Powerlifter Krzysztof Wierzbicki Locks Out a 490-Kilogram Deadlift (1,080 Kilos) Throughout Coaching


On roughly April 20, 2022, the Polish powerlifter pulled an unimaginable 490-kilogram deadlift (1,080 kilos) throughout a coaching session. Notably, Wierzbicki appeared to tug the burden and not using a lifting belt — although he may doubtlessly have worn one underneath his shirt — and from a sumo stance whereas carrying solely wrist wraps.

Try the elevate beneath, captured from one among Wierzbicki’s Instagram tales, which was then reposted by Julian Howard (@worldstrongestfan) on Instagram.

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Wierzbicki didn’t disclose how a lot he weighed when he accomplished the elevate. In response to Open Powerlifting, he has competed professionally within the 110-kilogram weight class for the reason that spring of 2021. In any occasion, this deadlift was effectively over 4 and a half instances Wierzbicki’s current normal competitors physique weight.

Paving a Street

Wierzbicki has been open on social media in his pursuit of a hallowed mark in power sports activities — the 500-kilogram deadlift (1,102 kilos). The one two folks to ever deadlift that a lot weight are 2017 World’s Strongest Man Champion (WSM) Eddie Corridor and 2018 WSM Champion Hafthor Björnsson. Notably, each achieved their legendary pulls from a standard stance whereas carrying deadlift fits and lifting straps — which is allowed in a strongman competitors.

Given his fast progress of late, Wierzbicki’s entry into the 500-kilogram deadlift membership appears inevitable.

Throughout the 2020 Nationwide Affiliation of Powerlifting (NAP) Siberian Championships, whereas competing within the 100-kilogram weight class, Wierzbicki logged the present all-time world document deadlift a staggering 433.5-kilogram pull (955.7-pound). Roughly eight months later, in November 2020, whereas carrying wrist straps and a lifting belt, the Polish athlete deadlifted 456 kilograms (1,005.3 kilos) in coaching, breaking the 1,000-pound barrier for the primary time.

The following 12 months, in early November 2021 whereas competing within the 110-kilogram weight class, Wierzbicki broke the all-time world document for a non-full energy meet with a 447.5-kilogram pull (986.6-pound) in the course of the 2021 WRPF-POL Mistrzostwa Polski.

Lastly, in what’s more and more changing into a typical deadlift step up for Wierzbicki, he just lately pulled 461 kilograms (1,016 kilos) throughout one other exercise

All 4 of Wierzbicki’s talked about pulls have been from a sumo stance. His newest 490-kilogram deadlift (1,080 kilos) coaching feat is one other large step towards that lofty 500-kilogram (1,102-pound) purpose. 

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Again and Forth 

The 110-kilogram powerlifting weight class seems to have a two-person deadlift tug of struggle for the document books. Whereas Wierzbicki continues to cost alongside towards astonishing, seldom-seen numbers, American powerlifter Jamal Browner has usually stored up with the meteoric tempo. 

Over the approximate previous month, Browner has seen fast developments in his standard deadlift. On March 23, 2022, he pulled 432.5 kilograms (953.5 kilos) whereas carrying solely a lifting belt. An approximate month later, on April 20, 2022, Browner locked out 409.6 kilograms (903 kilos) for 2 reps.

Within the 110-kilogram weight class, Browner additionally possesses an all-time deadlift world document — a 440.4-kilogram pull (971-pound) from the 2020 World Uncooked Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Hybrid Showdown II. Notably, like Wierzbicki, Browner has additionally beforehand crossed the 1,000-pound barrier with a 476.3-kilogram deadlift (1,050-pound) throughout a coaching session in July 2020. Browner wore a lifting belt and lifting straps for that pull. 

Whereas the 500-kilogram mark remains to be a methods off, the deadlift world document for strictly powerlifters is inside shouting distance for Wierzbicki and Browner. The 2003-2004 Iceland’s Strongest Man Champion (ISM) Benedikt Magnùsson holds the present document with a 460.4-kilogram pull (1,015-pound) captured on the deadlift-only 2011 Hardcore Conflict of the Titans IV. Magnùsson competed within the tremendous heavyweight class (319+ kilos; unrestricted weight).

Wierzbicki nonetheless has to make progress along with his standard deadlift (at the least in public), however every time he decides to compete once more, he would possibly beat Browner to the punch and break Magnùsson’s document. Membership to the 500-kilogram membership seemingly received’t observe lengthy after. Speak about killing two vital strength-sports birds with one stone. 

Featured Picture: @worldsstrongestfan on Instagram


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