The sky’s the limit for 24-year-old powerlifter Jessica Buettner. The Canadian athlete is a tour de force in the sport, holding two IPF junior world records, and in a recent Instagram post she showed that her training is not slowing down.
Take a look at this monster deadlift set she made with 205 kilograms (452 pounds) for 5 reps, which is currently circulating on numerous powerlifting social media pages.
In her caption she wrote,
452lbs/205kgs x 5
Late night DLs @mettleptc last night!
Motivation was low, literally just went home after my backoff sets and didnt do anything else, but Im always glad I went.
Can you tell I havent done laundry since last week? 😂
We’re especially impressed that she needed to reset before the final rep but still made it happen.
This strong set comes just a couple of weeks after Buettner set a national Canadian record in the deadlift with a huge (and fast) 510-pound lift. Note that she’s got a big old chalk mark on her face — she was slapping herself to psych up for the pull. (Hey, it seemed to work.)
You can see her 530-pound attempt as well on this post, which she said “was moving but I started to black out and lost some positioning too.” It’s worth pointing out that Buettner has Type 1 diabetes and that she said her “blood sugar was a little low for all three deadlifts,” but she still managed a national record and a total PR of 519 kilograms (1,144 pounds).
[If you’re curious, check out our guide to diabetes and strength training.]
It’s been almost a year since Buettner set her junior world records at IPF Worlds, when she made a deadlift of 227.5 kilograms (501.5 pounds) and totaled 504 kilograms (1,111.1 pounds).
She’s no longer a junior athlete, but it certainly looks like her future in the sport is bright.
Featured image via @djessicabuettner