Bodybuilder turned powerlifter Kyle Kirvay is a tool within the gymnasium. A distinctive component of Kirvay’s coaching is his implementation of 20-rep units on each equally increased and reduce system exercise routines. The mix of considerable reps and main extra weight he hundreds on the barbell can typically information to him dropping rely, like when he squatted 495 lbs for 22 reps.
Actually don’t neglect the 20 rep units!
Then again, typically Kirvay stops at rep 20, as he did on April 5, 2022, when he shoulder pressed 225 lbs with velocity. Take a look at out the film beneath, courtesy of Kirvay’s Instagram web site, precisely the place he casually dons his cap quickly after transferring the loaded barbell at a quick clip:
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All of Kirvay’s 20 shoulder presses noticed his elbows cut up parallel along with his shoulders on the descent. His positioning within the rack is extraordinarily upright, placing further of the load on his entrance delts. Skilled he shifted backward a little bit, as is normally witnessed in heavier shoulder presses, among the load would shift to the higher chest. Kirvay’s established is feasible improved categorised as demanding shoulder presses.
It was not until the sixteenth rep that Kirvay skilled to decelerate marginally, presumably to seize his breath. It will definitely didn’t forestall his capacity to finish the established nor forestall him from standing up rapidly when he was carried out.
For context as to how giant these reps have been, globe-report-keeping powerlifter Larry Wheels has beforehand shoulder pressed 140-pound dumbbells for 17 reps. Granted, it’s not a instant comparability as dumbbells and barbells demand distinct safety wants, and Wheels kind related an extra lean, but it surely nonetheless conveys the group Kirvay retains along with his fats choices.
Based on Open Powerlifting, Kirvay has solely competed in 1 sanctioned fulfill — the 2022 United States Powerlifting Affiliation (USPA) Battle at Atilis. He set New Jersey situation info in all three lifts and complete within the 140-kilogram course and a national bench push file of 275 kilograms (606 lbs .). Specified how weighty Kirvay is pressing within the gymnasium, it’s achievable when he steps into the rivals limelight subsequent, he may eclipse that file handily.
Showcased image: @kylekirvay on Instagram