In the powerlifting ranks, Jalen Faulk is perhaps one of many larger up-and-coming names to regulate. The 18-year-old athlete confirmed why with a latest phenomenal feat of leg energy.

On Oct. 1, 2022, Faulk posted a video on his Instagram the place he accomplished a again squat of 300 kilograms (661.4 kilos) uncooked with wraps throughout a coaching session. Faulk additionally wore a lifting belt and knee sleeves. Per the caption of his put up, the staggering squat is a brand new private report (PR).

While an unofficial feat, this coaching squat is nineteen.8 kilograms (43.7 kilos) greater than Faulk’s all-time uncooked competitors better of 280 kilograms (617.3 kilos). The 100-kilogram athlete achieved that mark throughout a second-place efficiency within the Men’s Collegiate division on the 2022 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Collegiate Nationals.

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Faulk’s lofty squat is related to his preparation for an upcoming mid-October 2022 competitors. The identical may be stated for a 344.7-kilogram (760-pound) deadlift PR from late September 2022. The latter elevate drew the eye of fellow 100-kilogram powerlifter and 2022 Mega Nationals champion Bobb Matthews, who wrote to Faulk within the feedback of that put up, telling him, “I think you are the next guy.”

Notably, for an athlete who has solely ever lifted underneath the USAPL umbrella, Faulk has not specified which contest he’ll quickly function in on the time of this writing. There are numerous competitions on the USAPL calendar taking place from Oct. 15-16, 2022 — the dates that line up with Faulk’s teasing caption of “14 days” and different latest social media posts.

According to Open Powerlifting, Faulk has been a aggressive powerlifter since February 2021. As a then-93-kilogram competitor, Faulk gained his debut on the 2021 USAPL High School Barbell Bash whereas competing within the Men’s Teenage division. At the time of this text’s publication, he has solely ever competed uncooked and has gained six occasions whereas ending in second place in only one occasion.

Here’s a rundown of Faulk’s full profession outcomes to this point:

Jalen Faulk | Complete Career Results

  • 2021 USAPL High School Barbell Bash (Teenage) — First place
  • 2021 USAPL High School and Teen National Championships (Teenage/Varsity) — First place
  • 2021 USAPL Warrior Collegiate Open (Collegiate) — First place
  • 2021 USAPL Midwest Collegiate Regionals (Collegiate) — First place
  • 2022 USAPL Collegiate Nationals (Collegiate) — Second place
  • 2022 USAPL Nebraska State Powerlifting Championships (Teenage) — First place

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

Jalen Faulk | All-Time Raw Competition Bests

  • Squat — 280 kilograms (617.3 kilos)
  • Bench Press — 185 kilograms (407.8 kilos)
  • Deadlift — 328.2 kilograms (722 kilos)
  • Total — 784.1 kilograms (1,725.1 kilos)

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Whichever contest Faulk does find yourself competing on this October, if it’s consistent with his previous efficiency, then this younger powerlifter might properly flip some extra heads across the sport.

Featured picture: @jj.fau1k on Instagram