Rudy Kadlub is on fire at the moment, as he has broken multiple World Records this year, some of which were official and some unofficial. However, he has seemingly never been stronger than he is currently. Mostly because of his recent squats, since Rudy has been locking out some massive weights. Most recently, Rudy managed to squat 217.5 kilograms (479.6 pounds) with knee wraps during his final heavy session of the prep cycle. This lift was notable because it marked an Unofficial IPL Masters (70-74 Years Old) World Record.
Rudy Kadlub used knee wraps to complete the 217.5-kilogram (476.9-pound) squat because it will be allowed for use in his next competition. Moreover, his 217.5-kilogram (476.9-pound) squat was heavier than any Masters (70-74 Years Old) IPL World Record in the wrapped division, regardless of weight class.
Rudy Kadlub also revealed that 217.5 kilograms (476.9 pounds) is the heaviest squat that he has ever attempted to lift. So, it was surprising to see that he did not struggle to lock it out at all but instead kept a consistent pace from the start until the end.
Rudy Kadlub has spent months building up to the 217.5-kilogram (476.9-pound) squat, but he has now reached a new peak and is ready to compete. His next appearance will come in just 10 days, as he plans to take part in the 2023 IPL World Championships, which will take place on November 16-19, in Eugene, Oregon.
Rudy Kadlub also unofficially broke the Masters (70-74 Years Old) IPL Squat World Record just a few days ago. However, he did so by squatting 213.2 kilograms (470 pounds). So, he has added a significant amount of weight to his squat in a very short time, proving that he is on track to peak at the 2023 IPL World Championships.
Now at 74-years-old, Rudy Kadlub has accumulated a lot of experience and success in powerlifting. To be specific, he has taken part in 42 sanctioned powerlifting competitions and won 36 of them. Rudy is also the co-owner and CEO of “Kabuki Strength”, which is famous for producing all types of barbells. So, Rudy’s entire life revolves around sports and the gym.
Rudy Kadlub’s Competition PRs
Squat (Wraps): 210 kilograms (463 pounds) — (2023 USPA Drug Tested National Championships)
Bench Press (Raw): 142.5 kilograms (314.1 pounds) — (2021 IPL Drug Tested World Championship)
Deadlift (Raw): 235 kilograms (518 pounds) — (2020 USPA Drug Tested North American Championships)
Total (Raw W/Wraps): 578 kilograms (1,274.2 pounds) — (2021 IPL Drug Tested World Championship)
Rudy Kadlub will be moving on to the next Masters division in 2024, since he will be turning 75-years-old. So, he has less than two months to set World Records in his current age class, and the 2023 IPL World Championships are the perfect opportunity to do so. Judging by the video footage from his training sessions, Rudy will likely break the records with ease.
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