Jackson Powell is the average 16-year-old high school kid… until you see how much he can lift! Powell is a football player and powerlifter at his high school and didn’t start competing until April of last year at the SPF Grit House Classic where he deadlifted 570 pounds, squatted 560 pounds, and bench pressed 330 pounds. He competed in the 308-pound weight class and these numbers were still very impressive for a sophomore.
But since then he’s surpassed these numbers significantly, recently squatting a huge 725 pounds for one repetition to set a PR. This is a 165-pound squat increase since his meet last year and Powell was ecstatic.
He posted the lift on his Instagram and wrote… “To say I’m happy is an understatement. 725X1 as a sophomore”.
Check out the big squat:
Just two weeks ago Powell did a 655-pound squat for three reps…
And he’s just impressive on the back squat, hitting an unbelievable 500-pound front squat x 2…
Then a day before his 725-pound squat, he did a 725 x 1 trap bar deadlift…
Jackson’s Powell’s Hercules-like strength has him ahead of all other 308-pound powerlifters in his age group in every powerlifting federation and it’s by a convincing margin. He squats 129.76-pounds more than the current record holder Will Gallien who squatted a big 595.24 pounds.
Powell’s 725-pound squat makes any other squat number in his age and weight class seem like warmup weight and it won’t be long before he reaches the 800-pound mark. We look forward to seeing more of his incredible lifts and right now there’s no telling just how far he can go if he keeps training hard.
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