He’s within the residence stretch of prep for his first strongman contest.
Powerlifter Jamal Browner is about to make his debut on the earth of strongman on the 2023 World Deadlift Championships, which is a part of the 2023 Giants Live Strongman World Open on Sept. 2, 2023 in Cardiff, Wales.
Browner has been a sumo deadlifter in his common sport, however he’s needed to transition into utilizing a traditional stance for strongman, which doesn’t permit lifters to make use of the vast stance. Based mostly on the seems of his coaching, he’s adapting fairly nicely. On Aug. 3, 2023, Browner posted an Instagram Reel of a brief, intense set the place he pulls 435 kilograms (959 kilos) for a double.
Browner used lifting straps and was sporting a weightlifting belt for this set, each of that are allowed in strongman. He pulled the primary rep as much as a lockout with no bother. He then returned the barbell to the ground to start rep quantity two. Though it was a bit of slower than the primary, there was little doubt whether or not or not he might lock it out. He made an try at a 3rd rep, however he was unable to carry the bar to knee-height.
Browner referred to this as a private report, however he’s been exhibiting regular enchancment on the traditional model of the deadlift for months. This elevate got here lower than six weeks after he had pulled 410 kilograms (903 pounds) for four reps. Previous to that, he had celebrated pulling the 435 kilograms for a single in April 2023 — now including a further rep to that PR.
Apart from the usage of his figure-eight straps and belt, Browner may even be allowed to put on a deadlift swimsuit, however it’s unknown whether or not or not he’ll. Despite the fact that that is his first time in strongman, he’s already thought of one of many world’s famend deadlifters. He’s one among 5 males to have deadlifted 500 kilograms (1,102 kilos), which he did in September 2022. The others are former World’s Strongest Man winners Eddie Hall and Hafthor Bjornsson, and powerlifters Danny Grigsby and Krzysztof Wierzbicki — Wierzbicki truly pulled 502.5 kilograms (1,107 kilos) to seize the heaviest deadlift of all-time, albeit in coaching not on a contest platform.
Browner has been very profitable on the platform as nicely. In September 2022, he set the world report for the uncooked complete within the 110-kilogram class with a mixed complete of 1,052.5 kilograms (2,320 pounds), which included a 455-kilogram (1,003-pound) deadlift. As of August 2023, that report nonetheless stands.
Featured Picture: @jamal_b15 on Instagram