Bob Peoples, a Tennessee farmer, deadlifted 719lbs at a bodyweight of 181 fifty years ago. I got this information from oldtimestrongman.com which offers a free membership. If you’re into learning about really old school training (that still works) you should head over there and check them out. Meantime, here’s a short clip about Bob Peoples “Mr. Deadlift”.
Stay motivated and keep training hard until people want to post videos of you!
John Greaves III writes for a variety of outlets including Power Magazine, StrengthAdvocate.com and Powerlifting Watch. He is the founder of Garage Gym Life and has authored two fiction books involving powerlifting both of which are available on Amazon.com. He is a record holding Masters powerlifter, a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a former Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor and was a silver medalist at the 2001 International Kickboxing Federation National Championships. He is constantly seeking out interesting people who have rejected an average life in favor of building an extraordinary legacy. John’s been training for twenty-three years and from a garage gym for sixteen. You can contact him at email@example.com.