American powerlifter Heather Connor, weighing in at 44.1 kilograms (97.2 pounds) at 4 feet 10 inches tall, had a pretty monumental meet this weekend. The 27-year-old took the stage at a USA Powerlifting event that was held at the Arnold Classic this weekend and she took home a new world record in the deadlift: 182.5 kilograms (402.3 pounds), or 4.13 times her bodyweight. While this wasn’t an IPF-sanctioned meet, this does make her the first female IPF athlete to deadlift quadruple bodyweight raw.
Take a look at the video of her historic pull below.
Elephant in the room: yeah, she peed. Some research suggests 43 percent of female athletes have involuntarily peed during a workout and it’s nothing to be ashamed of.
The real focus is how freaking impressive that deadlift was. Connor herself holds the current IPF world record in the -47kg category with a 175.5kg (387lb) lift that she made at last year’s Arnold Classic.
Her other lifts from this weekend were also pretty amazing: a 142.5kg (314.1lb) squat, which is well over 3.2 times her bodyweight, and a 72.5kg/159.8lb bench press. All of her max lifts were PRs and her 558 Wilks is the highest ever for a drug tested female.
[Check out our infographic of the best Wilks scores ever recorded.]
She wrote of the event,
Highest female wilks in both the USAPL and in the IPF!!!! Gold in the 47kg and best overall female lifter. (…) I’m so so thankful for everyone that has been by my-side leading into this comp. it’s such a humbling and amazing experience that I will spend the rest of the day basking in the experience! And eating cookies .
Connor took home $1,500 for her trouble and called the weekend “a humbling experience which I will cherish. Congrats to all lifters this weekend who worked their butts off to get to the platform!”
Related: Romanian Deadlifts Guide
Featured image via @stayfit_with_heather on Instagram.