Stoltman desires a shot on the all-time deadlift World File.
With two straight World’s Strongest Man (WSM) titles to his title, Tom Stoltman may be the most important title in strongman. After profitable his second consecutive championship in Sacramento, CA, the Scottish athlete didn’t seem in a strongman contest within the remaining quarter of 2022.
A June 2022 soccer charity look the place Stoltman helped increase $18.8 million was certainly one of his remaining main public appearances. Whereas he didn’t compete, Stoltman nonetheless skilled onerous to construct his power. On Dec. 4, 2022, in a video on his YouTube channel, Stoltman revealed he intends to interrupt the all-time deadlift World File.
The present heaviest-ever deadlift of 501 kilograms (1,104.5 kilos) belongs to 2018 WSM winner Hafthor Björnsson. Stoltman calls his deadlift preparation the “Highway to 505” sequence in reference to his eventual 505-kilogram (1,113.3-pound) World File try. Try the video beneath:
This primary “Highway to 505” video featured Stoltman working towards an eventual beltless 300-kilogram (661.4-pound) deadlift for 4 reps. After warming up, Stoltman started with 5 units of 250-kilogram (551.2-pound) deadlift triples with lifting straps and no belt. Stoltman’s older brother Luke — the 2021 Europe’s Strongest Man (ESM) — and their novice strongman youthful brother, Harry, received some units of their very own in whereas Tom rested.
The center Stoltman brother was preventing via a chilly throughout the session, and his fatigue was evident after his respective units. Tom didn’t let his affliction sluggish him down, as he efficiently accomplished all 15 beltless reps of the 250-kilogram (551.2-pound) deadlift over his 5 units.
Tom Stoltman will make his World File deadlift try someday in 2024, although he didn’t present specifics as to when or the place that try will happen.
By the point Stoltman makes an attempt 505 kilograms (1,113.3 kilos), that determine won’t be the deadlift report anymore.
After deadlifting his all-time competitors better of 483 kilograms (1,064.3 kilos) on the 2022 Eisenhart Black Competitors (EBC), fellow strongman Ivan Makarov revealed he would try the World File. Makarov’s private timeline is for his personal 505-kilogram report try on the 2023 World Deadlift Championships (WDC), presently scheduled for a while in early September 2023. Meaning Makarov — the 2021 WDC champion — might probably set a brand new deadlift excessive mark roughly 4 months, at minimal, earlier than Stoltman makes an attempt it for himself.
Stoltman and Makarov may discover themselves in a tense race to change the report books.
Featured picture: Stoltman Brothers on YouTube