Powerlifter Nabil Lahlou (67.5KG) Deadlifts Unofficial World Record 315 Kilograms (694.5 Pounds) In Training

An unofficial world record and a bar path as smooth as butter.

It’s not every day a lifter walks into their gym without lifting straps, knee sleeves, or a lifting suit, loads 4.7 times their body weight onto a barbell, and deadlifts it casually off the floor. Of course, that is not a casual lift. It is monstrously heavy, as Nabil Lahlou would likely tell you. However, the calm on his face as he locked out an unofficial world record weight conveys his apparent ease.

Take a look below in the video he posted to his Instagram page wherein he strolled up to the bar in a lifting belt and lifting shoes, stood in a sumo stance, latched in his hook grip, and took 315 kilograms (694.5 pounds) for a ride:


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According to Open Powerlifting, the current raw deadlift world record in the 67.5-kilogram weight class is 310 kilograms (683.4 pounds). That lift was scored by Daniel Clements at the 2020 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Virginia Winter Wrecker on Nov. 11. Lahlou’s lift was five kilograms more than Clements and would have been the new mark to beat had it been done in competition. However, Lahlou is thinking beyond just claiming the world record deadlift. His mind is also set on milestones.

Not only does Lahlou expect to break through the 317.5-kilogram (700-pound) milestone, he intends to do so by a wide margin. His Instagram caption said as much:

335 will happen very soon.

Lahlou did not state specifically when he will attempt 335-kilograms (738.6 pounds), but his current programming suggests that he will attempt it very soon. His recent trips to the gym involve a lot of heavy deadlifts, including a four-rep PR with 288 kilograms (635 pounds). Check it out below if you have not yet seen it:


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Lahlou currently holds the third heaviest deadlift ever at 67.5 kilograms — 306 kilograms (674.6 pounds) scored at the 2021 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Drug Tested District Championships on May 22.  Assuming he walks into his next sanctioned meet with the same swagger he has when approaching a world record-weighted barbell in the gym, it won’t be a question of will he claim the record, but by how much?

Featured image: @kinng_67 on Instagram