Thompson, a powerlifter with the IPF, has a 550 pound squat under her belt and has held 515 pounds over her chest for approximately 10 seconds. This was something completely insane for a woman of her physique and age, considering that not even young, healthy, testosterone wielding men can do.
In this video, you can clearly see her performing a 550-pound squat while pausing at the bottom of the rep.
If that wasn’t enough to impress you, here’s the 515 pounds she held over her chest. That pretty much looks dangerous, though.
Thompson has reached this level through years of practice. It wouldn’t be too wise to mimic the crazy amount of weights that she lifts. Instead, work on your weaknesses and keep pushing yourself slowly each week and you’ll be bound to see improvements in your strength.
A bench press may be a very common exercise and perhaps even easier to perform after watching Thompson make 325 pounds look easy, but when it comes to practicality, it requires some serious practice, nerves, and persistence.
So, was that impressive? Can you compete with this math teacher and bench press 325 pounds?
Let us know what your best bench was, and no, Smith machines don’t count.