Any powerlifter would agree that there are few feelings in this
world like beating a deadlift personal record, so it’s no
surprise that the World’s Strongest Man, Hafþór
“Thor” Björnsson, was over the moon when he broke his own
elephant bar deadlift world record on Wednesday.
Thor hit the gym with a serious hype squad that included none
Larry Wheels, who’s been learning the ins and outs of strongman
training at the Icelandic strongman’s gym. Then, Björnsson took a
whiff of smelling salts before he powered through one rep of 1,042
pounds, using hand wraps and a lifting belt to set a new,
unofficial world record. He got the weight up without too much of a
struggle, and he had a fair amount of energy for a post-lift
We don’t have to tell you that 1,042 pounds is an incredible
amount of weight, because one look at the seriously bent barbell in
Björnsson’s video makes it pretty obvious.
HUGE PR 1042lbs/473kg DEADLIFT!! – @larrywheels
@australianstrengthcoach @stanefferding @stefansolvi @andrireyr
@oskarphaf @gretar91 @runarhrodi @kelc33 @kingc @tindurj @petur854
@eythormelsted @sigfusfossdal @theodormar @audunn96
@kristjanpall.arnason @thorspowerprogram – Best Hype Team Ever!!
VIKING WARRIORS 💪🤯 – This is the heaviest Deadlift ever done
on a Elephant Bar.
A post shared by
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (@thorbjornsson) on Feb 13, 2019
at 8:43am PST
The previous elephant bar world record was 1,041 pounds, set by
Björnsson at the 2018 Arnold Strongman Classic. Over the summer,
he also won the 2018
World’s Strongest Man competition. It’s safe to say that
2018 was the 30-year-old strongman’s biggest year yet, and he’s
clearly starting 2019 off on the right foot.
With the 2019 Arnold Classic quickly approaching, Thor seems to
be hitting the gym harder than ever, and we doubt he’ll take it
easy any time soon.
Source: FS – All – Fitness – News
Hafþór Björnsson Deadlifts 1,042 Pounds to Beat His Own World Record