Mark Bell

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10, 1976
Sacramento, CA
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10, 1976 (age 43)
Sacramento, CA


American powerlifter who was featured in the 2008 film Bigger, Stronger, Faster, which took an objective use at steroid use and was directed by his brother Chris. He founded POWER Magazine and Super Training Gym and invented a weightlifting accessory called the Sling Shot.

Before Fame

He started weightlifting when he was only 11-years-old and quickly established himself as an elite powerlifter. He also spent time as professional wrestler where he acquired the nickname "Smelly."


His combined lift of 2,551 pounds (1,025 squat, 854 bench, 755 deadlift) set a California record. He gained attention for being open about his steroid use in his brother's documentary.

Family Life

He and his wife Andee have two children. His brother Chris is also a powerlifter, as was his late brother Mike. He was born to Rosemary and Sheldon Bell.

Associated With

He and Peter Kirkbride are both accomplished powerlifters.