Powerlifter Krzysztof Wierzbicki Deadlifts 461 Kilograms (1,016 Kilos) for 3 Reps

Krzysztof Wierzbicki isn’t shy about his targets. Sooner or later per a daring, all-caps declaration on his Instagram profile he desires to deadlift a minimum of 500 kilograms (1,102 kilos). If his newest exercise is any indication, he’s nicely on his approach.

On April 12, 2022, the Polish powerlifter reportedly posted an Instagram story of himself deadlifting 461 kilograms (1,016 kilos) for an unbelievable three reps. The momentary story video is now not accessible on Wierzbicki’s profile, however somebody did seize it. 

Take a look at the mind-boggling carry beneath the place Wierzbicski makes use of a sumo stance and lifting straps, and is with no lifting belt through the Instagram profile of strongman promoter, Julian Howard: 

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Polish Energy

With over a decade’s price of expertise, Wierzbicki is not any stranger to the skilled powerlifting neighborhood. He’s been a daily fixture and headliner within the Polish powerlifting scene and has seldom fallen quick in making his presence identified in worldwide competitions. So far, Wierzbicki has captured 24 particular person victories. Maybe most notably, that features 4 wins within the Worldwide Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Traditional Powerlifting Championships (2013-2014, 2015, 2017).

Wierzbicki is a well-rounded strength-sports athlete, however the deadlift may be most chargeable for his repute. Particularly, he’s in possession of 1 official and unofficial deadlift file.

In the course of the 2020 Nationwide Alliance of Powerlifters (NAP) Siberian Championship, whereas competing within the 100-kilogram weight class, Wierzbicki efficiently pulled the present 433.5-kilogram (955.7-pound) uncooked deadlift file. The following 12 months, through the 2021 WRPF-POL Mistrzostwa Polski, he locked out what can be a file in most circumstances with a 447.5-kilogram deadlift (986.6 kilos) whereas competing within the 110-kilogram weight class.

Nevertheless, as a result of that latter pull occurred at a deadlift-only meet, Wierzbicki didn’t get the official mark. The excellence nonetheless belongs to Jamal Browner, who pulled 440.5 kilograms (971.1 kilos) on the 2020 World Uncooked Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Hybrid Showdown II — a full energy meet. 

Wierzbicki’s stellar deadlift has seen a gradual, high quality development. In 2017, he first exceeded a then-IPF world file when he pulled a 420-kilogram deadlift (926 kilos) whereas competing within the 120-kilogram weight class. Roughly a half-year later, he pulled his unofficial world file once more in coaching, however for 3 reps.

By the top of the 12 months 2020, Wierzbicki pulled 456 kilograms (1,005 kilos) throughout coaching, breaking the 1,000-pound barrier for the primary time. He wouldn’t have the nickname “Mr. Deadlift” with no corresponding and applicable listing of achievements to again that billing up. 

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The Highway to 500 Kilograms

Ought to Wierzbicki ultimately notch the distinctive, uncommon mark of a 500-kilogram deadlift (1,102 kilos), he’ll be part of some unique firm.

Solely two human beings have ever deadlifted a minimum of that a lot weight — 2017 WSM Champion Eddie Corridor and 2018 WSM Champion Hafthor Björnsson. Each achieved their exceptional deadlifts whereas sporting lifting straps and deadlift fits, and utilizing standard stances.

Notably, Corridor and Björnsson achieved their marks after they have been 28 and 29-years-old, respectively. In consequence, Wierzbicki may quickly declare the distinct honor of being the primary particular person of their 30s and the oldest to tug 500 kilograms. 

The Polish athlete continues to be 39 kilograms (86 kilos) away from the hallowed mark, however that quantity seemingly will get smaller by the day. Offered he continues his current tempo, it’d solely be a matter of time earlier than he joins a legendary deadlift membership. 

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