The greatest German powerlifter, Denise Herber, is back in action and is in fact looking stronger than ever. This is because she is planning to make history very soon, but until then, Denise wants to further improve her abilities as much as possible. Thus, she is tirelessly working in the gym and improving on every aspect of her lifts. One event that Denise is particularly focusing on is the deadlift, and all of the prioritizing has now resulted in a new achievement for her. Namely, during her most recent training session, Denise deadlifted 275 kilograms (606.3 pounds) and set a brand new two-rep Personal Record.
As can be seen in the video shared to Denise Herber’s Instagram, she did not use any equipment at all. So, her new 275-kilogram (606.3-pound) two-rep PR is as raw as it could be. Moreover, regarding her technique, Denise performed the two reps with a conventional stance and a mixed grip. Denise’s first rep looked very smooth, but she really had to fight in order to lock out the second one. In turn, having exerted so much energy, Denise got a bit dizzy, and her celebration was delayed until she felt well again a few seconds later.
Denise Herber’s main goal for now seems to be setting a new All-Time Deadlift World Record in the 75-kilogram weight class. It currently stands at 277.5 kilograms (611.8 pounds) and is in possession of Kristy Hawkins. Denise already attempted to officially break it in a competition just over a month ago, but was not successful. However, she now seems to be in much better shape and has thus increased her chances of claiming the record.
As far as Denise Herber’s career goes, she has taken part in 11 sanctioned powerlifting competitions and won nine of them. She is also currently on a six competition win streak, which she hopes to improve with a gold medal at the 2023 WRPF American Pro 2 just four weeks from now.
Data Source: Open Powerlifting. Last Updated: August 17, 2023
Denise Herber has proved that she is already capable of deadlifting over the current World Record, but the upcoming few weeks will still be extremely important for her. She will aim to further improve, but also leave some time to rest in order to come into the 2023 WRPF American Pro 2 fully fresh. If all goes well, Denise could put up one of the most incredible lifts in modern powerlifting.
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