Powerlifter Kevin Oak has been crushing some big weights in lead up to his next meet. Oak is currently a little over two weeks out from the USPA Connecticut Spring Classic being held in Derby, Connecticut. At this meet, Oak told us he’ll only be squatting.
His latest video highlights a new personal two rep squat max, but to us, it doesn’t really look like a mat at all. Oak has an insane ability to make maximal sets and weights look incredibly smooth. In his Instagram video’s description Oak writes, “810×2 / 367.5 kg new 2 rep max 17 days out. A little tight and lethargic or I would’ve gone for the triple.”
We reached out to Oak and asked where his weight was currently sitting at and what his current goals are for the meet and he told us,
“I’m competing at 242, right now I’m waking up at 250. The world record at that wright [sic] is 828 lbs, so my goal is to beat that. I’m feeling good at the moment, the 810 lbs x 2 is the heaviest I’m going in training leading up.”
The current 242 lb all-time world record raw squat of 375.5kg (828 lbs) is held by Amit Sapir and was set back in July 2016. Oak has surpassed that weight in training, so it’s going to be interesting to see what he’s able to do in competition. Not to mention, he just made 367.5kg (810 lbs) for a double look like a routine set.
Check out his 376.5kg (830 lb) training squat below.
At the moment, Oak holds the all-time world record for the 220 lb weight class total. In November 2016 at an SPF meet, Oak totaled a massive 2,101 lbs, which is still standing today.
Oak and Nick Kiger’s apparel company Barbell Commission recently did a comprehensive question & answer on their Instagram page that dives into Oak’s current diet and training goals. If you’re interested in reading some of his answers, then check out the post below.
Will Oak top the current raw 242 lb all-time world record squat? Time will tell, but judging from his latest video, we think has a shot.
Feature image from @oakstrong Instagram page.