Elite Strongman competitor and current Britain’s Strongest Man Adam Bishop apparently set an unofficial silver dollar deadlift world record in training recently. The 2019 World’s Strongest Man finalist (finished 9th) pulled a whopping 545kg/1200lbs which is a titanic amount of weight to lift off the floor no matter how it’s done.
Now for those unfamiliar with the silver dollar deadlift or 18-inch deadlift, it’s pretty much an elevated deadlift at a height of 18 inches which is double the height of a standard barbell deadlift setup.
So while it’s definitely not as challenging as the conventional deadlift, you still have to pull it a good way up before you can complete the lift.
Here’s what the caption in the post read… “World Record Silver Dollar Deadlift – 545kg/1200lbs.“
Check it out below…
The lift definitely didn’t appear to be easy for Bishop but he managed to get it up relatively quickly for an unofficial world record. From our understanding, Anthony Pernice has the official world record of 1190lbs/540kg last year. But Bishop’s lift is even more than the 536kg/1182lbs that Strongman legend Eddie Hall pulled in the same lift, back in 2017 (also previously held the deadlift world record of 500kg/1102lbs).
Here’s the clip of Anthony Pernice’s world record performance courtesy of Strongman Corporation’s Facebook.
WR lift by Anthony Pernice 18" Deadlift 1190lbs
Posted by Strongman Corporation on Saturday, October 19, 2019
Bishop’s unofficial record also came nearly a week after Hafthor Bjornsson achieved the new all-time deadlift world record of 501kg/1105lbs. So, Bishop must feel pretty good knowing that he was able to pull this much, even if it was in training, as it’ll definitely bring his some good attention.
But we reckon when things return to normal, he’ll probably try and get it made official by replicating what you just saw him do in the video.