9-Year-Old Arshia Goswami Deadlifts 165 Pounds, 3x Her Bodyweight

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Arshia Goswami showed off her insane strength with a 165-pound deadlift at nine years old.

India’s Arshia Goswami continues to reach new heights at just nine years old. Last month, Goswami shared a video deadlifting 165 pounds, which is three times her bodyweight.

Goswami has used Instagram as a way to share her latest lifts as she continues to set new PRs in the gym. On Feb. 29, she shared her newest deadlift video of 75kg. She began the lift and was able to get the weight off the ground. Goswami showed off excellent form and worked to lock out the weight at the top. It is clear that the nine-year-old has a passion for powerlifting and has worked on becoming a polished athlete.

“The youngest and strongest Indian ????????”


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Goswami recently set an Asian world record at just eight years old with a 132-pound life. One year later, she has added onto her PR and there is plenty more room to grow. The video of this deadlift has gained major attention around the world. Goswami has become an inspiration and motivated others to reach new levels in the gym.

Deficit Deadlift

Steps To Perform The Deadlift

When you deadlift you use every single muscle in your body to complete the movement. Your arms and forearms hold onto the barbell, your shoulders and traps hold and stabilize the weight, your back and core help keep your entire body stable, and your legs and entire posterior chain act as a lever to lift the weight.

Here’s how to do a conventional barbell deadlift:

  1. Stand mid-foot under the barbell. Feet slightly angled outward, hip width apart. Look down – the bar should be over the middle of your feet.
  2. Bend over and grab the bar with a shoulder-width grip.
  3. Bend your knees until your shins touch the bar.
  4. With a neutral spine, lift your chest up and flex your butt.
  5. Take a big breath, hold it, and pick the bar up off the ground (It helps to think “drive through your heels”).
  6. Continue pressing with your legs and thrusting your hips forward until you are fully standing up.
  7. Hold the weight for a second at the top, with locked hips and knees. Then return the weight to the floor by moving your hips back while bending your legs. Rest a second at the bottom and repeat.

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation, NJ.com, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.