Powerlifter Danny Grigsby simply does not stop improving and impressing everyone with his lifts. His training plan is immaculate, as he is able to push his boundaries in every training session. Ever since claiming The Heaviest Raw Deadlift In Powerlifting History, Danny has been on an upward trajectory, and the progress he is making at the gym seems as if it were from a superhero movie. In the latest Instagram video, Danny Grigsby is seen deadlifting staggering 964 lbs (437.2 kg) for two reps with ease.
Danny Grigsby deadlifts with a sumo stance and a hook grip. He also only used a lifting belt for his latest deadlift double, making it raw by powerlifting standards. Danny’s lift also impressed one of the greatest deadlifters in the world, Jamal Browner, who had to leave a comment on his post. Jamal commented: “Can you please chill out 😂😂”, which means a lot coming from him. Danny did not specify his bodyweight at the time of the lift, but he usually weighs in at around 275 lbs (125 kg) in sanctioned competitions.
You can watch the lift here:
It seems like Danny Grigsby has been having some sleep problems, according to the caption of his post. Danny stated,
“Counting down days until I get a CPAP, so I’ll recover better and won’t feel like dog 💩 every workout 😂.”
While replying to some comments, Danny Grigsby explained that he is feeling exhausted almost every training session and that he feels like it is just “going through the motions”. The CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure machine) is a machine, which will help him breathe better while sleeping. This ultimately allows for more peace while doing so, and feeling more rested upon waking up.
Danny Grigsby stated that he would like to get the CPAP machine before his next competition. That being said, it is currently unclear when he will compete again. Whenever he does, it is clear that he will make significant improvements.
Danny Grigsby’s Official (done in competition) PRs:
- Squat: 337.5 kg (744 lbs) (2020 USPA Iron Mongers Pro Day)
- Bench Press: 200 kg (440 lbs) (2022 USPA Virginia Beach Classic 2)
- Deadlift: 465 kg (1025 lbs) (2022 USPA Virginia Beach Classic 2) The Heaviest Deadlift In Powerlifting History
- Total: 960 kg (2116.4) (2021 WRPF The Bucked Up Showdown)
We know that Danny Grigsby’s goal for the next competition is to Total 2300 lbs (1043.3 kg), and depending on his weight class, it could be ranked as one of the greatest Totals.
For the majority of his career, Danny has competed in the 125 kg weight class, but recently he moved up to the 140 kg weight class. He now holds the All-Time Deadlift World Records in both weight classes. Danny has taken part in 14 sanctioned powerlifting competitions throughout his career, and won 11 of them.
Despite lifting insane weights on deadlifts, Danny Grigsby’s Instagram posts suggest that he is not neglecting the bench press and squat. However, if he continues improving with this speed, a 1102.3 lbs (500 kg) deadlift or a World Record Total cannot be written off. The next training session should see another stellar performance from him as he is making rapid progress.