Larry Wheels injures ankle on 920lb squat attempt
[VIDEO] Larry Wheels injures ankle on 920lb squat attempt
But says he'll still be competing next month
Champion powerlifter and bodybuilder Larry 'Wheels' Williams suffered a setback in training this week, injuring his ankle during a 920lb squat attempt. This would have been a huge PR for Wheels, and would match the current super heavyweight squat world record held by Ray Williams (no relation).
Watch the terrifying moment below
Larry Wheels 920lb squat attempt
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It's unclear how serious the injury was, though in a Youtube video showing the aftermath of the lift Wheels insists it's 'definitely nothing serious' and that he still hopes to beat Eric Lillibridge's all-time world record total in the 308lb weight class – a staggering 1100kg/2425lbs across all three lifts.
To do so he says he'll 'only' need to squat 860 at his next meet on November 23, a lift he completed in training just a few days ago.
Larry Wheels 860lb squat in sleeves
Larry says he's ultimately also aiming to beat another world record: the 1112kg/2452lb total set by Ray Williams (no relation) in the 308+ weight class at the 2019 Arnold Sports Festival, though he says he'd need to sink a 920lb squat in competition to do so.
Watch the aftermath of the injury, and Larry discussing his next steps below.
At Larry's level, a single slip can mean a career-ending injury. Luckily this one seems fairly minor, and he has 3 weeks to recover before his next meet on November 23.