Dante’ Carter recently joined St. Augustine High School’s 1,000-Pound Club. Purple Knights join the club by lifting at least 1,000 pounds through three exercises — bench press, squat, and power clean. Carter exceeded the 1,000-pound mark by benching 385, lifting 235 pounds in the power clean, and squatting 500 pounds.
The 6-foot, 325 pound Junior, is also a two-year starter for the Purple Knight Football Team and an All-District, All-Metro player.
“Carter is an excellent example of a student-athlete, that’s why it was special watching him reach his goal of joining the 1,000-Pound Club,” said Nathaniel Jones, St. Augustine High School Strength and Conditioning Instructor.
St. Augustine student-athletes and the strength and conditioning instructor have high expectations. Much of what the students do in the weight room is designed to integrate with the mission of the school while striving for athletic excellence. The program achieves these athletic qualities through a training regimen focused on Olympic lifts and their variations along with other exercises.
“Reaching this goal helped Carter take on a leadership role by motivating others to work hard in the classroom, weight room, and on the athletic field,” Coach Jones added.