featured lifter is KEVIN CARTER.

I started lifting in the late 70’s, high school powerlifting. After being hurt in a football accident, I switched to bodybuilding. there I won several local meets then I was hooked. 1983 I competed for Mr. West Coast and took 4th. I was not happy, so I trained hard for a year and came back to take 1st. Then I went back to powerlifting. Why, NO DIETING. Since then I now hold several New York State records.

A little about Kevin Carter

Training Center:

Health Hart Fitness

Question and Answer time!!

USA Powerlifting – NY: What got you interested in Powerlifting?

Kevin Carter:  Being around good people, and the thrill of the competition.

USA Powerlifting – NY: When and where was your first meet?

KC: My first competition was 1979 high school.

USA Powerlifting – NY: What things have you learned since your first meet?

KC: I have learned to listen to my body. many different training techniques.

USA Powerlifting – NY: What does the future hold for you in regards to powerlifting (PR’s higher total, weight loss, etc.)?

KC: I try to set new PR’s at each meet,  Also to get back on the podium at nationals.

USA Powerlifting – NY: What is your favorite of the “Big 3” and why?

KC: Love the deadlift.

USA Powerlifting – NY: What is your least favorite of the “Big 3” and why?

KC: Bench has not been kind to me.

USA Powerlifting – NY: Do you follow a specific training program? If so, is it a custom program for you or a template style program like 5/3/1 or the Texas Method?

KC: 5/3/1 has worked well for me, and now I am working with a person from the University of Buffalo and we are putting two training styles together.

USA Powerlifting – NY: Do you lift as part of a team or a group? Who are they and how did you become part of that group?

KC: I am with Northeast Powerlifting, we are just a few guys who love to lift and compete. I am the Technical Secretary for Northeast Iron Beast run by Jim Kipp.

USA Powerlifting – NY: What advice would you give a newbie powerlifter?

KC: I would say, stay clean, listen to your body, train with people you trust and enjoy the ride.

USA Powerlifting – NY: Tell us something about you that those in the powerlifting world wouldn’t know about you (guilty pleasure, vice, anything at all)?

KC: Pre-workout meal, Oreo’s. Post-meal, Oreo’s and a protein drink

Bonus Question

USA Powerlifting – NY: Who is your favorite powerlifting athlete and why?

KC: My favorite lifters are the ones that bring it to every meet. I have met so many great lifters in my time. And look forward to meeting many more.


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