Tim Henriques Virginia Strength and Power HoF inductee 2019

Tim Henriques Biography 

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Tim Henriques was born on August 10th, 1976 in Fairfax, VA.  He attended Fairfax High School where he was awarded the honor of being selected as Fairfax’s Health and PE Student of the Year in 1994.  He then attended James Madison University, where he became a Collegiate All-American in 1999 while earning his BS degree in Kinesiology with minors in Psychology and Coaching.

Tim started his powerlifting journey with the USAPL (ADFPA) at the age of 17.  He went on to set all of the teenage and subsequently junior Virginia state records for each lift @ 198.  He then set the USAPL Open state record for the deadlift, lifting 700 lbs at a bodyweight of 198.  He also competed with the AAU, winning their deadlift and push/pull records two years in a row and setting an Open World record with the AAU in the deadlift in the 220 lb class.  He finished his lifting career with 100% RAW, winning multiple push/pull and curl competitions.  In his final competition he set the 100% RAW Open National Record in the strict curl at 198. His best total was 1640@198.  


Tim began coaching powerlifters in 2002 and he has coached numerous lifters who compete in USAPL and 100% RAW.  His team won the 100% RAW Open World Team Championships two years in a row in 2010 and 2011.  

In addition to lifting and coaching, Tim has worked hard over the last 20 years to educate others about strength and fitness.  He has personally taught over 1,000 individuals to become personal trainers through a comprehensive, 500+ hour long program approved by the Department of Education of Virginia.  He is also the author of 3 fitness books including the highly reviewed All About Powerlifting, which has been described as “the most comprehensive book ever written on the sport.”  His other books include the textbook published by Human Kinetics entitled NPTI’s Fundamentals for Fitness and Personal Trainingand All About Program Design.  He created the Powerlifting Mentorship program in 2019 to help budding coaches better understand their sport and assist their lifters.  In addition to his books, Tim has published over 200 articles online about strength and fitness on such sites at Tnation.com, Schwarzenegger.com, theptdc.com, psychologytoday.com, nptifitness.com, allaboutpowerlifting.com and others.  He regularly writes and lectures on health and fitness.  

Tim is a USAPL and 100% RAW referee.  He is on the executive board for 100% RAW.

He currently resides in Oakton, VA with his wife and 3 boys.  

Tim is proud to be lifetime drug free.

Lifting Accomplishments:

Set the Teenage Virginia state records for: Squat, Bench, Deadlift, Total (USAPL)    1995

Set the Junior Virginia state records for: Squat, Bench, Deadlift, Total (USAPL)        1999

Collegiate All-American Lifter @ 181 (USAPL)                                                            1999

Nation’s Capital Cup Best Lifter (USAPL)                                                                     2002

Set the Open Virginia state record for the deadlift (USAPL)                                         2003

Deadlift World & International Champion (AAU)                                                           2003-04

Push Pull World & International Champion (AAU)                                                        2003-04

Best Lifter at Worlds (AAU)                                                                                           2004

American Challenge Combined Curl Champion (100% RAW)                                      2012-13

Open World Strict Curl Champion (100% RAW)                                                           2009, 2011-12

Open World Deadlift Champion (100% RAW)                                                               2011

Best Lifter, Strict Curl at Worlds (100% RAW)                                                               2009, 2012

Set Open National and Submasters World Record in the Strict Curl (100% RAW)        2013



Coaching Accomplishments:

100% RAW Open Team World Champions                                                                    2010

100% RAW Open Team World Champions                                                                    2011

Coached over 100 first time powerlifting competitors                                                     2002+

Coach of Tyson’s Playground Powerlifting Club                                                             015+



Extracurricular Achievements

Author of All About Powerlifting                                                                                       2014

Author of NPTI’s Fundamentals of Fitness and Personal Training                                  2014

Author of All About Program Design                                                                                2017

100% RAW Executive Board Member                                                                             2017

100% RAW Referee                                                                                                         2010

USAPL Referee                                                                                                                1998

Author of 200+ strength and fitness articles

Trained over 1,000 individuals to become certified personal trainers with an emphasis on the safe and proper use of barbell training




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