The 28 year old Polish powerlifter, Krzysztof Wierzbicki, has done it again. Known as “Mr. Deadlift”, Wierzbicki is notorious for pulling some of the heaviest weight around. He has a tendency to not only set new deadlift records, but to then use those records as a bench mark for triples in training.
Wierzbicki not only won the International Streetlifting Federation (ISF) Siberian Power Show this past weekend on March 8th in Krasnoyarsk, Russia in the -100kg weight class, but he set a new all-time deadlift world record of 433.5kg/955.7lb at a bodyweight of 97.5kg/215lb along the way.
Wierzbicki had set the previous unofficial world record deadlift of 432.5kg/953.5lb at the Czechia-UA sanctioned Deadlift Challenge III, 1.5kg/3lb more than Cailer Woolam’s former world record 431kg/950lb deadlift at the 2019 Kern US Open.
Check out the new all-time world record 433.5kg/955.7lb deadlift by Wierzbicki from isfeeler’s YouTube channel below:
At this meet, Wierzbicki was also able to match his personal best squat of 310kg/683.4lb. And despite pulling an absolutely mind-boggling amount of weight in what looked like a fairly easy deadlift for him, Wierzbicki was not fully satisfied with his performance. In his Instagram post that shares him holding the first place trophy, Wierzbicki writes:
“My preparation wasn’t as good as it could be.”
In regard to his bench press, which seems to be where he struggles most, he wrote:
“Unfortunately I wasn’t able to hit the 200kg/441lb mark. AGAIN. I missed it by 2.5kg/5.5lb, so I benched 197.5kg/435.4lb.”
Even though his deadlift was the heaviest ever lifted in his weight class, Wierzbicki felt he could have lifted more had his grip felt one hundred percent going in:
“I felt extremely powerful but the grip just wasn’t there, which is something I can’t explain but still it’s a new experience for me and a new mystery to solve. 450kg/992kg keeps me waiting, until next time…
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Победителем турнира START-800 с суммой 941 кг стал польский атлет Кшиштоф Вержбицкий @mr.deadlift . Приседание Кшиштоф закончил с весом 310 кг. На жиме зафиксировал 197,5 кг. А в становой тяге выдал фантастические 433,5 кг! И это при собственном весе 97,5 кг. При этом сам польский атлет своей тягой остался недоволен, говорит мог затащить и 445! . #sps2020 #siberianpowershow
Here were Wierzbicki’s stats from the ISF Siberian Power Show:
- Squat: 310kg/683.4lb
- Bench Press: 197.5kg/435.4lb
- Deadlift: 433.5kg/955.7lb – All-Time World Record
- Total: 941kg/2,074.5lb
Feature image from isfeeler’s YouTube channel.