Watch: Powerlifter Squats 1,036 Pounds, Breaks World Record


Now that is heavy lifting.

Russian powerhouse Andrey Malanichev utterly crushed the world record for the highest unequipped squat on Saturday, racking up more than half a ton—470 kg, or 1,036 pounds, to be exact.

The super heavyweight king put up the numbers at the Boss of Bosses II event in Mountain View, held and hosted by Boss Barbell Club and Dame Group, a part of the United States Powerlifting Association. The USPA confirmed the record in an Instagram post.

Malanichev set his last squat record in February of 2014 at 1,014lbs. But after dominating the platform this past weekend, he now holds the top spot for the entire powerlifting raw category (which includes the squat, bench press, and deadlift), making him the leading powerlifter in the Men’s Raw World Records. 

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