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Congrats, Wisconsin. You're the strongest state in the country, according to this report.

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel logo Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 4/28/2020 Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
a close up of text on a white background: Wisconsin produces the most strong men and women in the country, according to data from the International Powerlifting Federation. © Submitted by BodyNutrition.org Wisconsin produces the most strong men and women in the country, according to data from the International Powerlifting Federation.

Good thing Wisconsinites have been drinking their milk.

Wisconsin was named the strongest state in America, according to a study based on data from the International Powerlifting Federation. 

The study looked at the home state of every ranked powerlifter, a group of more than 15,000 people, and determined which states produced the most strong men and women per capita. 

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Wisconsin lead the charge with 236 nationally-ranked powerlifters per one million residents. 

Wyoming was next with 193 per million, followed by Louisiana, Alaska and Massachusetts to round out the top five. 

Powerlifting is becoming an increasingly popular sport in the United States. Instead of focusing on building pure mass like bodybuilders, powerlifters focus on pure strength measured across three core lifts: squat, bench press, and the deadlift.

The study's results can be found here.

Contact Curt Hogg at chogg@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @CyrtHogg

This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Congrats, Wisconsin. You're the strongest state in the country, according to this report.

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