HS Senior Lifts 700 Pounds in Texas (+Video)

By Alex Johnston
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 25, 2013 Last Updated: March 25, 2013
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HS senior lifts 700 pounds: A Texas high school senior benched 700 pounds at an event on Saturday.

A Texas high school senior bench pressed 700 pounds on Saturday, it was reported.

The Dallas Morning News said that in under a year, Matt Poursoltani, a senior with Pilot Point High in Texas, was able to increase the amount he can lift by 100 pounds.  

In comparison, Larry Allen, a former offensive tackle with the Dallas Cowboys, could lift 705 pounds. But Allen weighed 325 pounds and Poursoltani weighs just 270.

Poursoltani, who posted his 700-pound lift on Facebook after a powerlifting meet in Abilene, has been described by his coach as “The Freak Show,” according to the News.

He eats six sunny-side-up eggs every morning and also eats any kind of meat he can find. Tuna, bacon, sausage and other protein-heavy foods are all fair game for him, but he avoids protein shakes.

He said that he does not use steroids.

“If you need something to help you work out, you need to get out of the sport,” Poursoltani told the paper. “If you can’t drive yourself that hard to come in here and work out, then it’s probably just not for you.”

The Denton Record-Chronicle reported that Poursoltani easily won Saturday’s event with a total of 1,900 pounds, 200 pounds more than the second-place winner.

The all-time maximum lift was 1,075 pounds set by Ryan Kennelly in 2008, according to NESN.

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