On August 21, 2022, over Instagram, powerlifter Amanda Lawrence shared footage of herself working via a uncooked paused deadlift coaching session. At the top of the routine, after finishing pulls of 235, 240, and 245 kilograms (518, 529, and 540 kilos), the American athlete captured a 250-kilogram (551-pound) paused deadlift for a brand new private file (PR).

Lawrence’s paused deadlift PR is simply 10.5 kilograms (23.3 kilos) off her all-time greatest with a conventional uncooked deadlift. The competitor used a sumo stance with a combined grip and donned a lifting belt for her paused deadlift power exercise. 

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Lawrence’s paused deadlift coaching and PR aren’t related to any upcoming contest. Per the caption of her Instagram submit, the powerlifter is smack dab in the course of her low season as she prepares for her subsequent slate of competitions.

In that respect, 2022 has been a productive 12 months for the world-class powerlifter. Lawrence got here in first place within the 84-kilogram division on the 2022 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Powerlifting Championships in early June. It is Lawrence’s third IPF World title within the final 4 years (2019, 2021-2022). A couple of months earlier, in April, she took house first in the identical weight class in her debut on the 2022 AMP Classic Open Nationals. 

Dating again to June 2019, Lawrence has are available first place in eight straight competitions. Here’s a rundown of Lawrence’s newest working streak of excellence whereas the athlete prepares to tack on extra accomplishments down the road. Note: In her six-plus-year profession, Lawrence has solely ever carried out uncooked on a sanctioned lifting platform. 

Amanda Lawrence (84KG) | Recent Noteworthy Performances

  • IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships — First place | 2019, 2021-2022
  • 2019 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Raw Nationals — First place | Juniors and Open
  • 2020 USAPL Gainsgiving Open — First place 
  • 2021 USAPL Raw Nationals — First place 
  • 2022 AMP Classic Open Nationals — First place 

Note: Lawrence’s standing as a Junior athlete and within the Open on the 2019 USAPL Raw Nationals are each factored into her profitable streak. 

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The Road to 600

While she’s not getting ready for any pending competitors, Lawrence’s Instagram submit of the paused deadlift PR has a hashtag of #Roadto600. It would seem the athlete is making an attempt to realize a 272.1-kilogram (600-pound) deadlift within the close to future.

Notably, Lawrence is the IPF deadlift World Record holder with a pull of 260.5 kilograms (574.3 kilos) from the 2021 IPF Worlds competitors. In the occasion that Lawrence efficiently deadlifts 272.1 kilograms (600 kilos), the determine would unofficially exceed her IPF World Record by 11.6 kilograms (25.7 kilos).

Judging by the benefit of her paused deadlift coaching session, it appears Lawrence is properly on monitor towards attaining her formidable purpose. 

Featured picture: @miss.amanda.ann on Instagram