Cailer Woolam Deadlifts 440kg/970lbs in Training

All-time deadlift record holder Cailer Woolam is inching closer to a 1,000 pound pull.

We’ve been writing about his deadlifting prowess for years, and powerlifter Cailer Woolam shows no signs of slowing down. Less than a month after he broke the all-time deadlift and total records at the 2019 Slingshot Record Breakers meet, Woolam is back to training heavy, and he just posted what we believe is his heaviest-ever training lift from the floor: 440kg/970lbs. 

Oh, and that’s all at a bodyweight of around 220 pounds.

Take a look at the lift for yourself:

While the lift was certainly impressive, Woolam is perhaps his own biggest critic. He cites a few reasons why this lift might not be quite as earth-shattering as it seems, especially given some equipment advantages:

“Locked it out for a split second. The whip is brutal. Strength is there though. Everyone calm down and take a deep breath. Using big plates and a TX DL bar helps tremendously. Even compared to an Ohio DL bar and standard competition played.”

Still, that’s only 30 pounds under 1,000 Woolam held in his hands (at least from the floor, as we’ve seen him pull some pretty massive weights off the blocks). Cailer Woolam’s path to a 1,000 pound deadlift at under 220 pounds bodyweight.

Cailer Woolam’s Path to Deadlift History

At the Slingshot Record Breakers meet in November 2019, Woolam put on a performance for the ages and ended with the following lifts:

  • Squat: 307.5kg/677 lbs
  • Bench Press: 222.5kg/491 lbs
  • Deadlift: 432.5kg/ 953 lbs ATWR (All Time World Record)
  • Total: 962kg/2,121 lbs ATWR (All Time World Record)

While Woolam is best known for his deadlift, his squat and bench press numbers have also been increasing steadily, which allowed him to come away with the Total World Record. (The previous record holder is Kevin Oak, who lags behind Woolam on the deadlift but has more competitive numbers on the two other lifts.)

Want to see even more of Cailer Woolam’s best-in-the-world deadlift strength? Watch him shock the Texas Tech Football Team in one of the best strength sports pranks we’ve ever seen! 

Featured image: @doctor.deadlift on Instagram

David Tao

David Tao

BarBend’s Co-Founder and Editorial Director, David is a veteran of the health & fitness industry, with nearly a decade of experience building and running editorial teams in the space. He also serves as a color commentator for both National and International weightlifting competitions, many through USA Weightlifting. David graduated from Harvard University and served for several years as Editorial Director/Chief Content Officer of Greatist.com.

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