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Weight Lifting Records

Check out this graphic of powerlifting records because even if you can't bench press or squat over 1,000 lbs it's still cool to aspire to some of these bench press records and squat records, right? Or.... at the very least it's cool to aspire to aspire to some of these world weight training records as we stretch out on our couches and pop our popcorn...


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Weight Lifting Records

 

Countries with the most Olympic medals in male and female weight lifting since 2000:

 

Croatia

Men: 1

Women: 0

 

Belarus

Men: 5

Women: 1

 

Ukraine

Men: 0

Women: 1

 

South Korea

Men: 0

Women: 3

 

China

Men: 2

Women: 18

 

Thailand

Men: 0

Women: 1

 

Bolgaria

Men: 4

Women: 0

 

Iran

Men: 3

Women: 0

 

Us Men’s Nationals – Snatch Lift

Name

 

Jim Schubert

Kevin Dittler

Dean Goad

Joel Lackey

Al Reed

Location

Cleveland, OH

Mesa, AZ

Newman, GA

Marietta, GA

Spanaway, WA

Weight Class

77

85

94

105

105+

Lbs

264.5

286.6

319.7

330.7

339.5

KGs

120.0

130.0

145.0

150.0

154.0

 

Us Women’s Nationals – Snatch Lift

Name

Jacquelynn Berube

Carrie Boudreau

Amorkor Ollennuking

Arlys Maxwell

Inga Denunzio

Location

Colorado Springs, CO

Savannah, GA

Lee’s Summit, MO

Seattle, WA

Scarsdale, NY

Weight Class

58

80

69

75

75+

Lbs

196.2

176.4

165.3

192.9

182.9

KGs

89.0

80.0

75.0

87.5

83.0

 

In 2004 Gene Rychlak became the first man to press over 1000 lbs.

The most popular form of squatting is parallel squat.

David Huxley pulled a Boeing 747-400, weighing 184 tons, a distance of 298.5 ft in 1 minute and 27.7 seconds.

All Time Historical Men’s Power Lifting World Records for the Squat:

Name

Nationality

Body Weight (LBS)

Squat (KG)

Squat (LB)

Andrzej Stanaszek

Poland

114

300.5

662.5

Andrzej Stanaszek

Poland

123

292.5

644.9

Mangnus Karlsson

Sweden

132

320.0

705.5

Thomas J. Hoerner

U.S.A.

148

365.0

804.7

Al Caslow

U.S.A.

165

402.5

887.4

Michael Cartinian

U.S.A.

181

421.8

930.0

Shaun Frankl

U.S.A.

198

478.5

1055.0

Sam Byrd

U.S.A.

220

499.0

1100.0

Chuck Vogelpohl

U.S.A.

242

517.1

1140.0

 

All Time Historical Men’s Power Lifting World Records for Bench Press:

Name

Nationality

Body Weight (Lbs)

Bench Press (KG)

Bench Press (LB)

Andrzej Stanaszek

Poland

114

182.5

402.3

 

Anton Kraft

Denmark

123

210.0

463.0

Ayrat Zakiyev

Russia

132

225.5

490.5

Kevin Harmon

USA

148

274.4

605.0

Joe Mazza

USA

165

319.8

705.0

Jason Fry

USA

181

340.2

750.0

Sawn Frankl

USA

198

385.6

850.0

Jason Coker

USA

220

410.0

903.9

Rob Luyando

USA

242

410.5

905.0

Scot Mendelson

USA

275

487.6

1030.7

Ryan Kennelly

USA

308

487.6

1075.0

 

The Statue of Liberty, which weighs 54.31 million lbs (24,634 tons), is officially the world’s heaviest statue

The weights used in Powerlifting range from 2.5 Kilograms to 25 Kilograms.  They are color coded by weight.

OK, so you may not necessarily be setting any world weight lifting records any time soon but why not set some personal records or gym records?

Start one of our workout plans and see how you stack up against all of the other site users by comparing your weight training statistics on each individual one of our exercise pages!

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