Fulwood is the brand new king of his division in the case of squat energy.
On Might 1, 2023, powerlifter Reece Fullwood shared an Instagram video of himself capturing a 412.5-kilogram (909.4-pound) uncooked with sleeves back squat in the course of the 2023 International Powerlifting Committee-Nice Britain (GPC-GB) Welsh Championships. The strength feat is an all-time uncooked World File within the 125-kilogram division.
Fullwood wore a lifting belt, knee sleeves, and wrist wraps to assist him earn the milestone. Within the caption of his Instagram submit, Fullwood wrote that his physique weight on the time of the raise was 125 kilograms (275.5 kilos) precisely. The 2023 GPC-GB Welsh Championships passed off on Apr. 30, 2023, in Swansea, Wales.
In response to the all-time leaderboard on Open Powerlifting, Fullwood’s uncooked document accomplishment formally surpasses a notable peer within the 125-kilogram class by 1.4 kilograms (3.3 kilos)
The second-heaviest squat, 411 kilograms (906.1 kilos), belongs to Phillip Herndon, whose earlier World File mark stood for only about six weeks. On the time of this text’s publication, Herndon nonetheless possesses the uncooked World File squat of 395 kilograms (870.8 kilos) within the 110-kilogram division.
Along with eclipsing Herndon’s squat World File within the 125-kilogram weight class, right here’s an summary of Fullwood’s all-time uncooked competitors bests:
Reece Fullwood | All-Time Uncooked Competitors Bests
- Squat — 412.5 kilograms (909.4 kilos) | All-Time 125KG Uncooked World File
- Bench Press — 212.4 kilograms (468.4 kilos)
- Deadlift — 362.4 kilograms (799.1 kilos)
- Whole — 948.9 kilograms (2,171.5 kilos)
Per his private web page on Open Powerlifting, Fullwood has a comparatively restricted sanctioned aggressive historical past. Together with two appearances within the GPC-GB Welsh Championships (2019, 2023), Fullwood has participated in simply three official powerlifting competitions so far. He has by no means misplaced a contest and as soon as competed within the 139.7-kilogram division throughout a first-place efficiency on the 2022 GPC-GB Tattooed and Robust.
In one other submit on his Instagram, Fullwood appeared to take coronary heart in his newest GPC-GB efficiency. Whereas nursing an obvious elbow harm with nerve harm, the athlete got here in with modest targets and surpassed his wildest particular person expectations.
“Purpose for the competitors [the 2023 GPC-GB Welsh Championships] was to not get injured, break or tear something, don’t be [expletive], and take a authentic shot at an all time World File Squat, to nearly as good of a normal as I might execute!” Fullwood wrote. “I’m glad with the outcomes given the situation I went into this competitors realizing I wouldn’t have the ability to put collectively a aggressive bench press. My elbow didn’t break, pec didn’t tear off. Got here away with just a few small strains and a giant smile on my face!”
Featured picture: @reecefullwood on Instagram