Russian powerhouse Dmitry Nasonov has once again outdone himself and shattered both a personal and world record for the deadlift as well as total weight lifted.

At the 2020 World Raw Powerlifting World Cup in Moscow this past weekend, Dmitry Nasonov hit an 892.8lb (405 kg) deadlift that set a new all-time world record for the deadlift and blew his own personal record for the deadlift away. His stats from the event were as follows:

  • Squat: 325kg/716.5lb
  • Bench Press: 180kg/396.8lb
  • Deadlift: 405kg/892.8lb
  • Total: 910kg/2006.1lb

It’s an extremely impressive but not totally unsurprising performance from one of Russia’s greatest contemporary power lifters. Nasonov has been lifting for almost a decade now and has yet to compete outside of Russia. However, despite being confined entirely to that stage, he has really been able to make a name for himself in the world of strength sports over Instagram and has even managed to break a few world records along the way. You can check out footage of his impressive lift and win on his Instagram below:



There is a lot of discontent in my head about the implementation, but in short, the hunt for numbers was a success,” Nasonov captioned the post. English is not his first language.

Nasonov’s accomplishments are truly breathtaking for a 28-year-old competitor and suggest that he has a very bright future ahead of him still in the sport. Having broken this world record, he’s likely to attract a more competitive crowd and can hopefully use that momentum to break into power lifting on a global scale outside the Russia circuit.

If you’re looking for tips and tricks on how to really take your workouts to the next level, Nasonov’s Instagram is also a gold mine of his practice workouts and lifts. Many of them are way above what a beginner could attempt but they offer amazing insight into the life of a pro strength sports athlete. Check out some of his workout posts below.




The second one of his deadlift is especially interesting since professional athletes rarely share their failures online. However, Nasonov isn’t afraid to show the bloody behind-the-scenes that lead to making a truly great athlete. The truth is, in order for him to get to the place where he can lift world record-breaking deadlifts, he has to push himself a lot in training, and, yes, that does mean failing a lot along the way. Nasonov understands that failures like these are what toughened him up into a true champion. The road to fitness greatness is paved with failures and slip-ups like these; it’s a not a sign you’re a bad athlete, it’s a sign you’re committed to pushing beyond your limits and growing.

*All images and media courtesy of Instagram.

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