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Deric Stockton is an elite lifter, certified personal trainer, & the owner of Core Strength RX Gym in Scotts Valley CA. An athlete, marine, & bodybuilder, Deric turned to powerlifting to become a strength coach and judge. He is the author of a 3-part series Rehab & Prehab: An Active Recovery Program in Powerlifting USA Magazine (May–July 2010). Deric won the US squat lifting 804 pounds equal to 4 times his own body weight.
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Originally published in Powerlifting USA Magazine © Powerlifting USA (stopped publishing in 2012)