The 2021 IPF World Champion Jessica Buettner has set some massive goals for this season, and judging by her recent training sessions, she is on track to fulfill them. On April 7th, 2022, Jessica shared some impressive lifts from the gym on her Instagram account. She posted a 212.5 kg (468.5 lbs) squat single and performed four 183 kg (405 lbs) paused squats after.
The first video displays Jessica Buettner showcasing her squat prowess, as the 212.5 kg (468.5 lbs) lift is 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs) heavier than her current competition PR. Jessica’s squat is raw, as she only used a lifting belt and knee sleeves.
In the second slide of Jessica Buettner’s Instagram post, she can be seen deadlifting 230 kg (507 lbs) for six sets of one rep. This deadlift is only 17.5 kg (38.5 lbs) lighter than the current IPF World Record in the 76 kg weight class. This record is also claimed by Jessica Buettner, having set it at the 2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships.
In the final slide of the post, we can see Jessica easily doing four reps of raw 183 kg (405 lbs) paused squats.
You can watch all of her lifts here:
Jessica Buettner has not specified her bodyweight at the time of these lifts, but just 7 days before, she weighed in at 80.7 kg (178 lbs). This means that she will most likely aim to slim down to the 76 kg weight class by the time of her next competition.
Jessica aims to step back on the powerlifting platform in 4 weeks from now. That will be the 2022 CPU Canadian Nationals, which will take place from May 9-14, 2022 in St. Johns. Just 4 weeks after that contest, Jessica Buettner will attempt to defend her World Champion title in the 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships.
Jessica Buettner’s Career Summarized
Jessica Buettner has built up an extremely impressive resume, and is currently one of the greatest athletes in powerlifting. She started competing in 2014, and has taken part in a total of 18 competitions. Jessica came out victorious in 16 of those, claiming 3 IPF World Titles and 5 Canadian National Titles. She also holds 3 IPF World Records in the 76 kg weight class, and the IPF Deadlift World Record in the Juniors 76 kg weight class.
Jessica Buettner’s Most Notable Performances
- 2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships – 1st place
- 2016 & 2018 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships – 1st place (Juniors)
- 2015, 2016,2018,2019 & 2020 CPU Canadian Nationals – 1st place
Jessica Buettner’s Raw Competition PRs:
- Squat: 210.5 kg (464.1 lbs) IPF World Record (2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships)
- Bench Press: 105 kg (231.5 lbs) (2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships)
- Deadlift: 250 kg (551.2 lbs) (2020 CPU Nationals)
- Total: 563 kg (1241.2 lbs) IPF World Record (2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships)
Jessica Buettner is definitely the biggest favorite for the win as she is heading to the 2022 Canadian Nationals & IPF World’s. However, she will probably expect even more from herself, and we could see some new and improved World Records.