Watch The Heaviest Squat In Human History
Weightlifting competitions on television in between Olympics are usually pretty uninteresting for the vast majority of us -- unless something gruesome happens -- but they're still filmed and broadcast and narrated by commentators who take them very, very seriously.
"I'm tingling right now," one of them says. "You're about to watch Babe Ruth in 1927, Michael Jordan in 1991," the other adds without a shred irony. And though we'd love to make fun of these dudes for their hyperbolic comparison of the greatest moments in sports history to a raw squat (a squat without wraps or something called a "squat suit"), what transpired immediately after was nothing short of incredible.
World powerlifting champion and first guy everyone calls on move out day, Ray “Ray Ray” Williams (no, that's not a typo), broke the record for most weight ever placed on human being's shoulders and moved vertically: 1,005 pounds. That's more than a grand piano. That's four Rob Gronkowskis. That's 5,041 quarters. That's a cow.
Williams will have to replicate the lift in international competition if he wants to officially be the World Record holder, but we're cool with giving it to him as is.
Strong dude being strong AF, below...
Here's another angle in case you're one of those people who think everything is fake...
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