On Might 2, 2022, Nicolaas du Preez confirmed that he’s able to make waves as a powerlifter once more when he squatted 420 kilograms (926 kilos) comparatively simply throughout a coaching session. du Preez wore wrist wraps, a lifting belt, and knee sleeves for the raise. He additionally had three spotters readily available, and although the barbell bent with its staggering weight, their companies had been in the end not vital.
Try the bar-bending squat, courtesy of du Preez’s Instagram profile:
In line with Open Powerlifting, this 420-kilogram (926-pound) squat whereas coaching eclipses du Preez’s all-time competitors finest from the 2021 World Powerlifting Congress-SA (WPC-SA) Energy Wars by one ounce. du Preez equally wore wraps for that squat.
Not by coincidence, the 2021 WPC-SA Energy Wars — the place he was the eventual victor — can also be the final time du Preez was a part of a sanctioned competitors. Per the caption of du Preez’s Instagram publish he’ll make a return to a proper lifting platform on the 2022 Rhino Powerlifting Membership (RPC) Elite Uncooked on Might 14th in Praetoria, South Africa. He’ll compete at 125 kilograms.
About Nicolaas du Preez
If his social media is any indication, du Preez isn’t any stranger to unimaginable feats of power. Along with his squat prowess, the powerlifter had a latest deadlift of 405 kilograms (892.87 kilos) and a bench press of 255 kilograms (562.1 kilos). du Preez wore a lifting belt for the deadlift, whereas the bench press was uncooked.
Each figures equally exceed du Preez’s earlier competitors bests. His top-ever deadlift is a 384.9-kilogram uncooked pull (848.7-pound) from the 2019 WPC-SA Energy Wars, and his top-ever bench press is a 244.9-kilogram uncooked press (540.1-pound) from the 2021 WPC-SA Energy Wars. Listed below are the entire outcomes of du Preez’s profession — who has by no means misplaced a contest — up to now:
Nicolaas du Preez | Profession Outcomes
- 2018 WPC-SA Inaugural Meet (Junior division) — 1st place
- 2018 WPC-SA South African Nationals (Males’s Open division) — 1st place
- 2018 RPC Nationwide Championships (Males’s Open) — 1st place
- 2019 WPC-SA Energy Wars (Males’s Open) — 1st place
- 2019 RPC 4 Nations (Males’s Open) — 1st place
- 2021 WPC-SA Energy Wars (Males’s Open) — 1st place
The 2022 RPC Elite Uncooked is Subsequent
Du Preez will try to attain two issues within the coming weeks on the 2022 RPC Elite Uncooked. First, he’ll undoubtedly need to keep his ongoing undefeated streak in competitions. Second, he’ll need to surpass all his earlier prime marks on every of his respective lifts. Contemplating the regular progress together with his coaching in latest weeks, he appears to be in line to do each and extra.
The 2022 RPC Elite Uncooked will happen on Might 14 in Praetoria, South Africa.
Featured picture: @nicolaas_du_preez on Instagram