Weightlifters Getting Gymnasty: Nathan Damron’s One-Legged Back Flip

Nathan Damron has had a busy couple of months. The 20 year old weightlifter out of Mash Elite Performance in North Carolina has officially moved up to the 94kg weight class after bouncing back and forth between 85kg over the past couple of years. With the additional bodyweight, he’s been blasting through old PRs, including a 156kg snatch, 200kg clean & jerk, and 306kg back squat at Mash’s recent “Barbell Picnic.”

He also seems to be enjoying himself between training sessions, and the additional bodyweight hasn’t stopped him from getting ridiculously explosive. Check out his one-legged (one-footed?) back flip at over 210 pounds bodyweight.

Color us impressed, because this takes some serious hops (and, let’s be honest, some serious guts).

Featured image: @nathandamron94 on Instagram

David Tao

David Tao

BarBend’s Co-Founder and Editorial Director, David is a veteran of the health & fitness industry, with nearly a decade of experience building and running editorial teams in the space. He also serves as a color commentator for both National and International weightlifting competitions, many through USA Weightlifting. David graduated from Harvard University and served for several years as Editorial Director/Chief Content Officer of Greatist.com.

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