Teen powerlifting sensation Jackson Powell is moving big weight once again. In his latest video, the 17 year old Powell veers away from the traditional big three to hit an absolutely monstrous front squat.
We’ve written about Powell on a few occasions, and every time our minds are blown away by his strength, but this video may take the cake for putting his brute strength on full display. In the front squat video, Powell smokes 675 lbs and writes, “One of my uglier walkouts but a definite high note. 675X1 Front Squat.”
For context, this weight is comparable to what handfuls of elite super heavyweights in weightlifting can perform. And to make it even more impressive, he tackled this lift after a slightly dodgy walkout (as mentioned above) that made our hearts skip a beat. If this doesn’t show confidence with moving this weight, then we don’t know what does.
Check out the monstrous front squat below.
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If you’re unfamiliar with Powell and his lifting, then you might be wondering. What are his other lifts like and what has he done in competition?
Earlier this year in January, he competed at the USPA hosted 4th Annual Tennessee Open and put together a very strong total for his age. Competing in the wrapped 308+ lb weight class, Powell went 9/9 and finished with the following lifts:
- Squat: 832 lbs
- Bench Press: 380 lbs
- Deadlift: 644
- Total: 1,857 lbs
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To say that I am happy would be an understatement. Today was a phenomenal day with a roughly 832 pound squat, 380 pound bench, and a 644 pound deadlift. Totaled out today with a rough 1856 pound total. I broke every national record in the USPA for my age and weight. I would never have been able to do it without my main sponsor @cdgriff4 would also like to thank @conquertheweights @zonesmellingsalts for backing me through everything. Also big thank you to @the_walls_of_jericho_training for helping me today.
To add to his recent performance’s impressiveness, every single lift was a national USPA record for his age and weight. It’s also worth noting that this was only Powell’s second ever powerlifting meet.
Over the last year, we’ve witnessed Powell continue to get stronger at a remarkable rate. We’re excited to see what 2020 has in store for this young athlete and to see how far he can progress in another calendar year’s time.
Feature image from @bigpowell53 Instagram page.