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Powerlifter Sherine Marcelle is on a mission. With recent strength feats like a 233.6-kilogram (515-pound) beltless deadlift personal record (PR) from early June 2022, and a 274.4-kilogram (605-pound) squat from late May 2022, she’s leaving no stone unturned. Marcelle’s latest achievement might be her best yet.  On June 6, 2022, Marcelle squatted 297 kilograms (655
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On June 6, 2022, powerlifter Tiffany Chapon competed raw in the 2022 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Powerlifting Championships in Sun City, South Africa. After breaking three separate IPF World records on the squat, bench press, and total, she captured her second consecutive IPF World Championship (2021-2022) in the 47-kilogram weight class.  Here’s a
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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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