Whenever someone examines Phillip Herndon, the mammoth powerlifter tends to get an incredible amount of strength. As a regular 110-kilogram competitor, Herndon has earned a reputation for seemingly impossible displays of power once he gets a barbell in his grip. Herndon’s latest feat in the gym, as one of his first notable benchmarks in 2023, is undoubtedly one of the best athletics to date.
On February 4, 2023, Herndon posted a video on his Instagram page of himself got a 412.7-kilogram (910-pound) back squat raw during a recent training session. According to the caption of Herndon’s post, the display of leg power an all-time personal record (PR). Herndon had wrist wraps, a lifting belt, and knee braces during the squat – which is considered a raw lift by sanctioned powerlifting standards.
In the same post, the athlete revealed that he weighs 265 pounds, which means, after gaining more muscle, he can compete in the 125-kilogram (275-pound) weight class in the future. The athlete’s next competitive appearance will officially be his first time competing in the division after starting his competitive career in the 82-kilogram (181-pound) class in 2013 and spending the past four years at 110 kilograms ( 242 pounds).
While unofficial, Herndon’s squat is 2.7 kilograms (6.1 pounds) more than the all-time raw World Record in the 125-kilogram weight class, according to Open Powerlifting. That record mark belongs to Dennis Cornelius, who squatted 410 kilograms (903.9 pounds) at the 2017 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Freedom Fitness Classic. Herdon currently holds the all-time raw world record in the 110-kilogram class, with a 395-kilogram (870.8-pound) squat, as well as the 110-kilogram class all-time world record squat with a wrap of 435 kilograms ( 959). pounds).
“Best prep numbers and lifetime PRs. Just getting started.”
Herndon’s squat PR is likely connected to his ongoing preparations for the 2023 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Ghost Clash 2. The competition is set to take place on Feb. 18-19, 2023, in Miami, FL, and features other notables. strong stars.
Regardless of weight class, here’s an overview of Herndon’s best raw competition:
Phillip Herndon All-Time Raw Competition Bests
- Squat — 395 kilograms (870.8 pounds) |110-kilogram All-Time World Record
- Bench Press — 230 kilograms (507 pounds)
- Deadlift — 372.5 kilograms (821.2 pounds)
- Total: 977.5 kilograms (2,155 pounds)
Herndon has been focusing on his place in the WRPF Ghost Clash 2 competition for weeks now, as most of his Instagram posts include some mention of it. In that part, he appears to be a lifter on a mission.
It’s almost a month into 2023, and Herndon looks locked and primed for impressive feats in the gym and on the official lifting platforms. When he transfers his latest feat of strength to Southern Florida later this month, it will likely be just one of many significant showings from the record-setting powerlifter.
Featured image: @phillip_herndon on Instagram
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