Tiny Overlord Celebrates 4th Birthday With Over Bodyweight Deadlift


Josephine told me she wanted to lift something “very heavy” the day after her birthday.  I asked her how heavy she wanted to go.  Her go-to answer the past few months has been kind of a gibberish number – (“15-17-800”) – so I just picked something a bit heavier than she has lifted in good form and that turned out to be a good guess.

She also surprised me by lifting the warmup weight by the ring instead of waiting for me to attach the triangle handle I use for highland games WFD training.

Her bodyweight was 31 pounds the day she did these lifts.  I got the 34 pound deadlift on video, but my phone is being a shit and not letting me upload it to YouTube.

She loves lifting weights.  I had to stop her from attempting a lot more weight.  I put the bricks on either side of the weight plates to give her a longer range of motion to pull so that the weight would clear the sidewalk.

I am very proud of her and hope that by the time she turns 5 she will start deadlifting on a standard bar or even an Olympic bar for partial lifts.

She told me the other day that she wants to learn how to “bimp press.”  Which I assume means bench press.  And that makes me happy!

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About bencrush

42-year old multiple USAWA record holder who enjoys grip strength training, bending steel, and sharing my knowledge of training in both areas.
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2 Responses to Tiny Overlord Celebrates 4th Birthday With Over Bodyweight Deadlift

  1. CJ says:

    This is awesome, man! Good luck to her and her future of bimp pressing!

    Liked by 1 person

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