Iain Valliere Deadlifts 675lb Five Times Ahead Of 2021 Arnold Classic

Iain Valliere is showing incredible feats of strength ahead of competition.

Iain Valliere has had an incredible year showing off his physique on stage during bodybuilding competitions. Now, Valliere is turning more heads with some recent posts about his incredible weightlifting prowess.

Valliere has made headlines by winning Men’s Bodybuilding in both the Tampa Pro and Texas Pro this year. On Monday, he posted a video on Instagram crushing a 675lb deadlift five times just three weeks before the 2021 Arnold Classic.

“Them: “But Iain, why risk it if you’re 3 weeks out!?”

Me: “and that’s why no one will remember your name” 😅

7 plates for 5. I just can’t help myself 🤷🏼.”


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By the looks of Valliere’s captions, he knows that this might not be a popular method of training, but he has plenty of experience. Bodybuilders usually do not lift heavy this close to competition because their calories are restricted. Instead, Valliere is looking extremely strong as he approaches the 2021 Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio on Sept. 25.

This deadlift is no easy feat obviously because of the amount of weight and the number of reps. To make it more impressive, Iain Valliere is patient with his lifts and keeps perfect technique. The weight is forcing he bar to bend but on the way down, Valliere stays in control and allows it to settle on the floor before attempting his next rep.

This is not the first time that we have seen a bodybuilder train with heavy weight before competition. In 2003, Ronnie Coleman deadlifted 800lb with the Olympia right around the corner. Coleman would go on and win the competition. This would be the sixth of his eight in a row from 1998-2005.

Iain Valliere is also qualified to compete in the 2021 Olympia, which will be held from Oct. 7-10 in Orlando. It will be interesting to see if he keeps lifting heavy, even with the biggest competition of the year coming up. Valliere has been training heavy in Florida with reigning Classic Physique Olympia champion — and his brother-in-law — Chris Bumstead. Together, there is no doubt of the weight that has been moving down south.

Valliere has had a strong year to this point and will look for it to continue with the two biggest events of the year coming up. We will have the chance to see Valliere compete twice over the next six weeks and there could be some big performances on the horizon.

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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.