Watch Ray Williams Become the First Person in Powerlifting History to Squat 1,000 Pounds Raw

Ray Williams made powerlifting history by squatting over 1,000 pounds in competition.

On Sunday in Atlanta, super heavyweight and reigning world champion Ray Williams broke powerlifting records by squatting an insane amount of weight at the 2016 USA Powerlifting Nationals.

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How much weight did he squat exactly? 1,005 pounds—raw. That's right, no straps, no knee wraps, and no squat suit. He does wear some knee sleeves, but that's allowed. It was the first 1,000-pound Squat in competition history held to IPF raw standards.

Check out how easy Williams makes it look. It's almost like he could have done three more reps. His form is excellent too.

"Ray-Ray" Williams has squatted this much weight before, but not during competition. About a month ago, he posted a video on Instagram showing  him squatting the weight.

Williams is a beast at squatting, but his upper-body strength is equally impressive. According to his Instagram, although he weighs almost 400 pounds, he can bench 530 pounds and rep out Pull-Ups. Watch him!


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