Powerlifter Kristy Hawkins (75KG) Deadlifts 285-Kilogram (628.3-Pound) Raw PR In Training

The all-time deadlift world record holder lifted 10 kilograms over her competition best.

If a powerlifter were to pull 10 kilograms (22.1 pounds) over the all-time world record deadlift in a given weight category while training at the gym, one might assume that was a grueling training session. While the intensity may line up with that presumption, the execution of an unofficial world record looks much easier in the hands of Kristy Hawkins.

The 75-kilogram powerlifter took to her Instagram page on July 15, 2022, to share a video wherein she locked out a 285-kilogram (628.2-pound) deadlift raw in a conventional stance. That’s 3.8-times her competition bodyweight and is well within the range of what elite strongwomen pull in competition. Check out Hawkins’ new PR in the video below. She wore a lifting belt, used a mixed grip, and notably forewent the use of lifting straps:


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Hawkins’ PR deadlift appeared to be a slow and steady agony to the lockout. Her bracing held strong through the lift without the need to grind. According to Open Powerlifting, Hawkins has every world record in the raw 75-kilogram class, except for the bench press. Her world records are below:

Throughout July, Hawkins’ training has been littered with PRs. Two days before her deadlift PR, On July 1, 2022, Hawkins’ hit a double deadlift PR of 277.5 kilograms (611.8 pounds) and a double deficit deadlift PR of 255 kilograms (562.2 pounds). Check both out in the videos below:

Note: scroll to the left to see Hawkins’ deficit deadlifts.


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[Related: Danny Grigsby (140KG) Deadlifts 455 Kilograms (1,003 Pounds) Raw in Training]

Kristy Hawkins’ Competition Best Raw Lifts | 75KG

  • Squat — 262.5 kilograms (578.7 pounds) — World Record
  • Bench Press — 155 kilograms (341.7 pounds) — Second Heaviest Ever
  • Deadlift — 275 kilograms (606.3 pounds) — World Record
  • Total — 685 kilograms (1,510.2 pounds) — World Record

Hawkins was locked out a raw bench press PR of 157.5 kilograms (347.2 pounds) — 5.7 kilograms shy of matching Allison Hind‘s raw world record of 163.2 kilograms (359.8 pounds) from the 2022 Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate (RPS) North American and New Jersey State Championships. When Hawkins ventures to the competition platform next, she will likely attempt to rewrite the numbers next to her name in the record books.

Featured image: @kristy_hawkins on Instagram