Powerlifter Jimmy Kolb recently claimed the Heaviest Lift in History, and he has not slowed down since. Recently, Jimmy did a 405 lbs raw bench press for 20 amazing repetitions, which proved to everyone that he is one of the greatest overall bench pressers in the world. Jimmy is currently feeling great, as he posted another impressive feat of strength from training. In the video, Jimmy can be seen performing a Floor Press with 865 lbs loaded on the bar. In addition, he managed to pull off 3 repetitions.
The floor press is one of the greatest exercises for anyone wanting to improve their bench press. The leg drive plays a big role in the usual bench press, but this eliminates it, so Jimmy has to rely on his upper body strength. It can also be a great addition for anyone suffering from shoulder pain. It seems like Jimmy Kolb has utilized it for equipped lifting, as he used a slingshot. However, it is no less impressive as Jimmy stacked the bar with tremendous weight. He also used wrist wraps to aid his joints.
You can watch the lift here:
Jimmy Kolb’s Accomplishments
Although he is an elite overall powerlifter, Jimmy Kolb’s greatest success came in the bench press. Jimmy possesses immense strength and dedication, which secured him the Equipped Bench Press World Record of 1320 lbs (598.5 kg). In addition, no one is even close to rivaling him, as he broke the previous record by almost 200 lbs. This also made him the first person to bench press 1200 and 1300 lbs.
Jimmy is also just 31-years-old, and it seems like he has just hit his prime years. Jimmy has been competing in powerlifting since 2009, and his first competition was the NASA High School Nationals. Since then, he has taken part in over 40 competitions and won most of them. Throughout his career, Jimmy has mostly been competing as an equipped lifter but has a few raw performances as well.
Jimmy Kolb’s Equipped Competition PRs:
- Squat: 410 kg (903.9 lbs) (2013 RPS International Open)
- Bench Press: 598.7 kg (1320 lbs) All-Time Heaviest Lift In History (2022 IPA Pennsylvania State Powerlifting Championships)
- Deadlift: 317.5 kg (700 lbs) (2011 APF Ohio Cup)
- Total: 1093.1 kg (2410 lbs) (2011 APF Ohio Cup)
Jimmy Kolb’s knowledge about the bench press is extremely extensive, and he is sharing it throughout his social media. Despite it being an accessory exercise, it takes a lot of hard work to load 865 lbs on the floor press. It also proves that Jimmy Kolb’s upper body is incredibly strong.