Powerlifter Larry Wheels Deadlifts 347 Kilograms (765 Pounds) For 7 Reps

Wheels rebounded well from his quad injury to hit a new deadlift PR.

Rest does the body good. After sustaining a quad injury during a 900-plus-pound deadlift in mid-September, Larry Wheels healed up and rebounded into top form. While letting his lower body repair itself with some rest and recovery, Wheels focused on his upper body strength by crushing dumbbell overhead presses with bodybuilder Regan Grimes and new massive bench press personal records.

After a two-month hiatus from training the deadlift, Wheels clipped on his lifting belt, tied on his wrist straps, grabbed a barbell loaded with 347 kilograms (765 pounds), and knocked out seven unbroken reps like he was in the midst of a cardio session. The set posted Wheels yet another PR to add to an autumn filled with big advances in his strength game. Check out the deadlift set in the video below, courtesy of Wheels Instagram page:


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Larry (@larrywheels)

[Related: Singer Adele Says She Can Deadlift 160 Pounds In “One Night Only” Interview with Oprah]

The PR set appeared to move smoothly for Wheels aside from a slight hiccup on the fifth rep that made it appear closer to a paused lift. He took small pauses at the top of the lockout on each of the final three reps but managed to handle the weight well otherwise.

Haven’t deadlifted in 2 months. Rest can do wonders!

Behind Wheels during the set in the video is seven-time World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) World Arm-wrestling Champion Levan Saginashvili of Georgia. Saginashvili appears to shake his head in awe as Wheels locked out rep six following the stumble on rep five when the barbell jutted forward slightly, hindering Wheels’ balance.

Wheels was set to return to the competitive powerlifting stage before his quad injury but did not compete (he was not on the final scorecard for the 2021 Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate (RPS) Long Island Insurextion in Farmingdale, NY on Sept. 11, 2021). When Wheels does decide to step into the limelight and pull heavy in competition next, his training suggests he may put on the performance of his career.

Featured image: @larrywheels on Instagram