On April 12, 2021, 90-kilogram powerlifter John Haack posted a video to Instagram of himself bench-pressing 264 kilograms (584 pounds). The lift is four kilograms over his current world record. It was done raw with wrist wraps and no lifting belt. Since this is a training lift, the bench press doesn’t count as a new world record. He also squatted 340 kilograms (749 pounds) in that same training session, which is 10 kilos over his best squat in competition.
He set the current bench press world record in February 2021, at the WRPF Hybrid Showdown III in Miami,