Over his near-decade-long powerlifting profession, Phillip Herndon has constructed a lot of his fame round an more and more highly effective again squat. On June 25, 2022, Herndon accomplished a sleeved squat of 395 kilograms (870 kilos) whereas coaching. That determine unofficially exceeds the uncooked squat World Record for a 110-kilogram powerlifter. It is 5 kilograms extra than Kevin Oak’s official prime mark from the 2020 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Hybrid Showdown II.
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While Herndon is a balanced, sturdy powerlifter who attends to every of his principal squat, bench press, and deadlift actions accordingly, the squat is the place the 26-year-old athlete excels most.
For instance, Herndon is the present proprietor of the squat with wraps World Record for the 110-kilogram division. He achieved that with a 435-kilogram (959-pound) squat with wraps from the 2022 United States Powerlifting Coalition (USPC) Mid-Atlantic Classic. That achievement surpassed Daniel Misencik, who squatted 432.5 kilograms (953.5 kilos) on the 2022 WRPF Ghost Clash. Misencik had beforehand topped Herndon’s previous squat with wraps World Record.
Not lengthy after the USPC Mid-Atlantic Classic, Herndon accomplished a 410-kilogram (904-pound) squat with wraps comparatively simply throughout an early May 2022 coaching session. That latter feat gave the impression to be a tease of the American athlete’s intent to increase his squat with wraps document within the close to future. Herndon might try and just do that on the upcoming 2022 WRPF American Pro. That contest will happen on July 29-30, 2022, in Manassas, VA.
At the time of this writing, Herndon has not confirmed whether or not he'll compete uncooked or with wraps at that competitors. Notably, Herndon has competed uncooked simply as soon as since late April 2018, per Open Powerlifting.
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Herndon’s Warranted Ambitions
While Herndon continues to interrupt, unofficially exceed, and push for brand new squat World Records, his aggressive ledger is certainly not skinny on total accomplishments. In 35 profession contests as each a Junior and Open competitor, the American powerlifter has gained 23 instances. If that weren’t spectacular sufficient, he has missed the rostrum on simply 5 events.
At the second, Herndon may even be hotter than ever. He’s at present on an ongoing win streak of 9 competitions, which is by far the longest successful streak of his profession. His final loss got here in August 2019 through the 2019 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) The Tribute — the place he nonetheless completed in second place.
A normal examination of Herndon’s Instagram would point out he plans to make it 10 straight wins on the 2022 WRPF American Pro whereas concurrently including to his squat with wraps document. He might go for each feats in Manassas, VA, on July 29-30, 2022.
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