Hawkins cannot cease and will not cease reaching new heights within the squat rack.

Some power athletes are seemingly simply born to raise unimaginable quantities of weight. In the game of powerlifting, famous person Kristy Hawkins is likely to be one among them. This multifaceted competitor, who additionally owns a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and has competed on bodybuilding’s Ms. Olympia stage, can depend on one more spectacular feat within the fitness center.

On Nov. 16, 2022, Hawkins shared an Instagram clip of herself squatting 265 kilograms (584 kilos) for a two-rep private report (PR) throughout a coaching session. She wasn’t completed. As Hawkins wrote within the caption of her put up, she “felt like it was a good time” to go for broke and try to break the 272.5-kilogram (600-pound) squat barrier. The athlete hit mentioned milestone with ease for one more PR. Hawkins wore a lifting belt and knee sleeves for each of the huge squats.

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While unofficial as a result of it didn’t happen on a sanctioned lifting platform, Hawkins’ squat portends the athlete probably making historical past the following time she competes. As the present squat World Record holder (262.5 kilograms/578.7 kilos) within the 75-kilogram division, Hawkins may prolong her report mark and turn out to be the primary Women’s competitor in her class to squat not less than 600 kilos in an official contest.

Not by coincidence, Hawkins is making ready for a contest in December 2022, however on the time of this writing she hasn’t clarified exactly when or what that contest shall be. She might nicely distinguish as soon as extra together with her leg power at mentioned occasion. Considering she’s additionally the 75-kilogram deadlift World Record holder (275 kilograms/606.2 kilos) and has been smashing that pulling mark in different coaching classes earlier in 2022, there may very well be a actuality the place she’s seeing a couple of report falling very quickly.

Dating again to mid-April 2017, Hawkins has received 11 straight powerlifting competitions. With the types of numbers and lifts she often shares on her social media, that form of constant excellence in all probability shouldn’t be a shock.

Here’s an outline of Hawkins’ all-time uncooked competitors bests:

Kristy Hawkins (75KG) | All-Time Raw Competition Bests

  • Squat — 262.5 kilograms (578.7 kilos) | World Record
  • Bench Press — 155 kilograms (341.7 kilos) | Second-Heaviest All-Time
  • Deadlift — 275 kilograms (606.2 kilos) | World Record
  • Total — 685 kilograms (1,510.1 kilos) | World Record

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As has normally been the case for Hawkins all through most of her profession, 2022 has been productive in a coaching and aggressive sense. With yet one more contest on the horizon, it actually seems like Hawkins is likely to be saving her finest for final.

Featured picture: kristy_hawkins on Instagram