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The internet went nuts over the most awesome squat record yet. Sometimes, the headlines read about a viral image that broke the internet. Kim K’s butt seems to have done it one time. Beyonce does it at least twice a week.

Here comes Ray Williams. They held the 2016 USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals in Atlanta over the weekend and Ray just happened to be there. Not only did he show up, but he inspired the world with his new squat record. Not only that, but it’s a world squat record.

If you look it up, you’ll find all kinds of squat records. You’ll find squats with gear and without great. That’s what RAW means. It means without all the gear. Ray had the standard belt and knee gear. The belt is pretty much a mandatory piece of equipment. But, that was it.

He stepped up to the bar and took control. You could see the fire in his eyes. He was not stepping down or taking NO for an answer. That’s what a winner does up against a challenge and that’s how he handled it.

It’s The Squat

Just in case you don’t know, the squat is the one the rest of the world hates to do. It’s the exercise where you put all the weight you can on the bar and then you basically drop to a seating position with it on your back. After a few of those, you feel the burn on the back of your legs for the next week and you can’t climb a set of stairs. Yeah, that’s the one!

A Shout Out From The World’s Strongest Man

That makes it legitimate. When you get a shot out from the man who just won the competition for being the strongest among a whole bunch of strong men, you know you’ve done something special. The thing is though, how much more are these guys going to try to do? There has to be a limit to how high the squat record can go.

Ray Williams’ Awesome Raw Squat Record