Guess who’s back and stronger than ever? It’s none other than Austin Perkins. Known for his incredible powerlifting prowess, Austin faced a setback in 2020 when he underwent surgery for a hernia. Since then, his progress has slowed down. But now, he’s making a remarkable comeback, defying all odds and showcasing his enhanced strength. Get ready to witness Austin Perkins unleash his powerlifting prowess once again. In his recent appearance at the 2023 USAPL P3 Grand Prix in Dallas, Texas, proved to be his greatest performance yet. He competed in the raw 75-kilogram weight class and set a new All-Time Squat World Record of 305 kilograms (672.4 pounds).
Having competed in the raw division, Austin Perkins was only allowed to utilize a lifting belt and knee sleeves for his squat. However, these supportive pieces of equipment were enough for him to set a new All-Time World Record.
Austin Perkins weighed in at 73.9 kilograms (162.9 pounds) for the 2023 USAPal P3 Grand Prix. In addition, apart from setting a new Squat World Record, Austin also set new competition PRs in every event. So, it was evidently a very successful outing for him.
The previous Raw Squat All-Time World Record was held by the legendary Taylor Atwood, who lifted 303 kilograms (668 pounds) at the 2021 USAPL Raw Nationals.
Austin Perkins’ Full Performance
280 kilograms (617.3 pounds)
295 kilograms (650.4 pounds)
305 kilograms (672.4 pounds) — U75KG All-Time World Record & Competition PR
“To cap things off, this was the most confident on squat I had been ever. There was not any unknown variables come meet day which I loved.”
Data Source: Open Powerlifting. Last Updated: August 17, 2023
Austin Perkins started competing in powerlifting when he was just 16-years-old, with his first appearance coming at the 2016 USAPL North MS Championships. So, he already has over six years of experience. During this time, Austin has taken part in 22 sanctioned powerlifting competitions and came out victorious on 15 occasions.
In addition to all his wins, Austin Perkins has now secured his first Squat All-Time World Record. Apart from it being an incredible achievement, this record has also further cemented his motivation to succeed in the sport. So, he will now continue preparing for the 2023 USAPL Raw Nationals, which will take place from September 14-17, in Memphis, TN.
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