Eishiro Murakami Is one of Japan’s most impressive weightlifters. He added on to this legacy with an incredible squat that he landed in the gym this week,
Murakami has set himself apart as one of the world’s best +109kg weightlifters at the International Weightlifting Federation Ready Steady Tokyo. Here, he was attempting to earn a spot on the 2020 Olympic Team, and managed an impressive second place. Additionally, he managed a 412kg/908lb total, which stemmed from a 185kg/408lb snatch and a 227kg/500lb clean and jerk.
Following this impressive appearance, Murakami was quickly back in the gym looking to improve. He posted a video to his Instagram, where he was managing to hit a 365kg/805lb squat. Moreover, he followed this up with a nerve-racking walkout, setting the weights back on the rack.
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It is impossible not to feel your anxiety spike when watching this crazy feat. You can see the concentration on the face of Eishiro Murakami, as the bar trembles under the weights. He slowly and deliberately steps forwards, managing to plant it on the rack. This is scary, when one considers how easy it is for tragic accidents to happen in this sport.
This recent string of unbelievable performances was started in May, with Murakami attending the All Japan competition. Here, he broke several national records, including a 188kg/414lb deadlift, 226kg/498lb clean and jerk, and a 414kg/913lb total. Here is a video of his lift at that event.
It will be very interesting to see Eishiro Murakami if he manages to compete at the 2020 Olympics. If he does represent Japan in any of the events, he will most certainly be one of the top competitors. However until then, you can follow his progress on Instagram. Here, he states that he intends to make it to a 400kg squat. So with that in mind, it will be easy to keep track of his steps along the way to that goal.