Browner continues to showcase his dominant pulling.
Jamal Browner has made a reputation for himself as a powerlifter accumulating aggressive victories and World Information, significantly showcasing his deadlift prowess. On Sept. 2, 2023, he explored the problem of a brand new power sport by competing on the World Deadlift Championship (WDC) carried out underneath strongman contest guidelines.
Simply seven days after his look on the WDC, Browner returned to the gymnasium for a “YOLO” deadlift coaching session — his annual private custom after a significant contest. On Sept. 9, 2023, Browner posted a video on his YouTube channel documenting his try at a weight that no athlete within the historical past of any power sport has efficiently accomplished.
Browner, who competes within the 109.7-kilogram (242-pound) powerlifting class, is seen tackling a 510-kilogram (1,124-pound) on two separate makes an attempt, adopted by an try at 505 kilograms (1,113 kilos).
Within the coaching video, Browner is first proven performing progressively heavier warm-up units. He started at 120 kilograms (265 kilos) earlier than transferring by means of 220 kilograms (485 kilos), 320 kilograms (705 kilos), 370 kilograms (815 kilos), 420 kilograms (925 kilos), and eventually 460 kilograms (1,015 kilos). After finishing the primary set, he wore lifting straps and a weightlifting belt for the remaining lifts.
Browner then made the enthusiastic determination to leap to 510 kilograms (1,124 kilos). He lifted the barbell off the bottom comparatively shortly earlier than stalling at his knees. On his second try at 510 kilograms, Browner is seen with talcum powder throughout his thighs to scale back friction and support the carry (a typical method in powerlifting).
He was capable of get the bar barely greater on his knees earlier than returning the burden to the bottom, the place he shortly unstrapped his grip and walked off the platform whereas talking with spectators within the gymnasium. By his demeanor, one may mistakenly assume that the trouble of lifting greater than a half-ton wasn’t all too exhausting for the power athlete.
The ultimate try of the day was 505 kilograms (1,113 kilos). Browner was capable of easily convey the bar to simply above his knees earlier than hitting a wall and struggling for a number of transient seconds earlier than changing the bar on the bottom. Browner later acknowledged that every one three makes an attempt had been carried out over a 30-minute interval.
Unsuccessful lifts are doubtlessly much less thrilling and dramatic than totally locked out repetitions. Nevertheless, what units Browner other than the deadlifting pack, other than the sheer weight itself, are the circumstances underneath which he carried out. In coaching for the WDC, Browner spent almost 4 months lifting with a standard deadlift stance as a result of strongman ruleset.
Browner’s earlier heaviest profitable deadlifts, together with a 455-kilogram (1,003-pound) deadlift in competitors and a 500-kilogram (1,102-pound) deadlift in coaching, had been carried out with a sumo deadlift stance. The current “YOLO” session was solely his second time returning to the broader stance in roughly 15 weeks and, as he acknowledged within the video, his method has but to return to 100%.
Browner beforehand tried a 510-kilogram deadlift throughout a “YOLO” session roughly two weeks after his efficiency on the 2022 USPA Professional Uncooked Championships. In that try, he lifted the burden from the ground however was unable to succeed in knee-level.
High 5 Heaviest Deadlifts of All Time (Captured on Video)
- 502.5 kilograms (1,107 Kilos) — Powerlifter Krzysztof Wierzbicki in coaching, April 2022
- 501 Kilograms (1,104.5 Kilos) — Strongman Hafthor Bjornsson at 2020 WUS Feats of Energy
- 500 kilograms (1,102.3 Kilos) — Strongman Eddie Hall at 2016 World Deadlift Championship
- 500 kilograms (1,102.3 Kilos) — Powerlifter Jamal Browner in coaching, Sept. 2022
- 487.5 kilograms (1,074.7 Kilos) — Powerlifter Danny Grigsby at 2022 WRPF American Professional
For additional context of Browner’s capabilities, two-time World’s Strongest Man (2021-2022) Tom Stoltman introduced plans to try a 505-kilogram deadlift sooner or later in 2024. One of many present heaviest all-time deadlifts (501 kilograms) belongs to 2018 World’s Strongest Man Hafthor Bjornsson, who outweighs Browner by greater than 60 kilograms (132 kilos).
Browner has not introduced whether or not his subsequent aggressive look can be a powerlifting contest or one other enterprise into strongman. In both case, the ground-breaking 510-kilogram deadlift stays on his radar. In accordance with Browner, he plans to take 4 or 5 days relaxation earlier than trying the burden as soon as once more. So the file could fall sooner slightly than later.
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