“Was That Even a Rep”: Fitness Enthusiasts Mocks Powerlifter as He Attempts an Insanely Heavy Deadlift

Published 01/24/2024, 5:34 AM EST

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In the dynamic realm of fitness, where strength and determination collide, social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube become a stage for both awe-inspiring performances and the occasional bout of criticism. Recently, a video surfaced showcasing a powerlifter attempting an insanely heavy deadlift, sending shockwaves through the fitness and bodybuilding community.

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The video, shared by Generation Iron, captivated viewers’ attention, but not all reactions were positive. As the powerlifter grappled with the colossal weight, a chorus of humorous critiques echoed in the comment section.

A powerlifter that caught everyone off guard

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The powerlifter in the Instagram video took on an incredibly heavy challenge. Lifting the bar a few inches but he couldn’t complete the full deadlift due to the immense weight. Swiftly, he lowered the bar with weights, and the plates rebounded energetically for a few seconds.

 

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The exact weight wasn’t revealed; instead, fans were invited to play the guessing game, as they asked, “Guess the weight?” Amidst the attempt, he reached for safety by putting on the deadlift belt. The gripping moment of the lift and the suspenseful weight reveal engage viewers, creating an exciting atmosphere in the video.

Amidst the online banter, one resounding question emerged: “Don’t care what weight. Was that even a rep?” The skeptical tone set the stage for a cascade of witty comments, each one adding a touch of humor to the fitness spectacle. One commentator jokingly mentioned, “Moved a whole half an inch!” poking fun at an attempted lift.

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Moreover, the humor continued with remarks like, “full range deadlift.” One, however, guessed the weight of the bar plates quoting, “In the middle, about 600 pounds,” playfully questioning the lifter’s balancing act with the massive weight.

Adding a dose of sarcasm, another observer quipped, “Training to be the best spotter,” implying that the lifter’s focus might be better suited to supporting others in their lifting endeavors. A cautionary note appeared in the comments, “No disrespect, but Bro when that bar snaps, it’s gonna hit you in the face.” One creative comment captured the essence of the situation with a touch of playfulness, stating, “His joints stretched further than he lifted that.” 

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The viral video of the online deadlift exchange brings out different views in the fitness community. Some find it entertaining, while others use humor to emphasize the significance of proper technique and safety. It’s a clear reminder that even impressive lifts can be scrutinized by the discerning eyes of the online fitness world. Let us know what you think of this deadlift.

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Arpita Shrivastava

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Hi, I'm Arpita Shrivastava, a fitness and bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. When I started college, my fascination shifted to combat sports and I began training for Judo. I did it for two years until an injury compelled me to step away from the mat.
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