Jonathan Cayco is one in every of powerlifting’s extra achieved and embellished energetic opponents. After falling simply in need of defending his Worldwide Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World title in June 2022, he’s beginning to seem like a power sport athlete on a mission.
On Sept. 19, 2022, Cayco shared an Instagram video of himself finishing a 260-kilogram (574-pound) uncooked again squat for eight reps throughout a coaching session. Per the caption of Cayco’s submit, it’s a brand new private file (PR) for the athlete. Cayco wore a lifting belt, wrist wraps, and knee sleeves to assist him notch the milestone.
On the time of this writing, Cayco’s PR doesn’t look like related to any sanctioned competitors on the horizon. Nonetheless, it appears to be the most recent in a line of noteworthy coaching feats and progress that he commonly makes some extent to share on social media.
Whereas it isn’t a PR per se, the person known as “Mr. Bench” in his Instagram bio did full a high-level bench press of 205 kilograms (452 kilos) for 4 reps simply two days earlier than this new squat PR. It was undoubtedly a routine befitting of a competitor with the present IPF World File within the 93-kilogram division (238.5 kilograms/525.8 kilos). Cayco set that file on the 2022 IPF Worlds in an general third-place end.
Only a week previous to this new leg energy efficiency marker, Cayco matched his former 250-kilogram (551-pound) eight-rep squat PR with ease. Then, in early September 2022, the athlete completed a deadlift of 295.3 kilograms (651 kilos) for a six-rep PR.
Right here’s a rundown of Cayco’s all-time uncooked competitors bests:
Jonathan Cayco | All-Time Uncooked Competitors Bests
- Squat — 305 kilograms (672.4 kilos)
- Bench Press —242.5 kilograms (534.6 kilos)
- Deadlift — 347.5 kilograms (766.1 kilos)
- Complete — 892.5 kilograms (1,967.6 kilos)
Cayco’s current coaching blitz is likely to be partly motivated by his third-place outcomes on the 2022 IPF Worlds. Whereas he did take house the brand new bench press IPF World File, Cayco didn’t efficiently defend his 93KG World title. In a record-breaking look in Solar Metropolis, South Africa, Likelihood Mitchell vaulted forward of his peer for first place as a substitute.
Cayco mirrored on what’s subsequent in a candid Instagram submit after the actual fact.
“It’s a bizarre capsule to swallow for the way it went down, however on the finish of the day, it’s my job to elevate what’s loaded on the bar,” Cayco wrote in a June 13 Instagram submit. “I don’t blame anybody however myself for my lack of efficiency. I’m ashamed but in addition clear. However we roll with the punches!”
These “punches” is likely to be what the 29-year-old Cayco wanted to push ahead by way of the subsequent section of his continued, hopefully fruitful, profession. Judging by his early output following the defeat, it appears he’s making good on his dedication to coming again higher and stronger than ever when he does compete subsequent.
“It’s sort of refreshing to lose,” Cayco wrote. ” … It actually reignited one thing in me that will have settled as I bought older alongside successful for the previous 4 years.”
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