Less than one month after becoming the first man to deadlift over 1,000 pounds raw in a full meet, powerlifter Danny Grigsby showed that the feat wasn’t a fluke. On Sunday, Apr. 17, 2022, Grigsby shared a video on his Instagram page that featured him pulling 415 kilograms (915 pounds) for three reps raw.
At the time of this article’s publication, the 27-second video has received over 50,000 views. While wearing a lifting belt, Grigsby made the pull at PWRBLD Gym in Conshohocken, PA. He used a sumo stance with an overhand grip. He even looks around after his third rep for showmanship before setting the barbell down.
Grigsby looked at his hands afterward, which held their shape as though the barbell was still in their grip, possibly checking for any damage due to holding the massive weight for so long. Check out Grigby’s deadlift set in the video below:
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Grigsby called the set a personal record for triples in the caption of his post. Among those that shared praise in Grigsby’s comments was all-time raw squat world record holder at 100-kilograms Joe Sullivan, who made quite the statement considering his experience in the sport:
This is probably the most beautiful lifting video I’ve ever seen.
Earlier in April, Grigsby performed a double with the same weight. He followed it up by pulling 350 kilograms for eight reps. Grigsby expressed that he is reaping the rewards of training regularly, including an improved mindset.
It’s been great this last year to…train as consistently as I’d like. I’m…more confident overall with my training.
This statement by the United States Marine says a lot, considering what he did at the United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Virginia Beach Classic 2. His summary of that day, including his world record pull competing in the 125-kilogram raw class, is as follows:
USPA Virginia Beach Classic 2 | Danny Grigsby, 125KG
- Squat — 275 kilograms (606.3 pounds)
- Bench Press — 200 kilograms (440.9 pounds)
- Deadlift — 465 pounds (1,025.2 pounds) — All-Time Raw World Record
- Total — 940 kilograms (2,072.4 pounds)
Whenever Grigsby decides to compete next, the anticipation of another new major milestone or world record on the lifting platform will join him.
Featured image: @dan_grigs on Instagram