Anthony Hobaica has been looking quite impressive in the leadup to the XPC Powerlifting Meet. This was most evident with an insane squat recently, which was nearly four and a half times his bodyweight.
Hobaica has proven to be an extremely talented athlete in the world of powerlifting. Having competed since 2010, he has absolutely dominated the 181lb division. Moreover, he has dabbled in the 198lb class, where he competed in his last meet, scoring 4th in the Boss of Bosses 6 meet.
However, Hobaica is looking to make his return to his regular weight of 181lb, when he competes at the upcoming XPC Powerlifting meet, which goes down March 7th. Part of the Arnold Sports Festival, this contest displays some of the best athletes in the world, meeting to compete in Columbus, Ohio. Anthony looks to score his third win in the contest.
Ahead of the big event, Hobaica has been putting in some serious work. Perhaps the peak of these epic lifts came in a recent video to his Instagram. Here, he squats a whopping 800lb, which is 4.4x his bodyweight. Impressive as that is, this becomes more mind-boggling when you realize this is an unofficial all-time world record for Raw Squats in the 181lb weight class.
Check out the incredible performance:
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My squad stayed all night just to see me thru this squat. Can’t thank them enough- now we wait to do it when it counts! #Repost @djclassic79 with @get_repost ・・・ I haven't posted one of my athletes from my page in a while, but this is a good time to.. This is Anthony "Hollywood" Hobaica @antstillhungry squatting 800lbs / 363kg at 82.5kg / 181lb bodyweight!! This is our planned 2nd attempt for the XPC Finals at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports festival @arnoldsports in Ohio on March 7th.. This will break the all time world record.. Since we started working together, we have been targeting an 850lb / 386kg squat for the US Open @kernusopen in April.. Its on the way. Couldnt be more proud of him, this coming after a 12 hour work day. It's been a hell of a prep. This squat was made possible by the baddest wraps on the planet, the Unbreakable Gear Enforcerers @unbreakablegear.. He's coming for what is his #strengthcoach #offseason #hbb #holcombbarbell #teamroom_ #mj_ander #power #powerlifting #coach #allin #trusttheprocess #bodybuilding #powerbuilding #fitnessmotivation #fitlifestyle #animalpak #usapl #weightloss #weightlifting #usapl #usapowerlifting #bodybuilding #ifbb #wrpf #UnbreakableGear #UGStrong #UGNation #versagrips #versagripspro #thorshammerrrs #xpcpowerlifting
Not only would Anthony Hobaica crush the current world record of 793.6lb, but he does not plan on stopping here. According to his coach, Don Holcomb, this is their planned 2nd lift at the XPC meet. Furthermore, they are eyeing a goal of 850lb, by the time of the Kern US Open in April.
This is a goal that Hobaica and his team have been working diligently towards for a while now. Here he is, hitting a 755lb double just a few days prior. The progress he is showing makes it seem likely that he can attain his spring goals.
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It’s been a year. Almost time to show them what WE built. What a difference real family means. I thank god every day for my corner. #15day #Repost @mjstopsbulking with @get_repost ・・・ TLDR: Lift Heavy. Stay Humble. Treat everyone like family. Train to compete and smash records. My coach @antstillhungry @teamroom_ is the realest, most down to earth guy I know. Some will be intimidated by his baby ass shorts but it’s only to showcase his thunder thighs! Some will say it’s fake weights but when I have to wear a belt and sleeves just to spot the man on squats, it’s nerve wracking just being there when heavy ass weights fly! ATWR will fall! First stop is @arnoldsports @schwarzenegger in 15 days and then the @kernusopen a month after. ⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️ GYM @teamroom_ @dragons.vegas Coached by @djclassic79 @holcombbarbell Gear by @unbreakablegear SUPPS by @axeandsledge Bodywork by @mj_ander ⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️#hobaicapower #181boiz #82.5kg #squatbenchdeadlift #powerlifting #powerliftingmotivation #kingofthelifts #hollywood #teamroom_ #xpcpowerlifting #arnoldsportsfestival #kernusopen #wetraintocompete
However, before Anthony Hobaica can start celebrating, he must first hit this lift in competition. Regardless, it seems like a foregone conclusion that he should be able to do so, considering how he looks in prep.
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