Powerlifter Yangsu Ren Deadlifts 4.6 Times His Bodyweight With 410.5-Kilogram (905-Pound) Pull

What an impressive year of training it has been for Yangsu “Deadlift Panda” Ren. The 32-year-old powerlifter began 2020 with a massive 379-kilogram (835-pound) sumo deadlift with straps using a hook grip. His goal then was to improve his technique to pull a 388-kilogram (855-pound) deadlift — he even took off all of 2019 from competition to focus on technique while recovering from lumbar induced sciatica. Little did Ren know at the time that the Coronavirus pandemic would at least double the amount of time he would have to take off from sanctioned competition.

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