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Powerlifter Blake Lehew (82.5KG) Scores a Massive 518-Pound Bench Press for a New Milestone | Breaking Muscle

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Since April 2021, the 27-year-old has won five straight tournaments and eight of ten since March 2019.

Blake Lehew is a competitive athlete, as can be seen by looking at his résumé. Lehew has made 60 different contest appearances in his more than ten years of hefty weight pulling, pressing, and squatting on authorized lifting platforms. His most recent performance while training suggests that his upcoming turn in the spotlight may be rather noteworthy. Lehew (82.5KG) shared an Instagram video of a 235-kilogram (518-pound) bench press on November 12, 2022. It’s a new personal record, Lehew’s post’s caption reads (PR). The training achievement, though unofficial, is also just 2.6 kilograms (5.7 pounds) short of Maliek Derstine’s all-time raw World Record, which he set in the 82.5-kilogram weight class with 237.5 kilos (523.6 pounds). Lehew accomplished this feat without using any additional tools and while performing the press barefoot. Three weeks after the time of his footage, a powerlifting competition will take place that is related to Lehew’s bench press work. The same is true for a raw deadlift PR of 395 kilograms (870.8 pounds) that occurred a week earlier. Lehew is sure to succeed no matter where or when he competes.



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