Zac Meyers is accustomed to lifting unfathomable amounts of weight — one perusal of his training-laden Instagram profile says as much. Though this 29-year-old powerlifting star clearly excels in multiple strength landscapes.
On June 17, 2023, by the end of the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) King of the Cave 3, Meyers recorded a raw 1,077.4-kilogram (2,375.4-pound) total. The number is officially an all-time raw World Record in the 140-kilogram competitive division and gave Meyers the victory. It’s the latest in a string of remarkable achievements for a prolific athlete in the powerlifting world.
To amass his World Record-breaking total, Meyers scored an all-time raw competition best squat of 404.9 kilograms (892.8 pounds), an all-time raw competition best bench press of 285 kilograms (628.3 pounds), and an all-time raw competition best deadlift of 387.5 kilograms (854.3 pounds). The athlete wore a lifting belt, knee sleeves, and wrist wraps during his top squat. Meyers used a lifting belt and wrist wraps during his bench press, and a belt alone while deadlifting.
According to the database on Open Powerlifting, Meyers now possesses the raw World Record in two separate divisions. In addition to his latest mark, Meyers also owns the raw World Record total of 1,054.9 kilograms (2,325.8 pounds) in the 125-kilogram class. He captured that mark at the 2022 WRPF American Pro en route to a first-place performance.
Here’s an overview of the top stats from Meyers’ latest competitive appearance:
Zac Meyers (140KG) | 2023 WRPF King of the Cave 3
- Squat — 404.9 kilograms (892.8 pounds) | All-Time Raw Competition Best
- Bench Press — 285 kilograms (628.3 pounds) | All-Time Raw Competition Best
- Deadlift — 387.5 kilograms (854.3 pounds) | All-Time Raw Competition Best
- Total — 1,077.4 kilograms (2,375.4 pounds) | All-Time World Record
Per his personal page on Open Powerlifting, Meyers’ win at the 2023 WRPF King of the Cave 3 is his sixth consecutive triumph dating back to the 2020 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) No Luck Needed Open. Overall, Meyers has lost just twice in an extensive career that started in December 2015.
In a reflective post on his Instagram, Meyers wrote that he felt like he had “another 10-15 pounds” in him on his monster squat. Overall, the sentiment of his post made it seem as if the athlete left a lot on the table despite a World Record. Given someone of his stature, having a new lofty goal as motivation probably isn’t a bad development for the future.
Featured image: @thehulkmeyers on Instagram