At the 2018 Arnold Sports Festival, powerlifting athlete and Boss Barbell Club owner and coach Dan Green showed the strength sports world once again that you don’t earn the nickname “The Boss” without good reason. Green lifted in the Animal Cage on Saturday afternoon and pulled arguably one of the strongest deadlifts from the whole day of athlete showcases.
To conclude his lifting time slot, Green ended his exhibition with a massive 408kg (900 lb) deadlift, and did we mention it was beltless? On his Instagram video Green writes,
“900 lbs in the Animal Cage! (408 kg) #beltless. Can you feel the hype!! Been waiting for this moment for a long time and it felt great to do it with my wife @bossladysparkle, training partners, friends and all the fans who watched and showed up!!”
The crowd behind Green look almost perplexed and shocked at what they’re watching. For no belt, Green’s speed looked great through the whole lift and his technical proficiency is something to envy in the sport of powerlifting.
Leading up to the Arnold Classic, Green had been posting a bunch of insane deadlift videos. For example, a little under two weeks ago Green deadlifted a massive beltless 375kg (826 lb) from a 1.5″ deficit.
In this video’s description Green wrote, “826 Deficit DL (375 kg) This was the top set from the deadlift session last Friday… a little drop off in power means it’s time to back off a bit and feel rested for the Animal Cage next Saturday.”
For the last year, Green has been rehabbing and building back after a partially torn right quad tendon, which he had surgery on back in late January 2017. If you’re a Green fan, it’s been awesome watching this elite powerlifter and coach manage the ups and downs of post-surgery and come back stronger than ever.
With this latest 408kg (900 lb) deadlift we have to wonder, when will Green step back on the platform and what will his lifts look like when he does? Time will tell.
Feature image screenshot from @dangreenpowerlifter Instagram page.