David Ricks has been a aggressive powerlifter in some vogue since February of 1981. Now on the age of 63, the 10-time International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Champion continues to push himself together with his power and coaching to open eyes on sanctioned lifting platforms. 

On August 23, 2022, Ricks (93KG) shared Instagram footage of himself deadlifting 284.5 kilograms (628 kilos) uncooked for 5 reps. Ricks donned a lifting belt and wrist wraps to assist him with the feat.

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According to the Masters 3 powerlifter (ages 60-69), the staggering pull session is a part of Ricks’ ongoing preparation for the 2022 IPF World Classic & Equipped Masters Powerlifting Championships. That contest will happen on October 8-15 in St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada.

Judging by how his 2022 aggressive yr has gone to this point, which may be one other productive contest for Ricks.

In late February, whereas competing within the 93-kilogram division, Ricks took first place in each the Open and Masters 3 divisions on the 2022 U.S. Virgin Islands Powerlifting Federation (USVIPF) Classic & Equipped National Championships. He adopted that efficiency with a first-place Masters 3 consequence on the 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships in early June. That contest additionally noticed Ricks break three IPF uncooked World Records.

Here’s a rundown of his high stats from Sun City, South Africa:

David Ricks (93KG) | 2022 IPF Worlds Top Stats (Masters 3)

  • Squat — 305 kilograms (672.4 kilos) — Masters 3 IPF Raw World Record
  • Bench Press — 202.5 kilograms (446.4 kilos) — Masters 3 IPF Raw World Record
  • Deadlift —  265 kilograms (584.2 kilos)
  • Total — 772.5 kilograms (1,703.1 kilos) — Masters 3 IPF Raw World Record

According to Open Powerlifting, Ricks’ present Masters 3 uncooked world information are a lot larger than the following closest lifts. His squat is 65 kilograms (143.3 kilos) heavier than Jósef Gromek in second, his bench press is 45 kilograms (99.2 kilos) greater than Ilkka Launonen simply behind him, and his whole is 117.5 kilograms (259 kilos) above Gromek as soon as once more. 

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In a profession that spans again greater than 4 a long time, right here’s an summary of Ricks’ all-time competitors bests:

David Ricks | All-Time Best Raw Competition Bests

  • Squat — 325.5 kilograms (717.6 kilos)
  • Bench Press — 210 kilograms (462.9 kilos)
  • Deadlift — 325 kilograms (716.5 kilos)
  • Total — 830 kilograms (1,829.8 kilos)

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Grinding Away

Ricks often makes it a degree to share noteworthy coaching feats on his Instagram profile in preparation for competitors and in any other case. For instance, earlier than finishing this most up-to-date deadlift session, the Masters 3 powerlifter squatted 277.1 kilograms (611 kilos) for six reps in mid-August. A squat routine from July noticed the athlete seize a 244.9-kilogram (540-pound) squat for an eight-rep private file (PR). 

Whatever Ricks focuses on together with his coaching seems to switch effectively to official competitors. That might make his subsequent look in Canada a memorable one. The 2022 IPF World Classic & Equipped Masters Powerlifting Championships will happen on October 8-15, 2022, in St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada.

Featured picture: @ricks.david on Instagram