Cailer Woolam Deadlifts 928lbs and Pushes World Record Further

Cailer Woolam had an explosive performance at the SPF Record Breakers meet that took place this past weekend on November 11-12th. He ended up extending his current 220 lb all time world record deadlift by 1lb, which he set earlier this year in late August.

His previous record was performance at the WRPF Boss of Bosses IV meet where Woolam closely edged out Yury Belkin with his 420.5kg (927 lb) deadlift. Going into the SPF Reebok Record Breakers meet Woolam had his sights set on breaking another deadlift world record, and he did so. Check out the 421kg (928 lb) deadlift below.

In his Instagram video’s description he writes, “928lbs (421kg) to break my own world record @220. Had some issues with my knees coming into today and they were completely shot after my opener. I had to end up using my back a lot more on this lift more to make up for leg drive. Not my best day but I’m thrilled I was able to make it happen and get my paycheck. Thank you everyone for all the support!”

Originally Woolam wanted to compete in the 242 lb weight class, but ended up staying in the 220 lb class for this emet. His initial goal was to claim the 242 lb deadlift all time world record to add to his 198 lb and 220 lb deadlift world records. This would have been a crazy feat since Yury Belkin recently pushed the 242 lb world record to 440kg (970 lbs) in late October.

Like most things on the internet, Woolam’s deadlift had its fair share of criticism on whether the lift should have counted or not. The criticism revolved around possible downward movement above Woolam’s knees. If you’re questioning it, then check out the better angled video below that does a better job of highlighting no downward movement.

Woolam’s no stranger to receiving criticism on his lifting and writes in his video’s description, “A better angle of my 928 pull for all the expert internet judges.”

Breaking deadlift records for Woolam is becoming almost routine, and we’re excited for what the future holds for this athlete in the sport. Will Woolam eventually claim the 242 lb world record, or pull 1,000 lbs, we shall see.

Feature image screenshot from @doctor.deadlift Instagram page. 

Jake Boly

Jake Boly

Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as the Fitness and Training Editor at BarBend.

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Jake competes in powerlifting in the 181 lb weight class, and considers himself a professional knee rehabber after tearing his quad squatting in 2017. On the side of writing full time, Jake works as a part-time strength coach and works with clients through his personal business Concrete Athletics in New York City.

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