On May 2, 2022, Nicolaas du Preez confirmed that he’s able to make waves as a powerlifter once more when he squatted 420 kilograms (926 kilos) comparatively simply throughout a coaching session. du Preez wore wrist wraps, a lifting belt, and knee sleeves for the elevate. He additionally had three spotters readily available, and although the barbell bent with its staggering weight, their companies have been in the end not needed.

Check out the bar-bending squat, courtesy of du Preez’s Instagram profile:

[Related: Watch Powerlifter Jesus Olivares Smash A 417.3-Kilogram Squat (920-Pound) During Training]

According to Open Powerlifting, this 420-kilogram (926-pound) squat whereas coaching eclipses du Preez’s all-time competitors greatest from the 2021 World Powerlifting Congress-SA (WPC-SA) Power Wars by one ounce. du Preez equally wore wraps for that squat.

Not by coincidence, the 2021 WPC-SA Power Wars — the place he was the eventual victor — can be the final time du Preez was a part of a sanctioned competitors. Per the caption of du Preez’s Instagram put up he’ll make a return to a proper lifting platform on the 2022 Rhino Powerlifting Club (RPC) Elite Raw on May 14th in Praetoria, South Africa. He will compete at 125 kilograms.

About Nicolaas du Preez

If his social media is any indication, du Preez is not any stranger to unbelievable feats of energy. In addition to his squat prowess, the powerlifter had a latest deadlift of 405 kilograms (892.87 kilos) and a bench press of 255 kilograms (562.1 kilos). du Preez wore a lifting belt for the deadlift, whereas the bench press was uncooked.

Both figures equally exceed du Preez’s earlier competitors bests. His top-ever deadlift is a 384.9-kilogram uncooked pull (848.7-pound) from the 2019 WPC-SA Power Wars, and his top-ever bench press is a 244.9-kilogram uncooked press (540.1-pound) from the 2021 WPC-SA Power Wars. Here are the entire outcomes of du Preez’s profession — who has by no means misplaced a contest — up to now:

Nicolaas du Preez | Career Results

  • 2018 WPC-SA Inaugural Meet (Junior division) — 1st place
  • 2018 WPC-SA South African Nationals (Men’s Open division) — 1st place
  • 2018 RPC National Championships (Men’s Open) — 1st place
  • 2019 WPC-SA Power Wars (Men’s Open) — 1st place
  • 2019 RPC Four Nations (Men’s Open) — 1st place
  • 2021 WPC-SA Power Wars (Men’s Open) — 1st place

[Related: Bodybuilder Joe Mackey Logs Bar-Bending 900-Pound Deadlift PR]

The 2022 RPC Elite Raw is Next

Du Preez will try to attain two issues within the coming weeks on the 2022 RPC Elite Raw. First, he’ll undoubtedly wish to keep his ongoing undefeated streak in competitions. Second, he’ll wish to surpass all his earlier high marks on every of his respective lifts. Considering the regular progress together with his coaching in latest weeks, he appears to be in line to do each and extra.

The 2022 RPC Elite Raw will happen on May 14 in Praetoria, South Africa.

Featured picture: @nicolaas_du_preez on Instagram