Dr. Lauren Cohen Breaks All Time Squat Record

Create: 12/19/2016 - 16:33
Dr. Lauren Cohen – the L.E. Simmons Chaired Professor at the Harvard Business School – broke the 165 lb. Drug Tested World Record squat with a squat of 575 in sleeves this past weekend at the International Powerlifting Association Champion of Champions meet in Murfreesboro, TN held on December 17, 2016. He added a 360 bench and 610 deadlift for a 1545 drug tested raw total. (Editor's note: Face value of plates were 575 pounds in the squat, however the actual weight added up to 583.8 pounds. The record will go down as 583 and his total will be ranked at 1,553.)
From Dr. Cohen: “I’ve been around this sport awhile, and it takes a lot to impress me – but that’s exactly what Bobby Betts did with this meet. In my opinion, the meet was truly powerlifting at its best – with Louie Simmons, Dave Hoff, and the top geared lifters in the world, sharing the platform with first time lifters, and stodgy college professors like me – all cheering for each other and having a fantastic time doing it. It doesn’t get any better than that. Exactly what powerlifting – and PowerliftingWatch – are all about! If you have the chance to go to a Bobby Betts meet – do yourselves a favor and take it!”