Benedikt (Benni) Magnusson is an awesome powerlifter from Iceland.  He held the record for heaviest deadlift until losing it to Eddie Hall back in 2015.  However, he only beat Benni by 1kg and he was using straps while Benni was not.  So Benni still halds the record without straps.

Benedikt was also holder of the Hummer tire deadlift world record.  This was a staggering 500kg weight at the Arnold Strongman event where tires were used instead of usual weights and straps were allowed under strongman rules.

Benedikt is actually the existing WPO powerlifting globe record owner for the deadlift. He hoisted 440 kgs (970 pound) at Helsinki. At present, holds the Trunk Lift Icelandic Record, at 180 kg (397 pound). He also had the strongman deadlift global record, moving 460 kg (1015 pound) at MHP’s Clash of the Titans.

Benedikt sets out his exercise regimen preceeding his 460 kg (1015 pound) deadlift in 2 basic actions, beginning with the pre-conditioning stage and finishing with the muscle mass building stage. In between the two stages, he would invest 4– 6 days in the fitness center weekly.  He is presently sponsored by internet sporting activities nourishment brand name Myprotein.

After his lack from completing as a result of personal injury as well as the following rehab, Benedikt came back and also broke the Strongman Deadlift World Record over at the Giants Live Strongman competitors in Melbourne, Australia by means of deadlifting 445 kg (981 pounds) RAW using straps.

After just 8 weeks of training sessions as a result of a procedure to re-attach a finger ligament, Benedikt destroyed his very own strongman deadlift globe record at the World Deadlift Championships over at Europe’s Strongest Man 2014 by having a lift of 461 kg (1016 pounds) on a basic bar and plates.

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