David Webb Sets Powerlifting Records With Sights Set On More
MADISON- In athletics records are meant to be broken. David Webb is taking that old saying and breaking not only records set by others, but is even breaking his own marks in the sport of powerlifting.
At the recent Core Wars Powerlifting Meet held at Body Creation Sports of Madison, Webb set four new Alabama state records and one USPA national record. He currently holds eight state records and one national record in two different weight classes and two different competition categories.
You can read an in-depth look at Webb and his enormous athletic talents in the June issue of the Madison Living Magazine, available throughout Madison.
“I feel good about my dropping in weight class and setting new records for lifters in Alabama,” said Webb.
The 63-year old Webb recently dropped 10 pounds and settled into the 163-pound division after competing in the 173-pound weight class where he holds four state records. He partakes in the Master Men 60-64 age group and always remains in tip-top physical shape by doing cardio workouts six days a week. To drop the pounds, the 5-foot-8 Webb put himself through the cardio for six weeks, ran one hour a day on his treadmill going into the fat burning zone and continued to watch is strict diet.
“Not only did I lose some weight, I always shed some muscle but my strength held up as the dead lift (352.70-pounds) was the same in both weight classes,” said Webb. “On the treadmill, I monitor my heartrate and don’t let it get higher than 125 beats per minute. I use a medium to low glycemic food index. I eat meat twice a day, stay away from bread, pasta, white rice and white potatoes. I do eat sweet potatoes as those are ‘God’s sweet food’ and I watch whatever I consume.”
The four new Alabama state records include: squat- 231.50 pounds; dead lift- 352.70 pounds; bench press- 226 pounds; overall- 804.70 pounds. His bench press mark is also a national record according to the United States Powerlifting Association.
Webb served in the U.S. Army and currently works on Redstone Arsenal as a research scientist in a contractor role. He and his wife, Nancy, have been married 26 years.
For Webb, the multi-sport athlete is not sitting on his laurels of his current record setting marks. He’s headed to Mississippi later in June looking for four new records by updating his current marks. In October, he has already qualified for the North American Championships set to be held in Orange Beach. He’s looking for three world records and feels good about his possibilities.
“I feel as though I left 10 pounds on the floor in my recent deadlift and I have confidence I can go higher,” said Webb. “I’m also geared up for July, 2022 in Atlanta where I’ll be going to get me some new world records.”
Webb is mentally pumped and geared towards success in whatever endeavor he faces. After all, he is well aware records can be broken…even his.