On Sept. 14, 2022, powerlifter Kheycie Romero shared an Instagram video whereby she squats a private report of 234 kilograms (516 kilos) for 2 reps in coaching. The 90-kilogram powerlifter wore a lifting belt, knee sleeves, and wrist wraps to assist notch the power milestone.
Based on Open Powerlifting, Romero’s new double PR additionally unofficially exceeds her one-rep all-time competitors finest by 14 kilograms (31 kilos). Romero achieved that prime private aggressive squat determine of 220 kilograms (485 kilos) in the course of the 2020 World Uncooked Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Hybrid Showdown II. She competed within the 90-kilogram weight class within the Uncooked division
On the time of this text’s writing, Romero’s squat PR mark doesn’t seem linked to any competitors on her upcoming docket. That stated, it speaks to the athlete’s progress along with her leg energy in latest weeks. Per her social media, Romero appears to be focusing primarily on enhancing her squat currently.
Roughly every week previous to Romero’s newest achievement, in early September 2o22, she completed a 229-kilogram (505-pound) squat for a three-rep PR. Earlier than that, in late August, Romero logged a squat of 218.2 kilograms (481 kilos) for a four-rep PR.
On an general powerlifting scale, Romero’s all-time uncooked competitors finest deadlift of 265 kilograms (584.2 kilos) is the third-heaviest within the 90-kilogram class. Solely Samantha Rice (273.5 kilograms/602.9 kilos) and Chakera Ingram (273 kilograms/601.8 kilos) have ever pulled extra within the trio’s respective weight class. Right here’s a rundown of Romero’s all-time uncooked competitors bests:
Kheycie Romero | All-Time Competitors Bests
- Squat — 220 kilograms (485 kilos)
- Bench Press — 120 kilograms (264.5 kilos)
- Deadlift — 265 kilograms (584.2 kilos)
- Whole — 570 kilograms (1,256.6 kilos )
Since March 2017, Romero has participated in eight sanctioned competitions, a few of which she doubled up within the Juniors 20-23 and Open classes. The athlete has 5 victories to her identify and has by no means completed decrease than second place. Right here’s an summary of a few of the extra notable outcomes from Romero’s powerlifting profession thus far:
Kheycie Romero | Notable Profession Outcomes
- 2017 Worldwide Powerlifting League (IPL) Orlando Inzer Europa (Uncooked) — First place | Gained in each the Juniors 20-23 and Open classes
- 2019 United States Powerlifting Affiliation (USPA) Battle of the Bay V (Uncooked/Open) — First place
- 2020 WRPF Hybrid Showdown II (Uncooked/Open) — First place
- 2021 WRPF The Bucked Up Showdown (Uncooked/Open) — First place
Romero hasn’t competed since late September 2021. The following time the athlete lifts in an official contest, she may very well be including just a few new spectacular marks to her private profession ledger.
Featured picture: @kheycie on Instagram