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SGT ROCK
06-13-2009, 06:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA8s17YIbSY

Semper Fi

thegreatone
06-13-2009, 06:45 AM
He is a Beast!

Lones Green
06-13-2009, 08:36 AM
Yes he's an awesome deadlifter. We had this video posted up a little while back

danmac
06-13-2009, 08:42 AM
Yes he's an awesome deadlifter. We had this video posted up a little while back

I think this is a new one. The other one i saw was like 700+ off of 4 inch blocks.

Anyway, Thats insane.

jbrin0tk
06-13-2009, 09:21 AM
He looks like one of those action figures with the way he is built. Very impressive.

Travis Bell
06-13-2009, 09:24 AM
I think this is a new one. The other one i saw was like 700+ off of 4 inch blocks.

Anyway, Thats insane.

700 while standing on 4in blocks

Yeah this is a new one though, crazy strong

I'd probably argue that he's not the best deadlifter though until he breaks Bolton's record

Lones Green
06-13-2009, 10:18 AM
Nice, it is a new one! I started it and saw him with no shirt and a bunch of weight on the bar and thought it was the blocks one

MarcusWild
06-13-2009, 10:25 AM
I wish he'd do some meets, so we can see where is competition deadlift is at.

PWR
06-13-2009, 11:26 AM
That dude is a monster! no belt, no suit, no wraps..... insane!!

PWR
06-13-2009, 11:43 AM
I wish he'd do some meets, so we can see where is competition deadlift is at.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VZOlFo0Q1U&NR=1

Jason198
06-13-2009, 11:59 AM
Whats the name of that song in the meet video?

great clips......he looks bigger and stronger now

samadhi_smiles
06-13-2009, 12:09 PM
damn its amazing how cut he is while pushing his deadlift strength. beastly.

Painzer
06-13-2009, 12:23 PM
Whats the name of that song in the meet video?

great clips......he looks bigger and stronger now

Du hast - Rammstein

Travis Bell
06-13-2009, 02:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VZOlFo0Q1U&NR=1

That was 3 years ago. I think Marcus was referring to maybe doing a more current meet

MarcusWild
06-13-2009, 02:33 PM
Yeah, 3 years is a long time! My total was 1289 3 years ago. I'm sure he can deadlift more now.

samadhi_smiles
06-13-2009, 04:20 PM
damn how far are people going to take deadlifts!!! andy bolton's lift is already insane enough....over half a ton!.

evilxxx
06-13-2009, 07:14 PM
Bolton is a monster but also outweights Konstantinov by like 70-80lbs ..to me Konstantinovs is a better Deadlifter...

Iron Disciple
06-13-2009, 09:53 PM
I can't get enough of KK's vids ! I'm absolutely amazed at his strength level ! But my thoughts echo that of the room as well ... when are we going to see him compete ?

evilxxx
06-13-2009, 10:11 PM
I can't get enough of KK's vids ! I'm absolutely amazed at his strength level ! But my thoughts echo that of the room as well ... when are we going to see him compete ?

I wonder if he is waiting to hit over 1K in training a few times before competing...Im sure he can probably hit over 9 with just a belt.

Jason198
06-13-2009, 11:20 PM
Du hast - Rammstein

Thanks:ninja:

robchris
06-14-2009, 04:08 PM
pound 4 pound KK may the best DL'er... think: Ed Coan!

Just my 2-cents

Big_Byrd52
06-14-2009, 06:11 PM
pound 4 pound KK may the best DL'er... think: Ed Coan!

Just my 2-cents

according to Schwartz formula, Coan's 901 @ 220 rates a 499.604 while KK's 948 @ 275 rates a 499.604. Coan is still king, but KK is moving in fast! KK only needs a 958 @ 275 to tie Coan!

Tim K
06-14-2009, 06:58 PM
Whistling after the 4th rep? Seriously awesome stuff.

robchris
06-15-2009, 07:57 PM
Big byrd,

Where does Lamar Grant stand as far as pound 4 pound/ coefficient?:confused:

Cmanuel
06-15-2009, 08:51 PM
Big byrd,

Where does Lamar Grant stand as far as pound 4 pound/ coefficient?:confused:

i was thinking the same thing. wasnt his best deadlift 661 at 132 lbs?

KarstenDD
06-15-2009, 08:55 PM
I'm pretty sure Andy Bolton is the best deadlifter in the world right now.

Cmanuel
06-15-2009, 08:58 PM
I'm pretty sure Andy Bolton is the best deadlifter in the world right now.

Yes, the highest deadlift of all time. But pound for pound KK, coan, and probably grant have him beat im sure.

Too bad Benedikt went strongman. He was probably more promising at DLing than KK considering he is so young.

KarstenDD
06-15-2009, 08:59 PM
Weight>math

Big_Byrd52
06-15-2009, 09:22 PM
Big byrd,

Where does Lamar Grant stand as far as pound 4 pound/ coefficient?:confused:

i dont know? ill let u do the math on that one, im tired.

chris mason
06-15-2009, 09:56 PM
I love that guy! Wow!

I have noticed with his recent vids he is adding some size. I think he is getting ready for a meet.

ironwill727
06-19-2009, 09:01 AM
I have seen this video like 5x already and I will watch it again before I deadlift today. I agree he is the man.

Brad08
06-19-2009, 02:07 PM
I wish he'd do some meets, so we can see where is competition deadlift is at.

Here's photos from a bench only meet he did last December (benched 260kg).

http://www.fitnes.lv/news/viewtopic.php?id=79&p=1

And here's some of his training from 2008, translated from Russian by a guy on another forum.



His program, posted on russian forum (my lousy translation)

Train 4 days in a 8-10 day period
Squat every time: light, medium, heavy, ME. He squats OLY-style, because it help deadlift more, than regular squats.
Bench and Deadlift twice.
Accessory work for deadlift - deficit pulls, hypers, reverse hypers, leg kurls.
Abs is very important for big pull. 6-8 heavy sets with bands (2 green or 1 blue).
Pull-ups. He can do 15 reps with 30kg, or 50 with his BW. Lats is also important
He doesn't use straps and wear belt only on max weights.
On every deadlift day he change main exercise (deadlift from blocks, deadlift from hang, deficit deadlift, deadlift from the floor for reps)
Example

05/05/2007 bw 109. "Clean" for 13 month.
Deadlift from hang
120 - 5
160 - 3
200 - 3
240 - 1
280 - 1
310 - 1
340 - 1
360 - 1 (belt)
380 - 1

deadlift standing on 4 inch blocks
120 - 5
170 - 5
220 - 5
250 - 5
270 - 5
straight-leg deadlift standing on 3 inch blocks
210 - 5
240 - 5
260 - 6

Abs and accessory work.

About roundback pulling. He thinks that it is dangerous when lifter start with straight back but round it in the miidle of the pull.
But Konstantin start with his upperback rounded and control it.
All guys in his gym pull same style, and no-one has back injury's.

http://forum.steelfactor.ru/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=575878

Adam
06-19-2009, 03:49 PM
Damn!!

That's all I can add really! haha

mcdonough9395
06-19-2009, 04:11 PM
Im convinced this man is not a real human being.

Iron Disciple
06-20-2009, 09:06 AM
Im convinced this man is not a real human being.


He's got me convinced as well. Anyone notice how he didn't even break a smile in ANY of those photos ?

fpr
06-20-2009, 03:51 PM
He has a rather interesting DL form too. Looks down, and his upper back looks very rounded... I've always read to do the complete opposite.

Jesse Hernandez
06-20-2009, 03:53 PM
He's got me convinced as well. Anyone notice how he didn't even break a smile in ANY of those photos ?

yes he did, the last page or two he smirked a couple times as if to smile..... :confused:

chris mason
06-20-2009, 04:00 PM
He has a rather interesting DL form too. Looks down, and his upper back looks very rounded... I've always read to do the complete opposite.


That is because you are placing your spine in a compromised position when rounding it as he does. With that said, I deadlift very similarly to him. If you have sufficiently strengthened the involved musculature the form is safe. It takes time, but creates for an optimal pulling angle(s). I would not recommending training that way without a coach to teach the form.

mONTE
06-28-2009, 01:22 AM
Damn, check this out, just found it on powerliftingwatch

(www).youtube.com/watch?v=WhNg0AnU3i0&feature=player_embedded


Pretty sick. (661 pound deadlift with bands (~286 pounds at top))

d0rkyd00d
06-30-2009, 11:50 AM
So does he have perfect form in this video? I watched this one and the one from the competition, and it doesn't even seem like he keeps his head up, shoulders back, butt low, etc.

Maybe I'm just using the wrong form, or maybe powerlifting form is different than the usual amateur form (like bench press)?

Lones Green
06-30-2009, 11:57 AM
So does he have perfect form in this video? I watched this one and the one from the competition, and it doesn't even seem like he keeps his head up, shoulders back, butt low, etc.

Maybe I'm just using the wrong form, or maybe powerlifting form is different than the usual amateur form (like bench press)?

Perfect form for him, yes. It obviously works for him, haha

A novice lifter should not attempt to lift in the same fashion.

He rounds his upper back, but not lower back.

You really can't argue with the guy's numbers

MarcusWild
06-30-2009, 12:41 PM
Yeah, being able to arch your lower back and round your upper back takes some serious skill and control. He's obviously refined it to an exact science. I've played with it, and I have a really difficult time keeping my lower back from rounding too.

Lones Green
06-30-2009, 01:41 PM
"What is good form? Ask your doctor and he will tell you one thing, but remember your doctor does not know powerlifting. The safest method for an untrained person is not the best for a highly trained powerlifter. If you look at the greatest deadlifters of recent years, they don't appear to have a safe form."

-Louie Simmons

Brad08
06-30-2009, 02:38 PM
So does he have perfect form in this video? I watched this one and the one from the competition, and it doesn't even seem like he keeps his head up, shoulders back, butt low, etc.



There's precedent for his style.

Tennessee farmer Bob Peoples, 725 @ 181 lbs

http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/images5/bob_peoples.gif

Dingus
06-30-2009, 02:52 PM
I thought Billy Mimnaugh was the best deadlifter in the world.

robchris
06-30-2009, 09:17 PM
There's precedent for his style.

Tennessee farmer Bob Peoples, 725 @ 181 lbs

http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/images5/bob_peoples.gif

Brad,
Thats an awesome pic man!:omg: Where did you find it?

Looks like hes stiff-legging 725!!!

Guido
07-01-2009, 09:54 AM
My guess is he found it at www.oldtimestrongman.com

Yes, Peoples was the man. He had a perfect build for deadlifting - short torso and long arms.