Amit Sapir Breaks The Captains Record!

Create: 07/16/2016 - 21:45
In his quest to become the greatest squatter of all time, Amit made his jump to 242 (actual weight was only 220.5) to tackle a sacred record. That of an Immortal, the man called the captain... Capt Kirk! Kirk Karwoski was one of the greatest squatters of all time. A man who became the lightest to squat 1000 pounds under IPF conditions during a time when simple singleply gear was king. In 2004 he came out of retirement and competed at an AAU meet as a guest lifter to shatter the raw 242 records. He made his 826 record a historical lift that day. 12 yrs later another prolific squatter has appeared in the newest chapter of the great squatters.. Amit is on a mission to become the greatest of them all. To become the only man to hold the squat record in 4 weight classes simultaneously. Mike MacDonald did it at 181 - 242 in the bench, Ed Coan did it in the deadlift also at 181 - 242... Amit's 181 squat record has been taken otherwise this would have been 4 classes.. so now its time to drop down from his current 220.5 lb weight to 181 to regain it! Can he do it????

Comments

Submitted by slade275 on
I hate it when headlines say things like 'all time record broken of Capt Kirk"" and I get excited about it because he was insane and I see a squat or 1/2 of a squat. Amit is crazy strong but damn!!! that squat is a mile high.

Submitted by Anthony Mureno on
[quote=slade275]I hate it when headlines say things like 'all time record broken of Capt Kirk"" and I get excited about it because he was insane and I see a squat or 1/2 of a squat. Amit is crazy strong but damn!!! that squat is a mile high.[/quote] I haven't seen a side view of it, but the front view does look high. Not a great angle to tell from. Regardless of depth, the prior record was a walked out, bare knee, and depth was halfway to the basement. This was a monolift squat, with the most advanced knee sleeves on the market and at best to depth (giving benefit of doubt) Without question both are incredible feats, but one of those things is not like the other. There is always the personal sense of accomplishment, but when its not a gym lift, you are going to get compared to others. Personally, I don't know that I'd decline a record like this, but I would be more humble about it, or at least point out the difference.