On Sept. 16, 2022, powerlifter Heather Connor shared an Instagram video of herself capturing a 190-kilogram (418.9-pound) uncooked deadlift for 2 reps throughout a coaching session. In keeping with the caption of Connor’s submit, her new pulling mark is a private document (PR) double. Connor accomplished the deadlift in a sumo stance and wore only a lifting belt to assist with the feat of energy.
Moreover, Connor’s coaching deadlift unofficially exceeds her present Worldwide Powerlifting Federation (IPF) uncooked deadlift World File within the 47-kilogram weight class by 5 kilograms (11 kilos). Per the IPF database, Connor achieved that official mark of 185 kilograms (407.9 kilos) throughout a second-place efficiency on the 2022 IPF World Traditional Powerlifting Championships in Solar Metropolis, South Africa, this previous early June.
Try Connor’s new PR within the video beneath:
In keeping with the caption of Connor’s submit, she went to the hospital on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, however didn’t share particulars. Connor famous that she was again within the gymnasium, notching her newest deadlift coaching milestone only a few days after her hospital go to.
Connor’s newest show of deadlift prowess is a part of her preparation for the upcoming 2022 Fédération Française de Drive (FFForce) Woman Energy in France. Whereas the exact location of the competitors in France is unclear on the time of this text’s publication, it should happen on Oct. 15, 2022. It can additionally function Connor’s debut in a sanctioned French powerlifting atmosphere.
This instance of leg energy continues a current glorious string of achievements for Connor within the gymnasium. Roughly every week earlier than her new double PR, in mid-September 2022, Connor scored a 185-kilogram (407.9-pound) deadlift double. Earlier in the identical month, Connor efficiently locked out a 200.5 kilogram (442-pound) deadlift single-rep PR, unofficially exceeding her World File by 15.5 kilograms (34.1 kilos).
Think about Connor taking dwelling a again squat PR by over 20 kilos in late August 2022, and it appears the two-time IPF World Champion (2018-2019) is on the ascent in coaching. Right here’s an outline of her all-time uncooked competitors bests:
Heather Connor (47KG) | All-Time Uncooked Competitors Bests
- Squat (Uncooked) — 143 kilograms (315.2 kilos)
- Bench Press (Uncooked) — 75 kilograms (165.3 kilos)
- Deadlift (Uncooked) — 192.5 kilograms (424.4 kilos) | American File
- Whole (Uncooked) — 410 kilograms (903.9 kilos)
Connor might see her new potential aggressive rival, Tiffany Chapon, on the 2022 FFForce Woman Energy. Chapon completed forward of Connor for first place within the 47-kilogram weight class with record-breaking outcomes on the 2022 IPF Worlds. Other than a reference to disappointment for Connor after the IPF Worlds, neither athlete has made any public allusions to 1 one other for the reason that competitors. Chapon has additionally not confirmed she would compete in France in mid-October.
If Chapon locks in her place within the 47-kilogram division with Connor on the contest, this class might need one more battle between two elite energy sports activities athletes in retailer.
Featured picture: @heather.e.connor on Instagram