Hunt placed on a deadlifting present in Las Vegas.

Shane Hunt is barely in his mid-20s, which makes the potential for the beginning of a fruitful and fulfilling power sports activities profession as a powerlifter appear all of the extra doubtless. His newest milestone, carried out in entrance of an onlooking crowd in Las Vegas, NV, is a large step ahead for his powerlifting promise.

On Dec. 16-17, 2022, throughout the 2022 Olympia Expo, Hunt carried out a 317.5-kilogram (700-pound) deadlift for 11 reps. While he took temporary pauses towards the tip of the set, the athlete largely powers by means of the set to the acclaim of spectators watching him on his lifting platform. Hunt completed his show of deadlift strength-endurance with out footwear, whereas using a lifting belt and lifting straps. It is unclear what his physique weight was on the time of the carry. The Expo — as facilitated by the Olympia organizing physique — acts as an ancillary showcase of energy and health for power sports activities athletes, like Hunt, who aren’t collaborating in the primary Olympia bodybuilding competitors.

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Hunt has partly risen to prominence for his deadlift prowess. The latest 120-kilogram-plus athlete at the moment possesses the second-heaviest uncooked deadlift of all time in that weight class with a pull of 425 kilograms (936.9 kilos) from the 2022 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Pro Raw Championships. In the 120-kilogram-plus class, solely all-time uncooked World Record holder Danny Grigsby has a heavier pull within the (487.5 kilograms/1,074.7 kilos) on the 2022 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) American Pro.

As a tease of his potential, throughout an early September 2022 coaching session, Hunt deadlifted 435 kilograms (959 kilos), or 10 kilograms (22.1 kilos) greater than his all-time uncooked competitors greatest which might happen roughly three weeks later.

On a purely aggressive foundation, Hunt’s report up to now is usually sterling.

The athlete can boast 10 victories out of 14 contests since his debut in February 2013. Overall, Hunt can doubtless rely on his work inside the WRPF’s jurisdiction as his bellwether. The athlete made his WRPF debut with a win on the 2019 Hybrid Summer Slam. He adopted that show with one other two victories within the 2021 WRPF Hybrid Showdown III and a rousing end on the 2022 WRPF Ghost Clash. At the time of this text’s publication, Hunt has gained three of 4 WRPF competitions.

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Moving ahead, with the vacation season at the moment in full swing, it could be laborious to establish what Hunt’s future plans might be. Chances are, he’ll be dropping jaws and opening eyes every time he’s seen within the gymnasium or on a platform once more.

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