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
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
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
With her latest strength feat, some might point to Shelly Stettner as a consummate example of perseverance. On May 10, 2022, the 71-year-old athlete squatted 106.6 kilograms (235 pounds) for a three-set, three-rep PR during a training session. Per her social media, the squat is a part of her ongoing training for the 2022 Powerlifting
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
In a spring full of noteworthy milestones, Tiffany Chapon continues to push new boundaries with her strength. On May 8, 2022, the powerlifter — who competes in the 47-kilogram weight class — completed a massive squat of 166 kilograms (366 pounds) during a training session. Chapon donned wrist wraps, a lifting belt, and knee sleeves
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.
On May 2, 2022, Nicolaas du Preez showed that he’s ready to make waves as a powerlifter again when he squatted 420 kilograms (926 pounds) relatively easily during a training session. du Preez wore wrist wraps, a lifting belt, and knee sleeves for the lift. He also had three spotters on hand, and though the
By now, Hunter Henderson pulling off astonishing feats of squat strength is no surprise. On May 1, 2022, the powerlifter squatted 305 kilograms (672 pounds) for one rep during the 2022 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) FQ Classic 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Henderson’s squat (raw with wraps) is a new all-time record 0 in
A simple barbell in a squat rack may not seem like a piece of modern-day technology, but it kinda is. Up until a few decades ago, lifters were either making their own racks by hand from scrap metal and wood, or they were figuring out how to get the bar lifted by any means necessary.
On April 26, 2022, Olivares showed why he’s someone to watch in the powerlifting sphere when the 23-year-old locked out a 417.3-kilogram squat (920-pound) with ease during a training session. Takes 100% effort to make something look effortless. Olivares wore wrist straps, a lifting belt, and knee sleeves for the lift. The athlete also had
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
During the 2022 Iran Bodybuilding Federation (IranBBF) National Classic Powerlifting & Bench Press Championships on April 12-17, 2022, Iranian powerlifter Shahram Saki came in first in the 120-kilogram+ weight class. At the same time, he turned a few heads with his strength. First, Saki captured a raw 440-kilogram squat (970 pounds) — the highest in
On April 14, 2022, International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Pro League bodybuilder Hunter Labrada showed off his strength and stamina in the squat rack. After attaching resistance bands to his rack and barbell, and elevating his heels on small platforms, Labrada squatted 495 pounds for 17 unbroken reps. Check out the lift below —
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
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.
At only 24-years-old, Amanda Lawrence is already one of the bigger names in powerlifting. While competing in the 84-kilogram weight class, she showed off her prowess again by winning Best Overall Lifter in the Women’s division at the 2022 AMP Classic Open Nationals. SBD Apparel organized the competition, and it took place on April 1-3,
Since he began his career in 2015, Julius Maddox has made a name for himself by lifting staggering amounts of weight with the bench press. While training recently, it was his squat that drew the attention of the powerlifting world. On April 5, 2022, Maddox shared his prowess in the squat rack when he logged