Jesus Olivares has been the undisputed powerlifting champion in the +120-kilogram weight class for the past two years. As his every appearance is history in the making, that has been eclipsed by his incredible squat achievements. The fact that he is active on social media makes it easy for us to follow his progress without having to rely on sanctioned competitions.
The squat is Jesus Olivares’ greatest prowess and it is not even debatable. So, when he announced through Instagram that he scored a new PR, it was already clear that it is a mind-blowing feat of strength without even checking out the video. It turned out that Jesus Olivares squatted 455 kilograms (1,003 pounds), which is 5 kilograms (11 pounds) heavier than his previous record.
Jesus Olivares used a lifting belt, knee sleeves, to aid him in the lift. Seeing that he did not use knee wraps, this lift was raw by powerlifting standards.
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In sanctioned powerlifting competitions, only four people were able to squat at least 455 kilograms (1,003 pounds) raw. Those are Ray Williams, Jezza Uepa, Craig Foster, and Daniel Bell. So, if Jesus Olivares could replicate his recent squat from training in a competition he would become only the fifth person in history to do so. However, it is currently not clear when he plans to compete again.
Jesus Olivares is still in his early 20s, but he has already made 19 official powerlifting appearances. He has also accumulated 10 victories and been undefeated in the past three years. Jesus’ most notable achievements are winning the IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships and USA Nationals two times each.
Data Source: Open Powerlifting. Last Updated: November 9, 2022
Although he is still very far from Ray Williams’ 490-kilogram (1,080.3-pound) All-Time Squat World Record, Jesus Olivares is the only one who has the potential to break it. Seeing that Jesus has been progressing significantly with each year, it might not take long for him to reach Ray’s level. The 1,000-pound squat milestone is now behind him, so he has a lot to look forward to.
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