Is This the Highest Recorded Powerlifting Total in 33 Seconds?

A 2,000 lb powerlifting total is impressive, but what about a 2,005 lb total in 33 seconds? Rob “Da Savage” Hall got to work at the Arnold Classic in the ANIMAL Cage, which is where he put up a crazy 2,005 lb total in just 33 seconds.

Were they his maxes? No. Yet, putting up a 2,000+ lb total in less than a minute is a crazy feat of strength for any athlete. I’m not even sure what you would call this, I guess this could be deemed “functional powerlifting?

There wasn’t a time limit set, but Hall was working against time to put up his crazy total in as little time as possible. He performed a squat, bench, and deadlift all back-to-back in a similar form to a powerlifting meet.

His lifts were a crazy 725 lb squat, 530 lb bench, and 750 lb deadlift. This is the definition of nailing your breathing technique and mastering your lift setups. Three huge lifts in 33 seconds leaves no time for error or resetting.

To top it off, it looks like Hall has more in the tank when he’s finished. Could he have done another lift after?

Hall’s in his second year of formal powerlifting as is already closing in on a few of Eric Lillebridge’s records. He competes the 308lb weight class and is currently at a close second behind Lilliebridge. Three weeks ago Hall competed in the Corpus Christi Classic and put up one of his highest totals to date.

Hall finished with a USPA record breaking 2,209 total in sleeves with a recorded 782 lb squat, 589 bench, and 837 deadlift. In addition to the USPA total record, Hall broke the Texas state squat, deadlift, and total records.

A lot of athlete work their entire lifting career towards a 2,000 lb total, so it was crazy watching Hall do it in 33 seconds. Was this the highest total put up in that amount of time? We’re still unsure, but we haven’t seen another video that compares to Hall’s feat of strength yet.

Feature image screenshot from Rob Da Savage Hall YouTube channel.