Powerlifter Chris “Mad Scientist” Duffin is well-known for pushing an excessively large amount of weight against where gravity wants it to go. Yesterday, he posted a heavy squat session on his Instagram TV channel that was topped off with a 440kg (970lbs) double.
If you have not had the chance to see it for yourself, check it out here:
The emotional underscore actually seems to fit Duffin’s exceptionally calm demeanor as he squats just shy of four times his most recent competition bodyweight: 118kg (261lbs).
Duffin has been progressively building up the weight since the new year as he prepares to squat 453.6kg (1,000lbs) for his “Grand Goals” Campaign at the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) convention to be held March 28th through 31st in San Diego, CA. The “Grand Goals” campaign is an effort to raise money for the Homebuilders Foundation of Metro PD.
Here is another highlight of Duffin’s “Grand Goals” training, kicking off the new year squatting 433kg (955lbs) for a double in a future powerlifter’s hat:
Duffin has consistently leveraged his ability to move heavy weight as a way to raise money for good causes. During his previous “800 Every Day” and “880 Every Day” campaigns, Duffin squatted 362.8kg (800lbs) every day for a month to raise money for the Special Olympics and deadlifted 399kg (880lbs) every day for a month to raise money for cancer research.
In his own words regarding his “Grand Goals” campaign, Duffin wrote on his Instagram post:
“I plan to squat 1000×3 this coming March at the IHRSA show in San Diego. This will be the conclusion of my Grand Goals campaign when combined with my nearly 3 reps at a 1000lbs deadlift a few years ago. It will be done just a few weeks shy of my 43rd birthday and also be my final “feat of strength”. This is a culmination of over 30 years of training.”
Feature image from Chris Duffin’s Instagram page: @mad_scientist_duffin