At just 23 years old, Amanda Lawrence has already cemented her name in the history books as one of the top powerlifting talents in the world. She’s the reigning IPF (International Powerlifting Federation) world champion in the 84kg/185lb category, of which she set three world records (squat, deadlift, and total) in the process, with a 252.5kg/566lb deadlift. But she’s just getting started and it’s always exciting to watch her big lifts.
In a recent training session, Lawrence shared a few clips where she smashed a 575lbs/260kg Sumo deadlift for one rep followed by a 550lbs/249kg double. That’s more than three times her bodyweight for those wondering, which is very impressive. But then again, what would you expect from someone of her caliber.
For those who don’t know, you can lift more weight using a Sumo stance because of the shorter distance that the bar travels compared to the conventional deadlift. But many powerlifters use this stance and it’s allowed in powerlifting competition. After all, the goal is to move the most amount of weight possible.
She wrote the following in the Instagram post to accompany her lifts…
“575LBS for a single followed by 550LBS for doubles tonight at the bar 🥴🤟🏼 very pleased with this given it’s the end of the week! Hope y’all are smashing your training 🙂🙏🏼“
Watch the lifts below…
If you thought that was impressive, just a few weeks ago, Lawrence matched her all-time best by deadlifting a massive 590lbs x 1. Check it out…
Lawrence was preparing for the 2020 IPF Sheffield Championships earlier in the year. However, it was postponed until 2021 due to the Covid-19 situation. But in the meantime, she shared an intense butt-building workout looked rather grueling, but effective nonetheless.
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