Fulwood is the brand new king of his division in terms 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 throughout the 2023 International Powerlifting Committee-Nice Britain (GPC-GB) Welsh Championships. The strength feat is an all-time uncooked World Document 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 publish, Fullwood wrote that his physique weight on the time of the elevate was 125 kilograms (275.5 kilos) precisely. The 2023 GPC-GB Welsh Championships passed off on Apr. 30, 2023, in Swansea, Wales.
In line with 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 Document mark stood for only about six weeks. On the time of this text’s publication, Herndon nonetheless possesses the uncooked World Document squat of 395 kilograms (870.8 kilos) within the 110-kilogram division.
Along with eclipsing Herndon’s squat World Document within the 125-kilogram weight class, right here’s an outline 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 Document
- 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 thus 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 publish on his Instagram, Fullwood appeared to take coronary heart in his newest GPC-GB efficiency. Whereas nursing an obvious elbow damage with nerve injury, the athlete got here in with modest targets and surpassed his wildest particular person expectations.
“Objective 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 legit shot at an all time World Document Squat, to pretty much as good of a typical as I may execute!” Fullwood wrote. “I’m happy with the outcomes given the situation I went into this competitors figuring out 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 a number of small strains and a giant smile on my face!”
Featured picture: @reecefullwood on Instagram