Eric Lilliebridge RAW 1001 Pound Squat and 906 Pound Deadlift!

Posted on 21 Oct 2014 14:10


On October 19, 2014, in preparation for the Global Powerlifting Alliance (GPA) World Powerlifting Championship 2014 in Sydney, Australia, Eric Lilliebridge put up a 1001 lbs or 454 kgs squat done RAW with knee wraps for two singles.

In the first set he attempted two reps, but failed the second. On a Facebook post, Eric explained the second rep failure: "…got the 1st rep easy, missed the 2nd rep at the top from getting out of form. I couldn't get in a big enough breath between the 1st and 2nd rep and caused me to round over at the top. I was pissed off so I came back and nailed it for another single."

This squat by Lilliebridge, who weighs 300lbs, is big news and a great accomplishment.

Eric Lilliebridge is part of Team Lilliebridge. Along with his dad Ernie and his brother Ernie Jr the trio make up the strongest powerlifting family in the world.

Between the three of them there are a whole series of powerlifting records and meet victories.


Eric became big news in the powerlifting scene 5 years ago when he pulled 800 lbs at the age of 19. To put things into perspective, he recently pulled 881 lbs (or 400 kgs) for two singles on October 12th, 2014. Here is the video, below, of his big squat!

Later in the week, on October 27th 2014, Eric Lilliebridge pulled a whooping 906 lbs. Going by the text in the video and his posts on Facebook, this is the last heavy Deadlift session before GPA Worlds. His 906, according to me, was not a "solid" lift but that's because of grip issues. He did manage to lock it out but I know he'd have wanted to hold it at the top for a bit. In the video he mentioned that some baby powder had been mixed with chalk so he made an error using that chalk. So, being as determined as he is, Eric scrubbed down the bar, used new chalk and pulled 906 AGAIN! I don't think there are more than a handful of people in the WORLD who can Deadlift 900+ pounds let alone do 2 singles in the same workout. Major props!

For those of you who are interested, this is his YouTube Channel: Click Here for Eric Lilliebridge's YouTube Channel

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