Watch ~75kg Molly Mullikin Deadlift 430 Pounds for Twelve Reps

Los Angeles-based ~75kg powerlifter Molly Mullikin is not messing around. In a workout at Long Island’s Metroflex Gym that would put a lot of recreational lifters to shame, Molly just completed two sets of six deadlifts at 430 pounds. Take a look at her Instagram post below.

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This isn’t Molly’s all-time best lifting session; this year she’s hoping to soar past the 500-pound threshold to beat her previous record, 530 pounds at 160 pounds bodyweight.

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Most recently, Molly won the won the 165lb/75kg class and best lifter at the American Cup Pro Powerlifting Invitational at the LA Fit Expo this January. She said she was disappointed in her deadlift performance, but she nailed an impressive 424lb squat at 162lb, and she walked away from the competition with a 1,113lb total, which is a record for her without wraps. (With wraps, her raw total record is 1,179lb.)

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Molly may not be one of the best known powerlifters, but her Instagram is definitely worth following – her very irreverent sense of humor will spice up your feed, and she’s usually more than willing to deliver entertaining verbal beatdowns to her trolls. She also posts a lot of discount codes for Feed Me Fight Me, a veteran-owned apparel company that donates a portion of their profits to veteran aid. (Plus the clothing has a serious emphasis on donut motifs.)

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We’ve been seeing a lot of excellent performances from female powerlifters over the last couple of weeks, the most widely circulated of which is almost certainly Jennifer Thompsons’s astounding 325-pound bench press at ~63kg. (Since then, she set a new IPF World Record in the bench.)

Molly is planning for her next competition to be at the women’s SPF Pro/Am on April 23rd in Cincinatti, Ohio. We wish her the best of luck!

Featired image via @mollykm on Instagram.

Nick English

Nick English

Nick is a content producer and journalist with over seven years’ experience reporting on four continents. His first articles about health were on a cholera outbreak in rural Kenya while he was reporting for a French humanitarian organization. His next writing job was covering the nightlife scene in Shanghai. He’s written on a lot of things.

After Shanghai, he went on to produce a radio documentary about bodybuilding in Australia before finishing his Master’s degrees in Journalism and International Relations and heading to New York City. Here, he’s been writing on health full time for more than five years for outlets like BarBend, Men's Health, VICE, and Popular Science.

No fan of writing in the third person, Nick’s passion for health stems from an interest in self improvement: How do we reach our potential?

Questions like these took him through a lot of different areas of health and fitness like gymnastics, vegetarianism, kettlebell training, fasting, CrossFit, Paleo, and so on, until he realized (or decided) that strength training fit best with the ideas of continuous, measurable self improvement.

At BarBend his writing focuses a little more on nutrition and long-form content with a heaping dose of strength training. His underlying belief is in the middle path: you don’t have to count every calorie and complete every workout in order to benefit from a healthy lifestyle and a stronger body. Plus, big traps are cool.

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