Anthony Pernice set the bar in the Silver Dollar deadlift last year when he pulled 1190lbs/540kg which was also an official record. Since then, Strongman Adam Bishop set an unofficial world record of 545kg/1200lbs which he did back in May.
But Pernice recently re-claimed the heaviest Silver Dollar deadlift on July 25th at the United States Strongman Farm Strong Record Breaker event, surpassing Bishop’s lift by 12.5 lbs. And, of course, it was an official record. He also bested his previous world record performance by 22.5 lbs w/ a Texas Power bar, he acknowledged in the post.
Now, for those unfamiliar with the Silver Dollar deadlift, it’s a deadlift where the bar is 18″ off the ground, twice the height of a standard deadlift setup. It’s also referred to as the partial deadlift. Therefore, you’re able to lift more weight although it’s not an easy lift by any means (he sure made it look easy though).
Here’s what he wrote in the post…
“Silver Dollar Deadlift World Record
550 kilos / 1212.5 lbs
at @unitedstatesstrongman @topcropbarbellict Farm Strong Record Breaker. (Yes this is a Texas Power Bar btw.)“
Check it out below…
Strongman and former World’s Strongest Man champion Eddie Hall held this record in 2017 when he pulled 536kg/1,181.7lbs which surpassed the then world record of 535kg/1,180lbs by Tom MacGee of Canada. Then, of course, Pernice broke Hall’s record with his 539.7kg/1,190lb lift in 2019.
So there’s definitely some interesting history regarding the Silver Dollar deadlift, and with Pernice having set this new record with relative ease, we expect to see this number eclipsed at some point in the near future.
But as of right now, Anthony Pernice is preparing for the 2020 Strongman Corporation Nationals set to take place October October 15-17th in Montgomery, Alabama.