Joe "Ironman" Norman

At age of 30, Joe "Ironman" Norman started his powerlifting career by joining up with Team Jax out of Jacksonville, FL. As a computer programmer during the day, Joe dedicated is nights and sometimes weekends to become one of the top ranked powerlifters in the sport today. He has broken and still holds numerous national and world squat records spanning three weight classes. He has been very fortunate in his career to have partnered up with some of the best powerlifters in the world. In 2003, he teamed up with Brian Siders for the 2003 Mountaineer Cup V, where they took second place. Also, in 2004 and 2005, he teamed up with the great Ed Coan for both Mountaineer Cups, winning the cup in 2004. As an overall top ranked lifter, it is Joe's squat that has made him renowned as one of the most powerful squatters in the sport. At age 38 he was one of only a few men in the world to squat over 1,000 lbs. at a body weight of 220 lbs. and at age 42, his squat of 1,105 lbs. at 249 lbs. body weight solidified his status as one of the top squatters in the world. To give back to the sport, he published his first book "Monster Squat: A Step By Step Guide to a Bigger Squat!" He has also started a blog at to provide other lifters with the knowledge and insight they need to become a great powerlifter. If you have any questions about squatting or powerlifting in general, fell free to contact Joe by email at He is always there to offer good advice.