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82.5kg / 181 lb World Record Deadlift?

Technically record is held by Dmitry Nasonov at 400kg / 880lbs. It was with big as bumpers though. Dunno if it really counts. So all credit to him but outside of big as WRPF bumper plates who will break the record?

He competed recently and pulled 365kg with more in the tank and a badly torn callus.

John Haack is close and getting stronger. Think his last meet was same weight.

Yangsu Ren has been pulling heavy in that range in straps but his grip is a wild card. USAPL also so far so more natty lol than Haack or Nasanov.

Who do you have?

Haack was a bouncer at one of my favorite bars in college so I’ll take him for the win.

If it’s not done with standard equipment then it can’t count. Otherwise Hummer tire deadlifts with straps on an elephant bar will count too.


Dam I know I’m not in here very much and bumping up to 198s for a bit, but I was getting up there with a 740x3.5 a few weeks back. And never took anything either.


Yuyu for me. Mostly because I like him. He’s training hook pretty hard so he might have grip sorted eventually.

Next time he competes is gonna be big especially if it’s with a noodle bar

I can’t wait to see it myself, I’m not sure if he’s decided whether to do USAPL or USPA next year, he was undecided when he was on the 2WL podcast.

He also made zero attempt to lower the bar and dropped it on the way down.

Getting 400 up is no joke but thats red lights from me brah

Tangent but what would be the reason for needing to lower the bar under control after a down command anyways? I know it’s the rules but y

I suspect because it makes it easier to distinguish between a good rep and an accidental drop. If someone drops the bar just as the down command is given, well then the judges are in a bit of a tricky situation about deciding, did the grip go before or after the call was made? It can be tight and leaves it to judgement and disagreement.

If the down command isnt the end of the lift, only a new queue, and once the bar is down they can look back at the lift and make a decision then its much cleaner.