Polish deadlifting juggernaut Krzysztof Wierzbicki is one of the most accomplished powerlifters on the planet, holding five IPF world records: four raw and one equipped.
He currently owns two raw deadlift world records, one in the -93kg class (made way back in 2014 with 372.5 kilograms/821.2 pounds) and one in the -105kg class (390 kilograms/860 pounds), which he made about a year ago.
But the man who is appropriately nicknamed Mr. Deadlift has been annihilating those records in training. Right now he weighs about 100 kilograms (220 pounds) and at a demonstration this weekend he made a raw sumo deadlift of 400 kilograms (881 pounds), exceeding his record by a full ten kilograms (22 pounds).
The lift took place at an event commemorating the opening of the new La Forza gym in the city of Reggio Emilia in Northern Italy — not an official meet, but jaw dropping nonetheless. Particularly when you see how darn fast the lift was. Take a look:
That’s the only video that we could find online of the meet, but there are rumors that Wierzbicki went on to lift 415 kilograms (915 pounds). He posted a picture from the event of himself standing over a bar that looks a lot like it’s carrying 415 kilos. His Instagram is private so we can’t embed it, but you can see the picture here if you follow him.
We’d believe that he could have 415kg in the bag, though, since three weeks ago he also posted a clip of himself making a solid 410kg (903.9lb) lift.
[Wierzbicki’s equipped record is the heaviest ever made in the IPF at 420 kilograms. Read our writeup here.]
The 390-kilogram deadlift world record that he could very well break the next time he steps on an IPF stage was made in Thisted, Denmark, in March of last year.
We’re certainly looking forward to the next IPF meet.
Featured image via Matthias Wallner on YouTube.