A sense of doubt can creep into the mind of an athlete when performing a lift they have not trained for several weeks. But that doubt did not stop 22-year-old Bobb Matthews, who competes in the -93kg weight class and who once paused his back squat for 21 seconds, from attempting and successfully hitting a new personal record 311kg/685lb squat from his backyard gym setup.
Before we dive in to discuss the strides Matthews has made in the last six months, check out the video of his gigantic squat below via his Instagram page:
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685LBS “Pound Plate” Pr – This was amazing especially since I haven’t squatted in weeks 😀 w/ @black_tom_cruise Pants: @barbellcommission __ Shoutouts to @peter_lodise and @victorialodise for the session!