Jonathan Cayco is one in all powerlifting’s extra completed and embellished lively opponents. After falling simply in need of defending his International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World title in June 2022, he’s beginning to appear to be a power sport athlete on a mission.

On Sept. 19, 2022, Cayco shared an Instagram video of himself finishing a 260-kilogram (574-pound) uncooked again squat for eight reps throughout a coaching session. Per the caption of Cayco’s put up, it’s a brand new private file (PR) for the athlete. Cayco wore a lifting belt, wrist wraps, and knee sleeves to assist him notch the milestone. 

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At the time of this writing, Cayco’s PR doesn’t look like related to any sanctioned competitors on the horizon. However, it appears to be the newest in a line of noteworthy coaching feats and progress that he frequently makes a degree to share on social media. 

While it isn’t a PR per se, the person referred to as “Mr. Bench” in his Instagram bio did full a high-level bench press of 205 kilograms (452 kilos) for 4 reps simply two days earlier than this new squat PR. It was undoubtedly a routine befitting of a competitor with the present IPF World Record within the 93-kilogram division (238.5 kilograms/525.8 kilos). Cayco set that file on the 2022 IPF Worlds in an general third-place end. 

Just every week previous to this new leg energy efficiency marker, Cayco matched his former 250-kilogram (551-pound) eight-rep squat PR with ease. Then, in early September 2022, the athlete completed a deadlift of 295.3 kilograms (651 kilos) for a six-rep PR. 

Here’s a rundown of Cayco’s all-time uncooked competitors bests: 

Jonathan Cayco | All-Time Raw Competition Bests 

  • 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)

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Cayco’s current coaching blitz is perhaps partly motivated by his third-place outcomes on the 2022 IPF Worlds. While he did take residence the brand new bench press IPF World Record, Cayco didn’t efficiently defend his 93KG World title. In a record-breaking look in Sun City, South Africa, Chance Mitchell vaulted forward of his peer for first place as a substitute. 

Cayco mirrored on what’s subsequent in a candid Instagram put up after the actual fact. 

“It’s a weird pill to swallow for how it went down, but at the end of the day, it is my job to lift what is loaded on the bar,” Cayco wrote in a June 13 Instagram put up. “I do not blame anyone but myself for my lack of performance. I am ashamed but also transparent. But we roll with the punches!”

Those “punches” is perhaps what the 29-year-old Cayco wanted to push ahead by way of the subsequent part of his continued, hopefully fruitful, profession. Judging by his early output following the defeat, it appears he’s making good on his dedication to coming again higher and stronger than ever when he does compete subsequent. 

“It is kind of refreshing to lose,” Cayco wrote. ” … It actually reignited one thing in me which will have settled as I received older alongside successful for the previous 4 years.”

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