In competitors, Olympic weightlifters don’t have to fret about having a robust squat. That didn’t cease Mattie Rogers from exhibiting off a few of her current positive aspects on the compound carry. 

On June 8, 2022, the 26-year-old Rogers locked out a 190-kilogram (419-pound) squat for a brand new private report (PR). Rogers wore a lifting belt and knee wraps for the spectacular feat. 

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In the caption of her publish on social media, Rogers says she’s been on a protracted journey in attempting to enhance her squat. Her publish compares her improved squat energy from June 2020 to June 2022, however even that doesn’t inform the entire story.

Before that 171-kilogram (370-pound) squat in 2020, Rogers maintains her high determine hadn’t noticeably modified a lot in nearly half a decade. 

“It’s been a long journey trying to get my eight-foot-long legs stronger,” Rogers writes. “I am a notoriously ‘bad’ squatter (or very efficient lifter), and prior to the 171-kilogram PR from 2020, I hadn’t improved my squat (from 170) in about four years (and just about [expletive] myself trying to do so).”

It appears Rogers’ efforts and struggles along with her squat may need been price any potential frustrations. Considering she says she additionally weighed extra (undisclosed) on her earlier high PR, the Olympian can maintain her head excessive over her achievement. 

“Back squats are still my absolute least favorite thing to do most days,” Rogers writes. “But an eight-kilogram PR on the day is nothing to be mad at.”

Rogers at a Glance

While Rogers has taken a while to enhance her squat, she actually hasn’t uncared for the lifts she dedicates most of her consideration to — the clear & jerk and snatch. Rogers is the present American Record holder for the snatch, clear & jerk, and whole within the 81-kilogram aggressive weight class. Rogers achieved every of these marks on the 2021 USA Weightlifting (USAW) National Championships. 

Here are Rogers’ all-time greatest stats:

Mattie Rogers | Personal Best Stats

  • Snatch — 112 kilograms (246 kilos) | American Record (81KG)
  • Clean & Jerk — 143 kilograms (315.2 kilos) | American Record (81KG)
  • Total — 255 kilograms (562.1 kilos) | American Record (81KG)

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In addition to her respective U.S. data, Rogers is a three-time silver medalist (2017, 2019, 2021) on the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Weightlifting Championships. She was additionally a member of the United States Olympic weightlifting crew and teammates with Katherine Nye on the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Notably, that competitors was her first time competing within the 87-kilogram weight class, which could clarify her eventual sixth-place end. 

Rogers will subsequent compete on the 2022 IWF World Weightlifting Championships, and she or he’ll be competing as a 76-kilogram athlete. At the time of this writing, these will happen in Bogotá, Colombia, someday from November to December 2022. While Rogers’ new squat prowess received’t be crucial there, she will be able to at the least take solace in her improved leg energy and energy. 

Featured picture: @mattiecakesssss on Instagram