Rudy Kadlub is one of the standout athletes in the powerlifting world, especially when it comes to the masters division. He intends to keep it this way, which is what keeps him motivated in the training room. So, he has been working extremely hard and has recently displayed a mind-blowing lift in training. The lift in question was a 470-pound (213.2-kilogram) squat, which unofficially exceeded the IPL Masters (70-74 Years Old) World Record.
Rudy Kadlub put on a lifting belt, knee wraps and wrist wraps, before getting under the 470-pound (213.2-pound) barbell. He then lifted the barbell from the rack, walked a few steps back, and took some deep breaths to brace properly. He then dropped down with the weight, and got back up at seemingly the same pace. With that, Rudy’s squat was completed, and he unofficially broke the World Record.
Rudy Kadlub’s 470-pound (213.2-kilogram) squat with wraps is heavier than any official IPL World Record in the Masters (70-74 Years Old) division, regardless of weight class.
Rudy Kadlub is currently preparing for 2023 IPL World Championships, which will take place on November 16-19, in Eugene, Oregon. He hopes to put on a show, break some records, and take the gold medal home. This will be one of Rudy’s final chances to improve his records in the Masters (70-74) division, as he will turn 75 years old next year. Due to that, he will move into the Masters (75-79 Years Old).
Another notable moment for Rudy Kadlub this year has been his birthday, since he celebrated it in his training room. This has become a tradition for Rudy, as he often sets a new PR for each birthday. However, earlier this year, he managed to deadlift 524 pounds for two reps, despite only expecting to do one.
Rudy Kadlub has taken part in 42 sanctioned competitions in total throughout nearly two decades of competing. He has won 36 of them and has not lost in a competition since 2013.
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)
Data Source: Open Powerlifting. Last Updated: August 17, 2023
There is no doubt that Rudy Kadlub will transfer his current form to the 2023 IPL World Championships in two weeks. So, he is en route to further improve his own World Records, extend his winning streak, and cement his place in powerlifting history.
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