Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Lamar Gant - Born To Deadlift


Lamar Gant (born 1957 in Fort Collins, Colorado) is an American world record-holding powerlifter with idiopathic scoliosis. He was inducted into the International Powerlifting Federation Hall of Fame in 1980. Gant set his first world record in 1974 by deadlifting 524.5 pounds (238 kg) at a bodyweight of 123 pounds (56 kg) at the Flint Olympian Games. In 1985, he became the first man to deadlift five times his own bodyweight, lifting 661 pounds (300 kg) at a bodyweight of 132 pounds (60 kg). 


For this, he has been included in the Guinness Book of Records. As of 2006, he holds the world records for deadlifting in both the 123- and 132-pound weight classes. His best lifts at 123 pounds are 314 pounds (142 kg) RAW bench press and 638 pounds (289 kg) deadlift; at 132 pounds are 595 pounds (270 kg) squat 615 pounds (279 kg) (in training), 352.5 pounds (159.9 kg) RAW bench press, and 688 pounds (312 kg) deadlift.

Lamar Gant was born with damaged spinal chord - he used it to his advantage and became a legend

Long arms help too

Lamar was also a good bencher thanks to his arch

And just because I am 100% certain someone will ask me: No, he was not natural. He was 135lbs but also super short.




11 comments:

  1. The way his head is positioned... It defies every article I've ever read about head position for deadlift.... In the pics you seen him looking up at the sky....I wonder if that's why my lift is still in girly weight territory haha

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    1. No one, you should know that by now. Natty died in 1900.

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    2. Haha, yeah, I've read your "Bodybuilding Dirty Little Secrets" article.

      I still believe in natties though. They may be the vast minority, but they're out there.

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    3. They do but none of them are famous.....

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  3. please check this out :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po6roov34mk natty or not?

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    1. i don't care if anything some testosterone,,,,really

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    2. others great deadlifters ed coan knstantin kontantinovs . . . and andy bolton . comes to mind . james cash deadlifts were dramatic to see too. and john kuc was a great puller too . .

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  4. Impressive Article. Can u please make a article on cutting & bulking because I actually find it to be the dumbest thing out dere. .. And plus I love da way u put ur material Raw & uncut. U should have a YouTube channel ... Real Talk!

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    1. I wrote about that cutting and builking shit on rookiejournal.com

      Thanks

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