Squat

Powerlifter Joe Sullivan has several notable marks and victories throughout his career. It’s his latest mission that could be the most ambitious yet.  On May 19, 2022, Sullivan shared footage of himself squatting 230 kilograms (507 pounds) for 19 reps. Per the caption of Sullivan’s Instagram post, the set is part of his preparation to
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After an approximate one-year absence, Nicolaas du Preez returned to competitive powerlifting, and it’s like he never left. On May 14, 2022, the powerlifter set a new competition PR total of 1037.5 kilograms (2287.3 pounds) during the 2022 Rhino Powerlifting Club (RPC) Elite Raw in Praetoria, South Africa. du Preez’s final top total consisted of
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When it comes to lifting incredible amounts of weight, Shahram Saki should get comfortable in the spotlight. The Iranian powerlifter’s latest mark might be his most outstanding strength achievement yet. On May 12, 2022, Saki shared footage of himself squatting 510 kilograms (1,124.36 pounds) during a training session. While unofficial because it occurred outside of
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Squatting 400-plus-kilograms isn’t new territory for Phillip Herndon. But two months out from his next competition, on May 9, 2022, the powerlifter posted a 410-kilogram (904-pound) squat in training, punctuating strength gains that very well could trend toward a new world record. For context, Herndon already owns the all-time heaviest squat of 435 kilograms (959
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On May 3, 2022, Marissa Wilson stepped into the squat rack and showed off impressive strength on the compound lift. During the training session, the powerlifter squatted an incredible 260.8 kilograms (575 pounds). Wilson — who most recently competed in the 110-kilogram-plus weight class — completed the squat while wearing knee sleeves and wrist wraps.
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Olympian weightlifters are consistently some of the world’s strongest athletes. With her latest staggering feat in training, Katherine Nye is no exception. On April 22, 2022, the Team USA weightlifter — who competes in the 76-kilogram weight class — logged a new personal record when she squatted 186 kilograms (410 pounds). Check out the stellar
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On April 9, 2022, reigning 212 Olympia Champion Derek Lunsford recorded himself in the squat rack, among other lifts, on his YouTube channel. Over five sets of 20 reps, the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro League bodybuilder squatted a total of 100 reps at 315 pounds.  [embedded content] The high-stamina leg workout
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Jessica Buettner certainly knows how to leave an impression in the gym. On April 7, 2022, the powerlifter made her presence felt again when she crushed a 212.5-kilogram squat (469 pounds). Buettner followed that staggering lift with a 230-kilogram deadlift (507 pounds) for six reps, and a 183.7-kilogram paused squat (405 pounds) for four reps.
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