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Kirk Karwoski
Kirk Karwoski squatting over 1,000 pounds.
Residence United States
Other names "Captain Kirk"
Occupation Powerlifter
Known for 6 time IPF World Powerlifting champion
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 275 lb (125 kg)
Competition record
Representing  United States
IPF World Powerlifting Championships[1]
2nd 1990 +125kg
1st 1991 125kg
1st 1992 125kg
1st 1993 125kg
1st 1994 110kg
1st 1995 125kg
1st 1996 125kg
USPF National Powerlifting Championships[2]
3rd 1988 110kg
3rd 1989 110kg
1st 1990 +125kg
1st 1991 125kg
1st 1992 125kg
1st 1993 125kg
1st 1994 110kg
1st 1995 125kg
1st 1996 125kg
IPF Junior World Championships[3]
3rd 1987 125kg
1st 1989 110kg

Kirk Karwoski is an American world champion powerlifter. Kirk is a 7 time USPF National Powerlifting Champion,[4] a 6 time IPF World Powerlifting Champion and an IPF Junior World Powerlifting Champion.[5]

Kirk is widely considered one of the greatest squatters in the history of powerlifting,[6] he currently holds the International Powerlifting Federation equipped world record in the squat of 455 kg.(1,003 lbs.) in the 125 kg. weight class which was set in 1995.[7] Leading up to that competition he squatted that 1000 lbs. for 2 reps in training.

Many people recognize Kirk's 800lbs x 5 raw squat[8] to be the most impressive set[9] in history, as he wasn't even at his max weight at the time.

Kirk is often known by his nickname "Captain Kirk".


  1. ^ http://en.allpowerlifting.com/lifters/USA/karwoski-kirk-1910/
  2. ^ http://en.allpowerlifting.com/lifters/USA/karwoski-kirk-1910/
  3. ^ http://en.allpowerlifting.com/lifters/USA/karwoski-kirk-1910/
  4. ^ http://en.allpowerlifting.com/lifters/USA/karwoski-kirk-1910/
  5. ^ http://en.allpowerlifting.com/lifters/USA/karwoski-kirk-1910/
  6. ^ http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/Results.46.0.html
  7. ^ http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/Records.44.0.html
  8. ^ http://www.ironcompany.com/kirk-karwoski-greatest-barbell-squat.aspx
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akyyxn9pNDo&feature=youtu.be

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Tribute to Kirk Karwoski

NO COPYRIGHT FOR AUDIO OR VIDEO INTENDED - I DO NOT OWN THIS AUDIO OR VIDEO. This is a tribute-video i made for Kirk Karwoski, one of the ...

Mark Rippetoe interviews Kirk Karwoski - Starting Strength Series

Captain Kirk discusses powerlifting and training with Rip. Posted on www.StartingStrength.com January, 2012.

Kirk Karwoski - "From Cadet to Captain" | Starting Strength

Kirk Karwoski discusses his development "From Cadet to Captain," the importance of 20 seconds, and other insights into high-level competition. The video was ...

Kirk Karwoski Squats 1,000x2

Kirk's Gonna Hold It!

Kirk Karwoski squat 800x5

YESSSSSS THATS RIGHTTTTTT I OWWWWNNN YOUUU sorry for the potato quality no cap card and I got one of those TVs with the fat backs.

Kirk Karwoski

Don't be in Capt. Kirk's rack.

Kirk Karwoski - Squat

From Power Unlimited.

Kirk Karwoski 20 seconds rule

Kirk Karwoski - 825 lb Raw Deadlift

From Kirk Karwoski's DVD "From Cadet to Captain", one his biggest training pulls ever. Kirk is one of my favorite powerlifters of all-time and may very well have ...

Kirk Karwoski - 440 kg/970 lb Squat - 1995

1995 World Championships.

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