Lucy Underdown is easily the greatest deadlifter in the sport of Strongwoman, but one factor that makes her better than everyone is her hunger for improvement. Despite being on top of the deadlift charts, Lucy is still training harder than everyone. So, she often breaks records and sets new PRs, which was the case with her recent training session. Lucy landed a new 280-kilogram (617.3-pound) four-rep deadlift personal record (PR), and shared the video on Instagram.
Lucy Underdown performed the 280-kilogram (617.3-pound) four-rep deadlift with a conventional stance, as sumo is not allowed in Strongwoman. Regarding the equipment, she only used a lifting belt and a pair of lifting straps. Lucy did have some trouble placing all of the weight plates onto the barbell since the sleeves were loaded to their full capacity. However, she had spotters on each side of the bar to make sure that any plates that slide off are pushed back on.
“I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather and I’m going into a few days away so I’m very happy to have hit this as a PB”
Watch Lucy Underdown’s lift here:
Lucy Underdown has a very busy schedule ahead of her, since she plans on taking part in three competitions in the near future. The first one will be the 2023 Official Strongman Games European Championships on August 11-13. She will then take part in the 2023 Giants Live Britain’s Strongest Woman just over one month later, and wrap it up at the 2023 England’s Strongest Woman competition shortly after.
Lucy Underdown has already made one appearance this year at the 2023 UK’s Strongest Woman competition. She put up a sensational performance, despite narrowly losing the title to Rebecca Roberts in the final event of the competition. Regardless, she displayed one of the greatest lifts in the history of Strongwoman, having set a new Deadlift World Record of 305 kilograms (672.4 pounds).
Although Lucy Underdown is currently in great shape, she has also been one of the greatest athletes in the sport for some years now. She started competing in 2020 and got noticed for her impressive static strength. Still, she narrowly missed out on winning titles, but secured podium finishes in nearly all of her appearances.
However, in 2022 Lucy made quite a statement by winning Arnold’s UK Strongwoman Pro and England’s Strongest Woman. So, she now hopes to extend her list of titles and will have a few chances to do so this year already.
Judging by her new 280-kilogram (617.3-pound) four-rep deadlift PR, Lucy Underdown could soon reach a stage where she is able to perform multiple reps with 300 kilograms (661.4 pounds). Lucy’s remarkable improvement in deadlifts is evident, showcasing her dedication and potential for achieving even greater milestones in the future.