One of powerlifting’s extra prolific athletes is gearing as much as shine as soon as once more.

A look at Blake Lehew’s resume will present that this athlete doesn’t draw back from competitors. In over a decade-plus of pulling, urgent, and squatting large weights on sanctioned lifting platforms, Lehew can boast 60 separate contest appearances to his identify. If his newest work in coaching is any indication, his subsequent second within the highlight may very well be fairly memorable.

On Nov. 12, 2022, Lehew (82.5KG) posted an Instagram clip of himself capturing a uncooked 235-kilogram (518-pound) bench press. According to the caption of Lehew’s submit, it’s a brand new private file (PR). While unofficial, the coaching feat can be simply 2.6 kilograms (5.7 kilos) shy of Maliek Derstine’s all-time uncooked World Record of 237.5 kilograms (523.6 kilos) within the 82.5-kilogram weight class. Lehew accomplished this feat with out the assistance of every other gear and carried out the press whereas barefoot.

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Lehew’s bench press work is linked to an upcoming powerlifting competitors roughly three weeks from the time of his clip. The similar could be mentioned for a 395-kilogram (870.8-pound) uncooked deadlift PR roughly per week earlier than. Note: According to Open Powerlifting, that pulling mark, if transferred over to an official contest, would surpass Lehew’s all-time World Record of 382.5 kilograms (843.2 kilos) within the 82.5-kilogram division. He achieved that determine on the 2022 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Hybrid Showdown 4.

At the time of this writing, with out extra specifics, it’s unclear what the competitors is and exactly when it can happen. Lehew’s various aggressive historical past inside organizations just like the USPA, the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF), USA Powerlifting (USAPL), and the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) makes it attainable he may carry underneath any of those umbrellas in early December 2022.

Regardless of the place or when he competes, it appears probably Lehew will flourish. The 27-year-old has gained 5 straight contests relationship again to April 2021 and eight of 10 competitions since March 2019.

Here’s an summary of a few of Lehew’s extra notable latest aggressive outcomes:

Blake Lehew | Recent Competitive Career Results

  • 2015-2016 USAPL Raw Nationals (Raw/Juniors) — First place
  • 2016 USAPL Collegiate Nationals (Raw/College) — First place
  • 2016, 2018 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships (Raw/Juniors) — First place
  • 2019 USPA The Tribute (Raw/Open) — First place
  • 2019 USPA Bend The Bar (Raw/Open) — First place
  • 2021 WRPF Kern US Open (Wraps/Open) — First place
  • 2022 USPA Hybrid Showdown 4 (Raw/Open) — First place | All-Time World Record Deadlift
  • 2022 WRPF American Pro (Wraps/Open) — First place
  • 2022 USPA Pro Raw Championships (Raw/Open) — First place

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

Blake Lehew | All-Time Raw Competition Bests

  • Squat — 305 kilograms (672.4 kilos)
  • Bench Press — 227.5 kilograms (501.5 kilos)
  • Deadlift — 382.5 kilograms (843.2 kilos) | 82.5KG All-Time Raw World Record
  • Total — 910 kilograms (2006.2 kilos)

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Lehew is slowly however certainly constructing towards one other potential exemplary efficiency. With a couple of extra weeks of energy refinement on the horizon, the athlete may have his finest in retailer when he competes subsequent month.

Featured picture: @deadliftingorangutan on Instagram