Peiman Maheripourehir Approaches Deadlift World Record In Recent Training Session

Peiman Maheripourehir pulled off a 492kg deadlift in a recent training session.

The deadlift world record is one that has been on the radar of many powerlifters recently. This includes Peiman Maheripourehir. The Iranian strongman is one of the legitimate threats to the record, currently held by Hafthor Bjornsson, and could be training to eventually have a chance to break it.

Bjornsson set the mark of 501kg last year and few have gotten as close as Maheripourehir. In a recent training session, Maheripourehir pulled off a 450kg raw deadlift followed by a 492kg lift. The final lift was within 10kg of the world record.

“🔥492 kg & 450 kg raw🔥”

The first lift could have caused some discussions. The lockout was a bit wobbly and this might have not gotten the nod from judges if it were in competition. This does not mean that Maheripourehir cannot perform the lift. He eliminated all doubts with his raw deadlift — which was performed with ease.

 

This is not the first time that Maheripourehir has showcased an extreme feat of strength. Back in June, he shared a video on Instagram completing a 425kg for two reps. After performing these reps, Maheripourehir made it clear what his intentions were.

“425 kg raw x 2 reps easy 🔥
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Today’s exercise was done due to personal work (with body fatigue). I will be the father of the deadlift of the world👍👍”

Maheripourehir has not posted many updates but it is clear that he wants to take over the world record currently held by Bjornsson. He has his sights set on 505kg but it is unknown when he will be able to attempt this lift. There have only been two men who have been able to deadlift 500kg. Eddie Hall was the first to accomplish this feat and Bjornsson bested him by a single kilogram.

There is no doubt that Maheripourehir is training to join that list. He knows what it takes to get there and it is unlikely that he accepts any fate short of the world record. This will continue to be a storyline to watch but as of now, Maheripourehir seems like the biggest threat to break Bjornsson’s record.

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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.