Brooke Wells Deadlifts 425 Pounds (and Makes It Look Easy)

After the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games β€” in which she finished 6th overall β€” 21 year old Brooke Wells went in a different direction with her training. To do so, she enlisted the help of CrossFit New England owner Ben Bergeron. (Bergeron is also known for coaching Katrin Davidsdottir and Mat Fraser, the 2-time reigning and reigning CrossFit Games Champions, respectively.)

It looks like Bergeron’s programming is keeping Wells plenty strong, as evidenced by a recent 425 pound deadlift PR she posted on Instagram.

425lb (192.7kg) Deadlift PR! πŸ’₯πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ Pretty easy, but stopped there.

Check out the lift below β€” it’s pretty clear she had more left in the tank.


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Wells’ strength isn’t news to CrossFit fans, and she was the only woman to clear the Deadlift Ladder (event #2) at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games. Wells ended with 415 pounds that day, then a PR β€” but that came after a grueling trail run, very little rest, and an entire series of barbells starting at 275 pounds and climbing in 20 pound increments.

We’ve embedded a highlight video of that event below, courtesy of CrossFit’s YouTube channel.

Wells’ strength should come in handy next month at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Invitational, where she’ll be representing Team USA alongside Kari Pearce, Ben Smith, and Rich Froning; Froning will be playing the role of player/coach as he fills in for an injured Mat Fraser.

Featured image: @brookewellss on Instagram