Been somewhat following Thor and some other strongman/powerlifting on YouTube past couple years …
Halftjor bjornson has a best dl of 1104lbs…but I saw a video titled ‘thors powerlifting challenge’ where he couldn’t even do 1000 RAW. And yes I found raw doesnt mean NO SUIT BUT ALSO NO STRAPS JUST RECENTLY. Is Larry Wheels and other guys who do RAW actually stronger than Thor and other strongmen like eddie hall? Theres a number of YouTube raw dl of guys way less body weight pulling 900lbs+ RAW. Theres also another video out there of Thor unofficial raw dl of 1058 that’s more recent but idk.
I don’t conventional deaflift and only tried because it’s a main body strength exercise so I tried doing like mid 250lbs’s in 4 sets of 1-5 reps or so I think for a few weeks a few months ago…i never consistently deaflifted for more than a month lol. Yes I know for my bodyweight I’m weak as hell (literally 1.0 x my bodyweight) cause I’ve seen guys around 200lbs or less dl 400’s.
I never noticed the reason why sometimes it felt heavy and couldn’t even lift off ground. It was because of the actual grip of a deadlift that I didn’t know is much different for grip of other exercises.