Jonathan Cayco, popularly known as “Mr. Bench,” is coming off an unsuccessful run at the 2022 IPF World Championships. Cayco hoped to defend his title from last year, but came just short of doing so. However, he did not let the defeat hold him back for long as he got back to the gym in full force. He displayed this in his recent Instagram post, where Cayco shared a new squat PR of 574 pounds (260 kilograms).
Cayco first gained popularity for himself as a powerlifter with unparalleled strength. He posed a serious threat in all 14 sanctione competitions he took part in. Cayco has managed to win nine of them and has smashed multiple World Records as well. Cayco has been at the top of the 93-kilogram weight class for a very long time. He was expected to defend his title at the World’s, but could not manage to do so.
Cayco did not necessarily miss the mark at the World’s. The competition in the division was intense and Cayco got edged out by Chance Mitchell, who won his first IPF World Championships title and set two World Records for deadlift and total in the process. He still got a spot on the podium and took home a bronze medal.
Jonathan can be seen performing the lift using a lifting belt, wrist wraps, and knee sleeves. As one of the most decorated powerlifters in history, he is continuing to set new personal records in his comeback journey.
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