Shane Hunt 2022 Olympia Expo - Image via @huntpowerlifting Instagram
Shane Hunthas made a name for himself as one of the greatest deadlifters of today, having achieved massive pulls on a number of occasions. However, he is a man of many talents and interests, so he attended the world’s greatest bodybuilding convention, the 2022 Olympia Expo. Despite being surrounded by dozens of world’s greatest athletes, Hunt still wowed the crowd by deadlifting 700 pounds (317.5 kilograms) for 11 repetitions.
One of the things that sets Hunt apart from other powerlifters is his technique. He is known for using a sumo stance in powerlifting competitions, but his conventional stance abilities are obviously excellent as well. He proved that at the 2022 Olympia Expo, Hunt switched to a conventional stance for his deadlift and performed 11 explosive repetitions with 700 pounds (317.5 kilograms). In addition, he used lifting straps and a lifting belt, which allowed him to lift more weight with greater control and stability.
“Good times losing my Olympia virginity, can’t wait to do it again, next year 800×10?”
Shane Hunt is just a few months away from celebrating one decade since his first powerlifting competition. During these ten years, Shane has racked up 14 sanctioned appearances, of which he came out victorious 10 times. He has exclusively been competing in the raw division during his entire career, and is currently mostly taking part in the 125-kilogram weight class.
Shane Hunt’s Competition PRs
*Shane Hunt set all of his competition PRs at the 2022 USPA Pro Raw Championships with a fantastic performance.
Data Source: Open Powerlifting. Last Updated: August 17, 2023
Shane Hunt is determined to become the best deadlifter in the world, with a 1,000-pound (453.6-kilogram) pull being on his radar. Shan is proving that he is fully dedicated to making things work, as he is improving in all aspects of his technique. Hunt is already looking forward to the 2023 Olympia Expo, as he hopes to perform 10 deadlift reps with 800 pounds (362.9 kilograms).
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