Kheycie Romero is quickly becoming a household name in powerlifting, posting massive lifts regularly. She does not compete often, but when she does, it’s in the 90 kg or +90 kg category. Kheycie is also known as one of the strongest deadlifters in the women’s division and is even a contender for the World Record. She showcased her deadlifting prowess with a massive 265.5 kg (585 lbs) pull from training.
In Kheycie’s most recent Instagram post, we can see that she only used a lifting belt to aid her in the lift. Kheycie’s lifting style is sumo, alongside a hook grip. She used a mixed grip for a long time, and only recently started using the hook grip. She also stated that she “might even prefer it” now.
You can watch the video here:
Kheycie did not state her bodyweight at the time of the lift. However, this deadlift is 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs) heavier than her current competition PR.
Kheycie Romero’s Career And Achievements
Kheycie has been competing for 5 years, but has taken part in only eight sanctioned competitions. Her powerlifting debut came in the 2017 USPA Battle of the Bay 3, where she grabbed a second-place finish. Kheycie’s greatest success in powerlifting was winning the 2020 WRPF Hybrid Showdown II, and 2019 USPA Battle of the Bay V.
Kheycie Romero’s current competition PRs:
- Squat: 220 kg (485 lbs) (2020 WRPF Hybrid Showdown II)
- Bench Press: 120 kg (264.6 lbs) (2021 WRPF The Bucked Up Showdown)
- Deadlift: 265 kg (584.2 lbs) (2021 WRPF The Bucked Up Showdown)
- Total: 570 kg (1256.6 lbs) (2020 WRPF Hybrid Showdown II)
Back in April 2020, speaking exclusively with FitnessVolt, Kheycie shared her plans to break the all-time world record.
” (I want to go for) at least the world record for the 198 lbs (90 kg) or 198+ lbs (+90 kg) class… or even go for the all-time world record,”
Since then, Kheycie has competed only once, but her dream is certainly still there. She has also posted some unofficial record-breaking lifts in training, including a 275 kg (606 lbs) deadlift.
You can watch the lift here:
This lift was 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs) heavier than the current World Record in the 90 kg category. Samantha Rice holds the record with a pull of 273.5 kg (603 lbs), set at the 2022 USPA Hybrid Showdown 4.
It is not known when Kheycie Romero will compete again, but her form seems on point. She has competed only once a year, for the past three years. Hopefully, she will get more chances to compete and surprise everyone this year.