When it comes to women’s strength athletes, Lucy Underdown reigns supreme as the ultimate deadlifting powerhouse. Her exceptional abilities in this lift set her apart from any other competitor in the world. She is miles ahead of everyone, which is proved by her records and deadlift event wins in all competitions. As if that wasn’t enough, Lucy Underdown has now set a 305-kilogram (672.4-pound) Kratos Bar Deadlift World Record.
Lucy Underdown set this humongous deadlift World Record at the 2023 UK’s Strongest Woman competition, which took place on May 27-29, in Nottingham, England. The Kratos Barbell Deadlift was the fourth event of the competition. So, Lucy Underdown was already tired from performing three events before setting the World Record as well.
From what can be seen in the Instagram video, Lucy Underdown only utilized a lifting belt and lifting straps to set the 305-kilogram (672.4-pound) Kratos Bar Deadlift World Record. She even made the lift look relatively easy and soaked the glory by holding the bar at lockout for a few seconds as well.
Watch the video here:
The Kratos Barbell is an absolute game-changer. It’s designed to push your limits and take your deadlifts to the next level. Picture this: a sturdy 10-foot barbell that’s flexible enough to provide a unique challenge. When you go for that initial lift off the ground, you’ll feel the barbell testing your strength a little longer, adding an extra thrill to the exercise. But here’s the best part – once those plates leave the floor, the deadlift becomes smoother and more manageable. It’s like unlocking a whole new level of strength and achievement. Trust me, this barbell is a game-changer for your lifting journey. The bend in the barbell alongside the humongous 305-kilogram (672.4-pound) weight made Lucy Underdown’s lift look epic.
Lucy Underdown’s 2023 UK’s Strongest Woman Performance
Lucy Underdown was extremely close to winning the 2023 UK’s Strongest Woman competition, as she lost to Rebecca Roberts by just one point. Going into the final event, Underdown and Roberts were tied on points. However, Rebecca dominated the final event, leaving Underdown in second-place.
- Husafell Stone Carry: 39.80 meters (Second-Place)
- Block Press: 5 reps (First-Place)
- Truck Pull: 23.47 seconds (Second-Place)
- Max Deadlift: 305 kilograms (First-Place)
- Sack Throw: 5 in 27.71 seconds (Second-Place)
Although Lucy Underdown did not win the 2023 UK’s Strongest Woman competition, she grabbed yet another podium finish in major competition. She has also finished in third-place at both the 2022 & 2021 UK’s Strongest Woman competitions as well. In addition, Lucy has claimed victories at the 2022 Arnold’s UK Strongwoman Pro and 2022 England’s Strongest Woman competitions.
Most notably, Lucy Underdown became the first woman to deadlift 300 kilograms (661.4 pounds) in 2021, marking her reign as the world’s greatest deadlifter among women.
Lucy Underdown walked away from the 2023 UK’s Strongest Woman contest satisfied, mainly due to her new World Record. Lucy had her heart set on winning the competition, but with just three years of experience under her belt, she remains determined. She’s not letting setbacks discourage her. Instead, she’s using them as fuel to train harder and come back even stronger next year. Lucy’s unwavering dedication and passion for her sport will surely pave the way for even greater achievements in the future.