Browner continues to showcase his dominant pulling.
Jamal Browner has made a reputation for himself as a powerlifter gathering aggressive victories and World Information, significantly showcasing his deadlift prowess. On Sept. 2, 2023, he explored the problem of a brand new energy sport by competing on the World Deadlift Championship (WDC) carried out below strongman contest guidelines.
Simply seven days after his look on the WDC, Browner returned to the health club for a “YOLO” deadlift coaching session — his annual private custom after a serious 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 energy 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 via 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 rapidly earlier than stalling at his knees. On his second try at 510 kilograms, Browner is seen with talcum powder throughout his thighs to cut back friction and assist the raise (a standard approach in powerlifting).
He was in a position to get the bar barely greater on his knees earlier than returning the burden to the bottom, the place he rapidly unstrapped his grip and walked off the platform whereas talking with spectators within the health club. By his demeanor, one may mistakenly suppose that the trouble of lifting greater than a half-ton wasn’t all too exhausting for the energy athlete.
The ultimate try of the day was 505 kilograms (1,113 kilos). Browner was in a position to easily deliver 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 have been carried out over a 30-minute interval.
Unsuccessful lifts are doubtlessly much less thrilling and dramatic than absolutely locked out repetitions. Nonetheless, what units Browner other than the deadlifting pack, except for the sheer weight itself, are the circumstances below which he carried out. In coaching for the WDC, Browner spent almost 4 months lifting with a traditional deadlift stance because of the 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, have 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 approach 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 Power
- 500 kilograms (1,102.3 Kilos) — Strongman Eddie Corridor 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 aim 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 line with Browner, he plans to take 4 or 5 days relaxation earlier than making an attempt the burden as soon as once more. So the file could fall sooner quite than later.
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