“The Strongest Man Who Ever Lived”: Fitness Community Left Flabbergasted by Powerlifting Champion’s Mind-Boggling 939 Lbs Deadlift

Published 01/19/2024, 11:14 PM EST

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Hold on to your seats. You are about to witness the awe-inspiring prowess of powerlifting sensation Jesus Olivares, widely known as Mega Gojira. The 392 lbs Strongman has astounded the fitness community with an insane 939 lbs deadlift. He actually broke his own record of deadlifting an amazing 904 lbs during competitions in 2023.

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Now, amidst preparations for his upcoming challenges at Sheffield 2024, Olivares showcased his incredible strength, using only a lifting belt for assistance.  Reflecting on Olivares’ exceptional 2023, where he won the Sheffield Powerlifting Championships and dominated the IPF Classic World Championships in Malta, fans express their excitement for his upcoming endeavors.

The 26 YO Strongman is just a boy who chased his dreams

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Jesus Olivares has been smashing some incredible lifts lately. In a recent training update on Instagram, Olivares thanked God for helping him through is journey. He said, “Just a boy who chased a dream. Thank you Lord for guiding me. 426KG x 1 (6kg pr).” The 26-year-old executed a smooth deadlift with a mixed grip leaving onlookers in amazement. Now, the question arises: how much more does this powerhouse have in reserve?

 

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Well, his previous raw 904-pound deadlift record at Sheffield 2023 remains unmatched, standing as the heaviest ever achieved at an International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) contest. And now he’s gone past that as well. Perhaps he is eyeing a 4-digit mark. But that’s not all he could be eyeing.

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As Sheffield 2024 approaches, Olivares aims for victory and a hefty cash prize. Despite tough competition from 11 elite powerlifters, he looks toward potential prize money of approximately $50,750 payout by setting new records. The event is scheduled for February 10, 2024 event in Sheffield, UK. The fans were anticipating to see a new world record from their favorite 26-year-old.

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They expressed how thrilled they were after witnessing his astonishing training sessions. Their reactions range from history being made on Feb 10th, 2024 to marveling at incredible lifts. One wrote in complete amazement, “The strongest man who ever lived…”

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Other fans were excited, “February 10th… Bro is gonna make history once again,” and “One of the most incredible lifts I’ve seen in my life. Can’t wait for Sheffield.” Another fan exclaims, “The boy be smashin’ some records.” While another echoes the sentiment, “You were given a gift and you will move the world with that gift.” In addition to fans’ reactions one jokingly mentioned that “man just pulled three high-calorie humans.”

The fans have high hopes for the powerlifter as he sets the bar high with his exceptional strength, showcased at the 2023 Sheffield event, where Olivares made history. He crushed the previous world record total set in 2017 by Ray Williams. The new record stands at a whopping 2,541 lbs. Are you excited for this event?

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