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Ray Williams Sets 1,005-Pound Raw Squat Record

"Ray Ray" hit the mark at the 2016 USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals in Atlanta.

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<p><a href="https://www.muscleandfitness.com/flexonline/news/ray-williams-squats-938... target="_blank">Ray Williams </a>is simply a beast! &nbsp;The Demopolis, Alabama, native was in Atlanta over the weekend at the 2016 USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals and set a new mark for the squat, at, would you believe it, 1,005 pounds.&nbsp;</p></p><p>Yes, 1,005 pounds. Williams was delighted with his effort and even more chuffed that it was picked up by ESPN on Instagram. Congratulations on a Herculean effort, Ray, more power to you. Check out the squat from a different angle.</p>
<blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BLrCb4uB2tM/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">After being congratulated by &#34;The Mark Henry&#34; aka The Worlds Strongest Man!!! I thought it couldn&#39;t get any better!!! But it is a testament to how good God really is to have my video make the cut for the ESPN IG page!!! Huge for the sport of powerlifting, my family and most importantly the message continues to spread.... 2GBTG!!!! #2GBTG #SBDElite #SBDapparel #AndersonPowerlifting #PowerZone #coalitionnutrition #CaffeineandKilos #lonewolfstrengthtraining #powerhouseathletics #freakatheleteapparel #WOWstraps #MississippiBarbell #TheBarbellCartel #SoreNoMore #Puruslabs #LVDFitness #AwesomeAs #gymhogapparel</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A video posted by Ray &#34;Ray Ray&#34; Williams (@optimusprime_334) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2016-10-17T17:30:12+00:00">Oct 17, 2016 at 10:30am PDT</time></p></div></blockquote>
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