Part of what makes Strongman competitions so challenging is the way in which events choose to utilize traditional lifts. Each year, new obstacles present different types of challenges for athletes who participate in strength sports. Will there be repetitions or will endurance play a significant factor?
All of these questions and more are what Strongmen contend with today, and the Stoltman brothers are attempting to fix their shortcomings by practicing their deadlifts. In a recent video, Luke Stoltman shows off 661lbs deadlift triples while pausing and did it without a belt. Luke is training to improve his maximal load. Tom Stoltman, on the other hand, is focusing on high volume speed reps.
Luke Stoltman Seeking Improvements On His Deadlift
As Europe’s Strongest Man, Luke Stoltman is determined to increase his max deadlift. With the 2021 World’s Strongest Man Tom right by your side, certainly, those gains will come a little easier.
While Luke struggled with deadlifts at the 2021 Rogue Invitational, he is now capitalizing in training with hopes to make some steady gains when it’s time to perform. Since the deadlift was his weakest lift at the 2021 Rogue Invitational, Luke is eager to make a statement in 2022 and remedy that area in his career.
Luke Stoltman’s lifts start at 5:23.
By focusing on diet and recovery, the paused max deadlifts could serve Luke extremely well. Overall, Luke had a solid year in Strongman and managed to pick up some big wins at the 2021 ESM contest and the 2021 Giants Live World Tour Finals. The Stoltman brothers dominated the podium at Giants Live, with Tom taking 2nd place, and Luke earning gold.
If Luke Stoltman can maintain a disciplined awareness when practicing his deadlifts, the Strongman could have one of his best years to date. Paused deadlift training will be a great tool in helping Luke see substantial improvements for his eventual 2022 season.