Deadlift

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Powerlifter Asko Karu Deadlifts 482 Kilograms (1,062.6 Pounds) Without a Lifting Suit

The race to the all-time heaviest ever deadlift just got a bit tighter. On March 27, 2021, Asko Karu of Estonia smashed a lifetime personal best deadlift of 482 kilograms (1,062.6 pounds). That is obscenely heavy in its own right and just 19 kilograms (42 pounds) away from tying 2018 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) champion …

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Powerlifter Kasemsand Senumong Deadlifts 7 Kilograms Over IPF World Record In Training

Overcoming setbacks is how champions are made. Thai powerlifter Kasemsand Senumong (also known as Opor Kasem) smashed a 305-kilogram (672.4-pound) deadlift (raw with a lifting belt) in training on March 16, 2021. That is a significant lift because Senumong competes in the 66-kilogram (145-pound) weight class. According to the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), the current …

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Check Out Rapper Method Man Crush a 475-Pound Deadlift PR

Just days before the Earth rotated around the sun to enter into the year 2021, Grammy award-winning rapper Clifford Smith Jr. — perhaps more widely known as Method Man — took to his Instagram page to show off a 215.5-kilogram (475-pound) deadlift personal record. The Wu-Tang Clan member, who turned 50 on March 2, 2021, …

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Your Definitive Guide to Sumo Versus Conventional Deadlifts

The deadlift is one of the best exercises for building muscle, strength, and all-around athleticism. A proficient deadlifter needs clean hip-hinge mechanics, mobility, and raw strength. Not only does the deadlift test all of these traits — it builds them up. So when someone asks “Should I deadlift?” the answer is a no-brainer (assuming one’s …

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Powerlifter Rachel Torres Deadlifts 34.7 Kilograms Over Junior World Record In Training

At 23 years old, powerlifter Rachel Torres competes in the 75-kilogram  (165-pound) weight class and just trounced a Junior world record (JWR) deadlift in training. The two-time all-time world record holder pulled a milestone 272.2-kilogram (600-pound) deadlift in a sumo stance on March 3, 2021. That is a full 34.7 kilograms (76.4 pounds) over the current …

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Powerlifting Plus Weightlifting: How to Train for the 5-Lift Super Total

Pose a powerlifting versus weightlifting question on social media, and you’ll likely never see the end of the comments section. But followers of the Super Total training method would ask, “Why not both?” Super Total training combines the five main lifts from both powerlifting (squat, bench, and deadlift) and weightlifting (snatch and clean & jerk). …

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Chris Weist Deadlifts Unofficial World Record: 428 Kilograms At 140 KG Bodyweight

On February 6th, Allentown, Pennsylvania hosted the 2021 MM Northeast Power Bowl powerlifting meet. It was at this event that a new standard has been set for the deadlift in the 308 pound/140kg bodyweight class. Twenty-five year old Chris Weist was one of the 13 competitors taking part in this meet, and he competed in …

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Powerlifter Alex Maher Deadlifts All-Time World Record 347.5 Kilograms at 75 KG

On Jan. 31, 2021, powerlifter Alex Maher set an all-time world record deadlift of 347.5 kilograms (766 pounds) in the 75-kilogram (165-pound) weight class. Competing at the United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Top of Texas Trifecta in Amarillo, TX at Old School Iron Training, Maher made four deadlift attempts. Each attempt was heavier than the …

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Powerlifter Shane Hunt Deadlifts a Milestone 408 Kilograms (900 Pounds)

A year off from the competition platform to focus on training and increase strength can work marvels for some powerlifters. That appears to be the case for American powerlifter Shane Hunt, who recently eclipsed his competition finest deadlift by over 68 kgs (150 pounds) in the health club. Hunt, who usually competes in the 105- …

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Larry Wheels Deadlifts 855 Pounds for a Triple, Suffers Injury Afterward

Larry Williams, better known to strength sports fans as Larry Wheels, has done a great job of branding. Over the last few years, the phrase “personal record” has become part of that brand because of the powerlifter’s (and sometimes bodybuilder/strongman competitor’s) seemingly endless string of PRs.  His first major personal record of 2021 involved the …

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