In competitors, Olympic weightlifters don’t have to fret about having a powerful squat. That didn’t cease Mattie Rogers from exhibiting off a few of her current positive aspects on the compound carry.
On June 8, 2022, the 26-year-old Rogers locked out a 190-kilogram (419-pound) squat for a brand new private document (PR). Rogers wore a lifting belt and knee wraps for the spectacular feat.
Within the caption of her publish on social media, Rogers says she’s been on a protracted journey in making an attempt to enhance her squat. Her publish compares her improved squat strength from June 2020 to June 2022, however even that doesn’t inform the entire story.
Earlier than that 171-kilogram (370-pound) squat in 2020, Rogers maintains her prime determine hadn’t noticeably modified a lot in virtually half a decade.
“It’s been a protracted journey making an attempt to get my eight-foot-long legs stronger,” Rogers writes. “I’m a notoriously ‘dangerous’ squatter (or very environment friendly lifter), and previous to the 171-kilogram PR from 2020, I hadn’t improved my squat (from 170) in about 4 years (and nearly [expletive] myself making an attempt to take action).”
It appears Rogers’ efforts and struggles along with her squat may need been price any potential frustrations. Contemplating she says she additionally weighed extra (undisclosed) on her earlier prime PR, the Olympian can maintain her head excessive over her achievement.
“Again squats are nonetheless my absolute least favourite factor to do most days,” Rogers writes. “However an eight-kilogram PR on the day is nothing to be mad at.”
Rogers at a Look
Whereas Rogers has taken a while to enhance her squat, she definitely hasn’t uncared for the lifts she dedicates most of her consideration to — the clear & jerk and snatch. Rogers is the present American Report holder for the snatch, clean & jerk, and complete within the 81-kilogram aggressive weight class. Rogers achieved every of these marks on the 2021 USA Weightlifting (USAW) Nationwide Championships.
Listed below are Rogers’ all-time greatest stats:
Mattie Rogers | Private Greatest Stats
- Snatch — 112 kilograms (246 kilos) | American Report (81KG)
- Clear & Jerk — 143 kilograms (315.2 kilos) | American Report (81KG)
- Complete — 255 kilograms (562.1 kilos) | American Report (81KG)
Along with her respective U.S. information, Rogers is a three-time silver medalist (2017, 2019, 2021) on the Worldwide Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Weightlifting Championships. She was additionally a member of the US Olympic weightlifting staff and teammates with Katherine Nye on the 2020 Tokyo Summer time Olympics. Notably, that competitors was her first time competing within the 87-kilogram weight class, which could clarify her eventual sixth-place end.
Rogers will subsequent compete on the 2022 IWF World Weightlifting Championships, and he or she’ll be competing as a 76-kilogram athlete. On the time of this writing, these will happen in Bogotá, Colombia, someday from November to December 2022. Whereas Rogers’ new squat prowess gained’t be essential there, she will be able to a minimum of take solace in her improved leg energy and energy.
Featured picture: @mattiecakesssss on Instagram