Powerlifter Amanda Lawrence is as strong as they come. She’s the reigning 84kg IPF world champion, and current world record holder in the squat (243kg/535lbs), deadlift, (252kg/555lbs), and total (613kg/1,351lbs) in the 84kg category. Not to mention, she dominated the Arnold last year with a 596kg/1314lbs total @ 83.6kg, and at just 23 years old, her potential is limitless.
In training, we’ve seen her put up some impressive numbers like a 265kg/584lb deadlift (not the most she has lifted though) and a 580+ lb squat for example. In a recent session, she also went pretty big on her squat with a 1-rep set where she managed to drive up 565 lbs/256kg. It was anything but easy for the top-tier talent, however, her champion-caliber determination allowed her to complete the repetition.
It was apparent and by her own words that this wasn’t her best training session but as with anything, you’ll have good days and bad days. The most important thing is to just keep moving forward with the proper mindset.
This is what she wrote on her post to accompany the training clips…
“565 LBS x1 followed by a 4×4 @ 500 LBS for some pocket work tonight
If you ever have a bad training day don’t dwell on it, rather do everything in your power so you can ensure your next session is a good one 👊🏼 the second you start taking your recovery seriously outside of training is when you’ll see your numbers skyrocket 🙏🏼💪🏼 everything counts.”
Check out the clips below…
Lawrence has expressed that her goal is to hit a 272kg/600lb squat and she was hoping to do it back in 2019.
However, making a 15-20lb jump at her level is not an easy task, but again, she’s young and there’ll be plenty of time to progress up to that type of weight. Not to mention, she already holds the squat record and may very well improve upon that in her next competition.