It takes most experienced lifters a year — sometimes longer — to add 30 pounds (or even 10) to a lift. Or, if you’re 25-year old Chris Weist, it takes three weeks. Exactly 21 days after pulling 428 kilograms (942.4 pounds) in competition for an unofficial world record, Weist ripped 440.5 kilograms (971 pounds) for what many would consider to be an utterly easy single. The deadlift was done raw with a lifting belt in training. You can check out the clip below, courtesy of Weist’s Instagram page.
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Weist’s last official record-setting performance took place on Feb.