Deadlifts are a great exercise to add in for overall bodybuilding. They use many muscles in the back, legs, and core for a complete workout. As you put all this strength into the exercise you will burn fat and even tone your abs! Proper form is important if you want these benefits from deadlifting. You can find many variations of this exercise to work all areas of the body even more!
In this article we will discuss some fun facts about deadlifting including records, how much celebrities’ can deadlift and other various facts.
What is a Deadlift?
The deadlift is an exercise that uses weights to strengthen and tone the muscles in the back, legs and core. It is one of the most effective exercises for strength training, as well as burning fat. Proper form is necessary to avoid injury while doing this exercise. The lifter assumes a stance with feet shoulder width apart and squat deep until they hinge at waist and grab the bar. They place their head, shoulder blades, hips and knees in line so their spine is neutral.
Are There Deadlift Competitions?
There are many competitions around the world for deadlifting. The world record is as of right now 1,014 pounds by Odd Haugen of Norway. He lifted this in 2009 at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. There are lots of different types that have records like:
286 kg (637 lb) – Cheryl Haworth [UK] on 9 October 2012 in Bradford, United Kingdom.
289 kg (664 lb) – Hanna Nilsson [Sweden] on 24 January 1993 in Stockholm, Sweden.
290 kg (672 lb) – Hanna Nilsson [Sweden] on 3 November 2002 in Stockholm, Sweden.
How Many People Deadlift in the World?
There are several different types of deadlifts that use weights, some require no equipment at all. It is difficult to know how many people actually do deadlifts, as there are so many different variations and statistics are not kept on this type of information.
How Do We Measure the Weight Lifted with a Deadlift?
The measurement of the weight lifted during a deadlift is written as BW + bar weight × reps. For example:
BW + 300 × 10 = 31,300 lb
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This means the lifter lifted a total of 31,300 pounds with no weights on the bar. When comparing your results try to find a standard. For example one way to compare these numbers is by using an electronic scale and a tape measure to measure how much it weighs on the bar. You can also measure how much weight was used in ounces and then convert them into pounds as shown in the two examples above.
How Much Does Arnold Schwarzenegger Deadlift?
Arnold Schwarzenegger deadlifts 628 pounds in the old days. He was over 250 pounds heavier when he began training as a young man. Arnold made his first appearance as a bodybuilder at the 1963 Mr. Universe contest held in New York. He won the overall title and came in second in other events. The day after his competition, he went to Puerto Rico to train for two weeks before entering the Mr. Olympia competition that year.
How Much Can Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Deadlift?
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a former professional wrestler, turned actor and producer. He is well known for his muscular physique and being a top wrestler in the WWE. The Rock has also made appearances on many shows including HBO’s Ballers, and Disney’s Moana. He currently holds the world record for deadlifting 722 pounds while weighing just over 250 pounds.
How Much Can a Bodybuilder Deadlift?
A bodybuilder is someone who has an extreme amount of muscle mass and exercises in order to get there. These people also highly value physical appearance. Some bodybuilders choose to do different activities than deadlifting, but many use it as their main type of exercise.
How Much Can an Average Man Deadlift?
An average man can deadlift around 200 pounds when they first start out. As they continue training, they will be able to deadlift 400 to 500 pounds. If you want to try deadlifting, it is important that you first make sure you have proper form and then you can slowly add more weight over time.
How Much Can an Average Woman Deadlift?
Most women in the United States don’t lift weights or deadlift because of their fear of becoming bulky. It is important to remember that lifting weights will not make you bulky. It will help you burn fat and tone your body.
A woman who deadlifts around 180 pounds at a weight of 150 pounds is considered a strong female. A woman who preferably hasn’t done much weightlifting before can expect to lift around 50 pounds while they are just starting out.
How Much Can A Chimpanzee Deadlift?
A chimpanzee was able to lift 335 pounds back in 1996. Back in 1966, a female chimpanzee named Charity once lifted a record of 225 pounds.
How Much Can A Gorilla Deadlift?
This is a well-known fact that a male gorilla can deadlift 550 pounds. A female gorilla has never been recorded to deadlift any weight ever. In 2014, a 14 year old male gorilla named Rudy was able to lift 300 pounds. He died in 2016 at the age of 35 years old.
How Much Can An African Elephant Deadlift?
An average African elephant weighs 7,000+ pounds and can reach up to 12,000+ pounds when they are fully grown.
The Original Deadlift
The deadlift was probably what helped humans to become who we are today. Scientists think that the human will was born about 2 million years ago and it has been evolving since then. The dinosaur began lifting objects up and putting them down. Scientists think that this helped them in hunting since they could lift stones, sticks, and branches over their heads. This made it possible to knock the prey unconscious before eating it.
About 99% of the animals that we know evolved from your ancestors back in our prehistoric times. The evolution has been going on since then and today we have many different species with different abilities than we had before.
A lot of these are still living in Africa while others live in North America and Asia.
Thanks for reading, thought it would be fun to up some facts about deadlifting to keep you motivated to keep pushing yourself and getting stronger. Have you trained with weights before and what was your experience with it? Share your stories below in the comment section.