Old Guys Are Outlifting You: 64 Year Old Snatches 100 Kilos Off the Blocks

Update: We’ve identified the lifter with help from our awesome readers! And it turns out he’s actually 64 years young, not 62 as originally stated in this Instagram post embedded below.

His name is Juan “The King” Sepulveda (that’s “El Rey” for the Spanish speakers), and at 64, he’s out lifting most of us. Recently, he smoked a 100kg snatch off the blocks.

His celebration at the end just makes it that much more fun to watch.

Want to know more about Juan? He’s an Atlanta resident to trains out of Coffee’s Gym

The post’s caption begins with “GEEZER STRONG,” which seems appropriate given the fact that this guy just took 100 kilos for a ride that makes many lifters less than half his age envious. Actually, we’re crushing on his bald eagle/American Flag shirt almost as much as we’re admiring his mobility, because we’ve been struggling to hit that catch position for years.

Here’s a video of a 61 year old Juan snatching 104kg off the blocks. Notice his trademark awesome celebration.

And if you want more great Masters lifting — powerlifting, in this case — check out this post from a couple months ago rounding up some of the best lifts from the 2016 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships held in Killeen, Texas. It includes David Ricks’ absolutely ridiculous 685 pound raw squat at 57 years old, a lift that set a new Open world record in addition to obliterating the standing mark in his age category.

Featured Image: @crossfit_weightlifting on Instagram

David Tao

David Tao

BarBend's Co-Founder and Editorial Director, David is a veteran of the health & fitness industry, with nearly a decade of experience building and running editorial teams in the space. He also serves as a color commentator for both National and International weightlifting competitions, many through USA Weightlifting.

David graduated from Harvard University and served for several years as Editorial Director/Chief Content Officer of Greatist.com. In addition to his work in the health & fitness industry, David has been a writer for Fortune and Fortune.com, as well as a contributor to Forbes.com, Slate, and numerous other outlets across the web and in print. He's especially passionate about the intersection of strength sports and quality, professional media coverage — overlapping interests shared by the BarBend editorial team and which drive their content strategy each and every day.

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