Ric Flair Deadlifts Big Weight at Age 67

We’ve heard the term, “Old man strength,” but what about, “Old man power”? 67 year old, 16-time World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair demonstrates exactly what it’s like to possess true power well into your 60s – WOOOO!

Whether your sport involves clanking weights, hitting a ball, or throwing bodies (like in Ric Flair’s case), a long training career is typically very important. And no surprise, a HUGE priority for lifters and athletes is often to maintain lifelong longevity in and out of the gym.

Athletes do this by taking care of their bodies after years of competing, which helps set oneself up for future success in staying active. It’s always tough for athletes to go from the peak of their career to becoming more sedentary. That’s what brings us to Ric Flair’s recent deadlift video, in which he’s shows us age is just a number.

This video was shared on Flair’s Instagram page one day and has already generated a massive amount of attention. 67 year old Flair is pulling what looks to be at least 365 lbs. A lot of articles have said 400, but the last plate appears to be a 25. Plus, they’re black generic bumper plates, so it’s always difficult to tell.

Regardless, for a 67 year old man who’s had a long career of body taxing activity, this lift is freaking impressive. Not to mention the grind Flair fights through to get the bar fully off the ground.

While we’re on the topic of wrestlers performing impressive lifts; let’s not forget about John Cena’s Olympic lifting.

His 304 lb snatch is performed with solid form and speed, which demonstrates just how athletic Cena truly is. Also, rumor has it, when you watch the video you’ll only see the bar move…because you can’t see Cena…you can’t see me!

It’s always great to see athletic legends like Ric Flair still pushing the limits, especially in the weight room.

Feature image from @ricflairnatureboy Instagram page. 


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Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as one of the full time writers and editors at BarBend. He's a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand. As of right now, Jake has published over 1,100 articles related to strength athletes and sports. Articles about powerlifting concepts, advanced strength & conditioning methods, and topics that sit atop a strong science foundation are Jake's bread-and-butter. On top of his personal writing, Jake edits and plans content for 15 writers and strength coaches who come from every strength sport.Prior to BarBend, Jake worked for two years as a strength and conditioning coach for hockey and lacrosse players, and was a writer at the Vitamin Shoppe's corporate office. Jake regularly competes in powerlifting in the 181 lb weight class, and considers himself a weightlifting shoe sneaker head. On the side of writing full time, Jake works as a part-time strength coach and works with clients through his personal business Concrete Athletics in Hoboken and New York City.