Powerlifter Heather Connor is on a mission to break as many records as possible, or so it seems. Her most recent record occurred in training, when she did the heaviest training squat she’s ever done at 145kg/319lb. But breaking records is just what this motivated 29-year-old does.
Heather Connor is Goal-Driven
This is a woman that does what she decides to do and doesn’t let anyone get in her way.
Connor is known by the International Powerlifting Federation to be the first woman to deadlift four times her bodyweight raw. We also recently reported on a goal she set on New Year’s 2019 to pull 200kg/440lb by the end of 2020, and she did it.
This time around in training she did a 145kg (319lb) squat, which is the heaviest she has ever performed. She said in her Instagram post she ended last week “sad,” but ended this week “bad.”
Heather Connor’s Records
In this session, Connor is pulling three times her body weight, and 2.5kg above the American record squat. That record is her own, which she set at the 2018 Arnold SBD Pro American and took home the first-place prize for it.
Her stats for that competition were:
- Squat: 142.5kg/314.2lb
- Bench Press: 72.5kg/159.8lb
- Deadlift: 12.5kg/402.3lb
- Total: 397.4kg/876.3lb
It’s one of the reasons why she is noted as one of the best powerlifters in the world.
Hitting and beating records is something Heather Connor is very familiar with. She holds the American squat record, and also the world record deadlift from the 2020 USA Powerlifting Palmetto Classic where she pulled 185kg/407.9lb. That beat her previous American record of 183kg/403.3lb from the 2019 USAPL Raw Nationals where her deadlift was 397.5kg/876.3lb.
It is no surprise that Heather Connor is a two-time IPF world champ. In one event, she pulled 192.5kg/424lb in the 44.5kg/99lb weight class. In another, she pulled a 200kg/440lb deadlift.
Her training results are often well above those records, and we expect to see Heather Connor crushing some serious competitions in the near future.