This guy is an absolute beast!
That dude is a monster, very impressive...
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I find it insane how he basically sits down before making his way back up.
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the fact that the video said "death lift" made it that much more awesome
Currently: 6'3", 220#, 295/235/430
Goals (for now): 230#, 355/260/445
Some time in the distant future: 275#, 750/500/750
Wow that is unbelievable. And he does get way low before he pulls, makes me really think i need to stretch more.
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To hook that much weight is unbelievable.
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858 lbs.!!! damn!!!
Ya, he doesn't actually start the pull until he is in the correct starting postion though. That seems like it's just a mental thing when he squats down that low before he starts the pull. I do s*** like that sometimes as part of my psyche-up before lifts.
I wasn't too impressed until I realized thats not 390 pounds that over 850 pounds. what a beast.
MAX BENCH:275lbs. (11/2008)
MAX SQUAT machine:420lbs. (4/2005)
MAX SQUAT free weight: 385lbsx2. (1/2009)
MAX DEAD LIFT hex bar: 465lbs. (1/2006)
MAX DEAD LIFT straight bar: 455. (10/2009)
CURRENT WEIGHT:240. (10/2009)
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Now that's strong. Thank god he got rid of those straps.
Damn not only did he not used straps, he did not have and under/over hand grip which tends to help with grip to some extent. He also has great form with such a heavy lift, very F'cking impressive!!
insane ****! That is AWESOME! Good lord imagine the grip strength of that guy too!
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Straightening out pipe cleaners for over 20 years.
double overhand with that weight is sick ****. I do some rack pulls with around 500 double overhand and that **** almost falls out of my hands every rep.
That's the most impressive lifting I have ever seen and I have seen a lot. He is so flexible because I believe he has an oly lifting background. He's also a really impressive strongman. I would love to see guys like him, Zavickas. and Virastyuk in the WSM.
Yep, you can see his weightlifting background in how he pulls. He basically pulls like he would begin a squat clean.
the only thing i can say to describe this video is WOOOOOW!!!!
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Holy god. That is insane
5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW
Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)
Total - 1236 (1168.4)
Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525
that's awsome. "all i used was my shoes, my coach, and my friends."
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DOUBLE OVERHAND for 858lbs...god that is crazy! What a great lift!