We’re now less than four weeks out from the Kern US Open, which is set to take place on May 12-13th in San Diego, California. This event brings out some of powerlifter’s best athletes, as it’s invite only and boasts a massive $250,000 USD in prize money.
Of these elite athletes sits Chakera Holcomb, who’s competing in the women’s 181 lb (82kg) weight class. She’s been dialing in her training and has been putting up some insane numbers in training. In fact, her latest squat video is possibly one of her best sets to date and features an extremely heavy 262kg (578 lb) triple.
In Holcomb’s Instagram video’s descritption below she writes, “Last squat session in the books! 578X3 at 182lbs!! I’m so grateful to have an amazing team/family taking care of me, thank you! Coach @djclassic79 and I are pleased with today’s squat session.”
For those who don’t know, Holcomb is a dominant force in both the 181 lb and 198 lb women’s weight classes. Currently, she holds five all-time world records, which can be seen below.
181 lb All-Time World Records
- 264kg (585 lb) Deadlift
- 647kg (1,427 lb) Total (No Wraps)
198 lb All-Time World Records
- 237kg (524 lb) Squat (No Wraps)
- 272kg (601 lb) Deadlift
- 670kg (1,479 lb) Total (No Wraps)
Her latest all-time world records above were set in the 198 lb weight class at the 2018 LA Fit Expo that took place in January of this year. At this performance, Holcomb dominated and ended up breaking the three records listed above. If you want to read more on her performance and meet recap we wrote about it, here.
If you look through Holcomb’s latest training videos, then you’ll see her numbers aren’t too incredibly far off from many of the current 181 lb all-time world records (the ones she doesn’t already have).
With a lot of prize money on the line and her training going smoothly, we’re pumped to see what Holcomb puts up come meet day.
Feature image from @c.c_holcomb Instagram page.