Video of Paul Childress' All-Time Record Attempt

At 3:56 of the following video, is footage of Paul Childress (308) attempting a new all-time record squat of 1,155 pounds at last weekend's IPA Worlds in York, Pennsylvania. Childress also holds the current mark at 1,147 pounds.

This was Childress' third attempt. On his second at the same weight, he came up with the weight but was called high.

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Looks like Hoff's opener is at 3:10

Paul, good to see you back in the hunt. It'll go next time. Stay well, kw

Is Hoff jacked or is Hoff jacked?

Definitely 'mander approved.

so the 2nd attempt was called high, but that one wasn't high regardless of him hitting it or not?

Its sad he has not put up a total in 3 or 4 years. When are these guys going to learn to get their squats in.

Anonymous wrote:
Its sad he has not put up a total in 3 or 4 years. When are these guys going to learn to get their squats in.

They don't have to get them in, they get credit now days for almost getting them in. You didn't use to get to do that but now days anything goes sames like.

Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:

They don't have to get them in, they get credit now days for almost getting them in. You didn't use to get to do that but now days anything goes sames like.

That is a complete dumbass statement. If he gets credit for almost getting them in, why was he redlighted? If you are going to dog someone at least put some thought to it. Guys like Paul, Gary Frank, Donnie Thompson have a different mindset than most. They can virtually win most meets they are in without thinking. The last thing they want at this stage of their career is another medal or trophy with a substandard performance. These people are pushing it to the edge now and when you do that, sometimes things don't go well.

If you are going to Squat in the IPA in Pennsylvania you better break parallel, the judging is top notch. I think some of the multi ply gear feds and the IPA outside of PA are ok with their big namelifters getting near or too parallel and then giving them the lift. The consquence of this is that the fed and the lifter's credability is brought into question. It sucks that Mr. Childress did not get a squat in, but on the other hand he did not break parallel.

If your going to go to big cash meets like this one you better break parallel. I didnt see any high squats passed, including my own.

What happened to the crowd at this event?

Was the event in some distant location or what is the reason for the relatively weak number of people showing?

I'm only seeing 7-8 guys in the crowd at the strongman event.

What can be done to get more people to our events?

Serving more hotdogs, some ticket raffle? Or what?

You raise a good topic questioning how to bring more people to the meets, but the video does not do the meet or strongman even justice. There was a very good turnout sat and sund for the powerlifting as well as the strongman. Also the judgeing at this meet was good , if you didnt get depth you werent getting ur squat.

Someone wrote he could win most contests without thinking. He was not going to win this one. His best total is mid 25's. Tony B totaled 27. Paul is a great squatter and very good puller. You are going no where with a below 700 pound bench as a super. The 275ers are out totaling him and the 181ers are out benching him.

Anonymous wrote:
That is a complete dumbass statement.

I dont know what is more dumbass

his comment, or your defending years upon years of bombing

Hey, I guess I don't even see where he competed. He isn't listed anywhere on the results page for IPA worlds. Am I missing something?

JC Carter wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
That is a complete dumbass statement.

I dont know what is more dumbass

his comment, or your defending years upon years of bombing

I am not defending bombing. I actually don't give a rat's ass who bombs or who runs away with a trinket under their arm. I understand where Paul is coming from. frankly JC I could not give a shit if you bomb for years or hit a WR. That shit is not why I lift and/or compete. It is about me pushing myself to surpass what I have done or what I think I am capable of. If I bomb, I'll train and try again. The opinion of a numbnut like you will never affect my decision to lift.