There are spectacular lifts which can be important indicators of progress, and there are noteworthy lifts that double as distinctive milestones. With a current private boundary-breaking accomplishment whereas coaching within the fitness center, younger powerlifter Jesus Olivares can depend himself amongst the particular latter group.

On September 13, 2022, Olivares shared an Instagram video of himself finishing a 455-kilogram (1,003-pound) uncooked again squat throughout a coaching session. According to Olivares’ submit’s caption, it’s additionally a private file (PR) as he breaks the hallowed 453.6-kilogram (1,000-pound) squat barrier for the primary time. 

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For context in comparison with his particular person profession, Olivares’ PR squat unofficially surpasses his uncooked all-time competitors greatest by 5 kilograms (11 kilos). The reigning International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Champion within the +120-kilogram weight class notched a 450-kilogram (992-pound) squat on the 2022 AMP Classic Open Nationals. That mark helped Olivares to a first-place efficiency within the contest. 

For context in comparison with his friends, Olivares turns into the newest athlete to affix the notable 1,000-pound squat membership. There’s a plethora of powerlifters and strongmen who’ve added the large squat determine to their resumes. However, there was a time when a 1,000-pound squat was rarer within the strongman sphere. With a 456-kilogram (1,005-pound) squat throughout the 2016 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Raw Nationals, Ray Williams turned the primary IPF/USAPL powerlifter ever to succeed in the milestone. For Olivares to get this accomplishment now would possibly communicate to how far he’s come as an elite lifter. 

The 23-year-old seemingly had nothing however gratitude within the caption of his squat Instagram submit.

“There is only one certainty in life,” Olivares wrote. “A strong man stands above and conquers all. God gets all the glory for this one.”

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Olivares is accustomed to creating waves together with his energy as a powerlifter. Amidst his work on the current 2022 AMP Nationals, the athlete captured an unofficial world file deadlift of 402.5 kilograms (887.3 kilos). The feat would’ve been a World Record for the +120-kilogram weight class if achieved at a global competitors. Williams nonetheless holds the official mark with a 398.5-kilogram (878.5-pound) pull from the 2018 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships.

At the identical time, Olivares’ remaining whole of 1,110 kilograms (2,447.1 kilos) from that contest would’ve been the second-heaviest uncooked whole in IPF powerlifting historical past. Daniel Bell nonetheless owns the highest spot with a 1,182.5-kilogram (2,607-pound) whole that he achieved on the 2021 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Hybrid Showdown III. 

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At the time of this text’s publication, Olivares is not going to be competing in upcoming contests. At this charge, every time he steps onto a platform, he might write one other nice chapter in his blossoming profession. 

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