The 200kg Deadlift

Having been ill for a couple of days, I went back to the gym with one thing on my mind – lifting the biggest possible thing I could. In other words, deadlifting again.

After a short warm-up (too short) and a few lifts at 60, 80 and 100kg, I loaded the bar heavier than I had ever loaded it before. My thinking was that sheer determination would get my through… (Nothing happens in this video until about 40 seconds in)

Sadly, I was so preoccupied with shifting the weight that my technique went to pot. My back was too arched, my hips too high and – when I did get it about knee level – I was so surprised that I didn’t push through my hips properly at all.

Even so, 200kg is pretty good going – even if it didn’t quite go all the way. Give me a few weeks and I’ll be there!

About the Author
Ed Gamester is a silly man who lives in the United Kingdom. He is the harbinger of Ghost Squad, singer of Gay Bum and author of A Rum Run Awry. He fights, kills and dies for TV and films, and gallivants around the place wrestling, drinking and lifting things for glory and profit. Where Ed treads, there stamp the boots of the Guild. Ed does not wear glasses, but feels this photograph makes him look more intelligent and artistically talented than he is. Feel free to contact him: he is disappointingly affable.

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