One of the strongest deadlifters ever, Jamal Browner, is pushing the limits, and coming closer to a half a ton pull. Just a few days after The Hybrid Showdown 4, he published a massive 483 kg (1065 lb) deadlift on his official Instagram page. Jamal hasn’t specified if this is his PR, but as far as we know, he seems to have never pulled more weight.
You can watch the video here:
Jamal did not reveal his bodyweight, but he competed in the 110 kg category just a few days ago. Only a few people have deadlifted more than Jamal. Most notably, Hafthor Björnsson, as he is the current deadlift world record holder of 501 kg (1104.5 lbs), his deadlifting stance was conventional, as sumo is not allowed in strongman. Hafthor weighed more than 400 lbs (181 kg) and set the record at his home gym due to Covid-19 restrictions back in 2020, and the lift was regulated by World’s Ultimate Strongman.
Hafthor broke the record of Eddie Hall, the only other man to pull half a ton. Eddie set the old deadlift world record of 500 kg (1102.3 lbs) at the 2016 Giants Live Deadlift World Championships.
Reactions To Jamal Browner’s Deadlift
Jamal’s deadlift surprised many people, including some of the greatest athletes across different sports.
Rob Kearney – a multiple-time WSM competitor, known for his impressive static strength. Rob excelled at the deadlift event, so a comment from him is very meaningful.
“I mean this with all sincerity… F**K YOU! 😂😂😂 amazing pull brotha! 💪💪,” wrote Kearney.
Laurence “Big Loz” Shahlaei – also a multiple-time WSM competitor, and one of the greatest Strongman athletes ever.
“Wow. Amazing lifting. 💪💪,” wrote Big Loz.
Russel Orhii – the multiple IPF World Record holder in the 83 kg category, also left a comment.
Danial Zamani – one of the greatest bench press lifters in the world, and the only rival to Julius Maddox, recognized the greatness of the lift.
Some other comments were:
“Man is pulling people’s totals 😂,”
“Bruh, you’re almost at the world record territory,”
“@eddiehallwsm @thorbjornsson He’s coming for it,”
Jamal Browner’s Competition Records
Jamal competes in the 110 kg category and holds two world records. These are his official (done in competition) personal records.
- Squat: 365 kg (804.7 lbs)
- Bench Press: 225 kg (496 lbs)
- Deadlift: 440.5 kg (971.1 lbs) World Record (2020 WRPF Hybrid Showdown II)
- Total: 1000 kg (2204.6 lbs) World Record (2021 WRPF Hybrid Showdown III)
Jamal’s recent outing at the Hybrid Showdown 4, held on January 15-16, 2022 At HYBRID Performance Method Gym Miami, FL, saw him underperform in every lift. He did attempt to break his own deadlift world record two times with a lift of 442.5 kg (975.5 lbs). Both times were unsuccessful, and it seems his grip strength was the problem.
Jamal Browner’s Hybrid Showdown 4 lifts were as follows:
- Squat: 355 kg (782.6 lbs)
- Bench Press: 217.5 kg (479.5 lbs)
- Deadlift: 417.5 kg (920.4 lbs)
- Total: 990 kg (2182.6 lbs)
Jamal is a deadlift specialist and has lifted some serious weight before. His previous recorded PR on deadlifts was 476.3 kg (1050 lbs). The lift was done in his home gym, back in April of 2021.
Jamal Browner is now extremely close to the infamous 501 kg (1104.5 lbs) record, and judging by the speed of his deadlift, setting the new world record seems very possible. In addition, if Jamal can improve his grip strength, the raw world record could be significantly improved.