This distinctive cluster set was heavier than her present world document.
47-kilogram powerlifter Heather Connor has proven that she might be able to compete on the 2023 IPF World Traditional Open Powerlifting Championships on the week of June 11-18 in Valletta, Malta by performing a singular cluster set.
On Could 5, 2023, Connor posted an Instagram reel of herself performing a singular cluster set — a coaching approach that entails very temporary relaxation between repetitions. She started the set by deadlifting 190 kilograms (418.9 kilos) for a single rep. Her spotters instantly added extra weight to the bar and, a number of seconds later, she shortly carried out a rep with 195 kilograms (430 kilos). Connor seems to have mistakenly listed the 195-kilogram carry as “424” kilos within the submit’s caption.
The second repetition was above her present all-time World Report of 192.5 kilograms (424.4 kilos) that she pulled on the 2021 USAPL Uncooked Nationals. Each reps have been above her present IPF World Report of 185 kilograms (407.8 kilos) that she achieved on the 2022 IPF World Classic meet, which she referenced within the textual content on the video.
Connor approached the bar in her acquainted sumo stance, grabbed the barbell with a detailed grip, and lifted it straight as much as a lockout. As soon as she returned the barbell to the ground, she stepped away whereas the opposite plates have been added outdoors of the collars.
She then shortly returned to the barbell, repositioned herself, and started the second pull. The second rep was slower than the primary, however she efficiently locked out the rep earlier than ending the set with a shout of pleasure. She was sporting a singlet and weightlifting belt through the lifts.
Connor is a two-time IPF world champion within the 47-kilogram division, having gained these championships in 2017 and 2019. She positioned second to Tiffany Chapon on the 2022 version of the competition. Her most up-to-date meet was on the 2023 AMP Traditional Nationwide Championships, the place she positioned second to Jessica Espinal. Connor’s lifts at that meet are as follows.
Heather Connor | 2023 AMP Traditional Nationwide Championships
- Squat — 137.5 kilograms (303.1 kilos)
- Bench Press — 70 kilograms (154.3 kilos)
- Deadlift — 187.5 kilograms (413.3 kilos)
- Complete — 395 kilograms (870.7 kilos)
If Connor have been to win her weight class on the upcoming meet in Malta, it will be her third world championship. With 4 weeks remaining till the competitors, this current coaching clip might lead some powerlifting followers to consider that Connor has the potential to tug 200 kilograms (440 kilos). If she have been to realize that carry, she can be the primary lady in her weight class to interrupt that barrier.
Featured Picture: @heather.e.connor on Instagram