CJ Cummings the Gaaaawd!

YAAAAAAASSSSSSSSS! #SLAY! To quote Jack Nicholson’s character in AS GOOD AS IT GETS, when he’s talking to Helen Hunt’s character at dinner, “You make me want to be a better man.”  Just replace the word “man” with “weightlifter”.  Watching CJ perform makes me want to become a better weightlifter.  Hell, watching CJ lift should make anyone want to become a better athlete!

This kid, has definitely earned his stripes internationally.  As of his most recent performance today, he currently holds the youth world record in the clean and jerk with 185 kg in the male 69 kg weight class!  To add to that, he had to beat his previous youth world record of 183 kg to do this!  This is his second consecutive year taking first place and winning the gold during youth worlds.  The crazy thing about this is that HE IS STILL JUST 16 YEARS OLD!  CJ doesn’t turn 17 until June!  If he can manage to stay healthy, he is going to be a force to be reckoned with when he becomes a senior.  As far as I’m concerned, Clarence “CJ” Cummings, Jr. is the future of American weightlifting.  A definite A-session lifter for sure!

Alright, that’s enough stanning from me.  Check out the video of his world record breaking clean and jerk below.  In addition to this 185 kg lift, he also snatched 137 kg giving him a total of 322 kg.  Not too shabby, eh?!  What do you think?  Let’s discuss it in the comments section down below!

 

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