John Cena Celebrates His 40th Birthday With a 602 Pound Deadlift

Most people celebrate their birthdays by partying and going out, but not John Cena. He celebrated his birthday in fashion by proving, once again, that he’s a strength athlete through and through. We now have another documented heavy Cena lift to add to his powerlifting resume.

To celebrate his 40th birthday, Cena took to Twitter posting a video of a 602 lb deadlift. His tweet stated, “Bringing in 40 with 602. Never let age define drive. #EarnTheDay #NeverGiveUp

I think everyone can agree that Cena definitely earned the day, aka his birthday. If you’re a Cena fan already, then you know that lifting heavy is nothing new for this WWE wrestler. In fact, we wrote an article a couple months ago speculating about how Cena would fair in a powerlifting meet. Let’s just say, he would definitely be very competitive at local meets.

Luckily for us, we’ve seen more impressive lifting videos from Cena this April than most of his professional wrestling career. Some of our favorites are attached below, which include more Cena heavy deadlifts and even Olympic lifting. Check out the video he shared on April 17th pulling 260kg (572 lbs) for an easy single.

Video from @JohnCena Twitter page. 

He’s already gained a lot of attention for his static strength, but another impressive feature of Cena’s lifting is his power and weightlifting mechanics. A lot of strength athletes are always shocked to see how good Cena’s Olympic lifting form is. 

Check out the video below from April 9th where Cena cleans 140kg (308 lbs). We honestly think he could have caught it in a power clean, but we’ll save that argument is for another time.

Video from @JohnCena Twitter page. 

For being a larger guy who doesn’t focus on weightlifting full-time, Cena has an impressive amount of mobility and mechanics. His triple extension is good and he’s patient with the bar. Granted, he does need a little work on his wrist mobility.

All we can is that we hope Cena continues to share lifting videos as frequently as he has been. It’s not everyday you get to see floating weightlifting equipment.

Feature image screenshot from @apex_pack Instagram page.