On Aug. 16, 2022, Jonathan Cayco posted a video on his Instagram web page whereby he captured a uncooked again squat of 260 kilograms (573 kilos) for 5 reps throughout a coaching session. According to the powerlifter, who often competes within the 93-kilogram weight class, the power mark is his new five-rep private document (PR)

Cayco wore a lifting belt, lifting straps, and knee sleeves throughout his set, which demonstrated his leg energy. Watch a video of Cayco’s PR squat session under:

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According to Open Powerlifting, the 29-year-old Cayco has been competing in some capability as a powerlifter since September 2015. In that point, Cayco has made a reputation for himself for his elite-level finishes.

In 14 profession contests, most frequently as a Men’s Open competitor, Cayco has 9 wins to his title. He’s missed the rostrum simply twice — each had been fourth-place finishes. Arguably essentially the most noteworthy accomplishment of Cayco’s profession to this point is his victory within the 93-kilogram class on the 2021 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Powerlifting Championships.

Cayco additionally gained the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) uncooked National Title twice (2019, 2021) and holds the present IPF bench press World Record of 238.5 kilograms (525.8 kilos), which he set on the 2022 IPF World Championships. 

Here’s an outline of a few of Cayco’s extra notable outcomes up to now:

Jonathan Cayco* | Notable Career Results

  • 2016 USAPL Southwest Regionals & Ferrigno Power Classic — First place | First profession uncooked victory
  • 2018 USAPL The Arnold SBD Pro American — First place
  • 2019 USAPL California State Championships — First place
  • 2019/2021 USAPL Raw Nationals — First place
  • 2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships — First place
  • 2022 AMP Classic Open Nationals — First Place
  • 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships — Third place 

*Note: 13 of Cayco’s 14 profession appearances in sanctioned competitors had been as a Raw competitor. Those had been all within the Men’s Open class.

Here’s a rundown of Cayco’s prime lifts in competitions to this point:

Jonathan Cayco | Top Career Lift Stats*

  • Squat — 305 kilograms (672.4 kilos)
  • Bench Press — 242.5 kilograms (534.6 kilos)
  • Deadlift — 347.5 kilograms (766.1 kilos)
  • Total — 892.5 kilograms (1,967.6 kilos)

*Note: These figures are all within the uncooked division.

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Cayco’s Task Ahead

Entering because the defending champion on the 2022 IPF World Championships, Cayco finally misplaced the title because of a record-breaking efficiency by Chance Mitchell. At the time of this writing, Cayco has not confirmed when he’ll take part subsequent in a sanctioned meet.

If the competitors is home with the USAPL, Cayco must select a brand new division between both 90 kilograms or 100 kilograms. USAPL’s change in body weight classes occurred in January 2022. If Cayco decides to remain at a global degree — notably with the IPF — the American athlete can proceed competing at 93 kilograms. 

Wherever Cayco’s ambitions take him subsequent, it appears clear he’ll return hungry and ready to take a spot on the prime of that podium. 

Featured picture: @league_of_lifting on Instagram