Jamal Browner (242 lbs) Deadlifts a Massive 971 lbs for All-Time World Record

Browner's incredible performance at Hybrid Showdown II included a new ATWR total and deadlift.

First things first, Jamal Browner pulls some of the biggest deadlifts in the sport. With the seeming ease he employs to do so, it is often necessary to double check that the amount of weight on the barbell is in fact correct.

The 25 year old Browner, competing in the -110kg/242 lb weight class, put on a monumental display of strength this past weekend at the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Hybrid Showdown II where he set a new all-time world record total of 990kg (2,182.5 lb) and a new all-time world record deadlift of 440.5kg (971 lb).

Check out Browner’s squat, bench press, and deadlift attempts that secured the new all-time world record total here from his Instagram page:

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Meet recap best lifts: – Squat 3/3: 325/337.5/350kg (716/744/771.6 lbs) Bench 1/3: 195🔴/207.5/217.5kg🔴 (429/457.45/479 lbs) Deadlift 4/4: 395/425/432.5/440.5kg (870/925/953.4/971.5 lbs) *2nd & 3rd attempt shown* – Total: 990kg (2182.576 lbs) @108.6 kg BW *4th deadlift attempt doesn’t count toward total* – Greatest meet of my life thus far! I was able to break the ATWR 242 raw total record with my 3rd deadlift and the ATWR deadlift with my 4th deadlift attempt (previous post). – Thank you everyone who helped me today and throughout this prep. Too many names to tag but you know who you are!! @animalpak @nosweatsteph @deadlift_lord868 @strengthstudiott m. Thank you @jaffestrength for handling me today! 🙏🏽 thank you @hybridperformancemethod @alexuslar @steficohen @hayden.bowe for putting on a great meet! – I’m on a lifting high right now! I still have room to grow.. left some kilos on the bar which is a good thing! Back to work in a couple days to get ready for the @animalpak cage!

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Browner’s third deadlift attempt of 432.5kg (953.4lb) etched his name in the record books with the new ATWR total. However, he was was not done there.

Competitors are allowed to make a fourth attempt solely to target world records, but it does not count toward their total. So before we do a full recap of his stats at this meet, let’s take a look at the heaviest raw deadlift of all time in the -110kg/242 lb weight class thanks to Browner’s Instagram page:

Browner moved this weight so smoothly and was even courteous enough to caption this post where he writes: 

440.5kg/971.126 lbs PR!

The previous world record was held by Yury Belkin and his 440kg (970lb) deadlift at the WRPF 2017 World Championships.

For context, Browner’s bodyweight during this meet was 108.6kg (239.4lb). Which means this new record deadlift is four times his bodyweight.

One can only wonder how long this record will stay intact with how Browner made that deadlift look like a warm-up. And it was on his fourth attempt.

Here is the breakdown of Browner’s meet:

  • Squat – 350kg (771.6 lb)
  • Bench – 207.5kg (457.4 lb)
  • Deadlift – 432.5kg (953.4 lb)
    • 440.5kg (971.5 lb) – All-Time World Record
  • Total – 990kg (2182.576 lb) – All-Time World Record

Congratulations to Browner for his tremendous performance at Hybrid Showdown II. We look forward to seeing who along with Browner will attempt to break these records next.

Feature image from Jamal Browner’s Instagram page: @jamal_b15

Phil Blechman

Phil Blechman

Phil is a native New Yorker passionate about storytelling, bodybuilding, and game design. He holds a BFA from Syracuse University.

Before becoming a Staff Writer at BarBend, Phil worked on the creative team and as on-air talent at World Wrestling Entertainment, as a narrator for Audible.com with over a dozen titles, and as a producer, director, and playwright Off-Broadway in New York City where he worked for The Araca Group and co-founded IJB Theatrical Productions. He can be heard as a voice performer for Just Press Playhouse audio productions and as a co-host of the Eternal Durdles podcast.

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