Every day, five friends meet in a underground powerlifting room dubbed "Beast Coast" beneath the East Coast Health and Fitness Center at Hamilton Square in State College, Pa. Tied together by a goal of peak physical performance, these tattooed lifters work toward competitions, company endorsements and personal goals among the iron and sweat within the basement gym.

The following collection of images trails members of the Beast Coast powerlifting community through four weeks of training in March and April of 2022.