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 Hafthor Björnsson‘s all-time heaviest 501-kilogram (1,104-pound) pull. What makes this lift all the more impressive is that Karu pulled that weight without the assistance of a lifting suit.
For the lift,