Stan Efferding constructed his energy sports activities profession on a versatility. The 54-year-old athlete is a aggressive powerlifter and is a member of the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) as knowledgeable bodybuilder. It’s the previous powerlifting area of interest the place Efferding not too long ago demonstrated his energy.

On Oct. 3, 2022, Efferding posted a video to his Instagram web page the place he captured a uncooked 328.8-kilogram (725-pound) deadlift. The feat may be particularly notable as a result of Efferding used a velocity pull, the place the target is to get the loaded barbell off the bottom as quick as doable. For his deadlift, the athlete positioned his toes in a slim stance, used a blended grip, and didn’t have on some other tools, although there might have been a lifting belt beneath his shirt.

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As a notable determine within the energy sports activities group, Efferding’s velocity pull deadlift at 54 years outdated drew the eye of some esteemed friends. The feedback of his Instagram publish function various complimentary phrases from 100-kilogram squat World Record holder Joe Sullivan, powerlifter Ernie Lillibridge Jr, and strongman/powerlifting legend Nick Best.

Efferding’s energy shouldn’t be shocking to anybody who’s paid consideration to his exploits through the years.

According to Open Powerlifting, Efferding began competing on sanctioned lifting platforms in some capability in May 1995. Though the athlete hasn’t competed for the reason that 2013 Southern Powerlifting Federation (SPF) March Madness, he can nonetheless boast eight wins in 9 official powerlifting appearances. He can be the present Men’s 125-kilogram weight class and Masters 40-44 uncooked bench press and whole World Record holder. Efferding notched that file press of 275 kilograms (606.3 kilos) and that file whole of 1,010 kilograms (2,226.6 kilos) on the 2011 SPF California State Championships.

Here are one of the best uncooked lifts of Efferding’s powerlifting profession:

Stan Efferding | All-Time Raw Competition Bests

  • Squat — 388.3 kilograms (854.3 kilos)
  • Bench Press — 275 kilograms (606.3 kilos)
  • Deadlift — 380 kilograms (837.8 kilos)
  • Total — 1,012 kilograms (2,226.6 kilos)

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As a bodybuilder, Efferding was no slouch both.

The early spotlight of the Portland, OR native’s profession might need been a win within the 1991 Mr. Oregon. He ultimately adopted that efficiency with back-to-back second-place outcomes on the 1996-1997 Emerald Cup. After an nearly 10-year hiatus, a 38-year-old Efferding would return to bodybuilding in 2006, when he gained the 2006 Seattle Emerald Cup within the Superheavyweight class (over 225 kilos).

Efferding would lastly earn his IFBB Pro Card in 2009, which he parlayed right into a first-place efficiency within the Superheavyweight class on the 2009 Masters Nationals Bodybuilding Championships. The following yr, in 2010, he earned the title of 2010 World’s Strongest Bodybuilder when he bench-pressed 285.4 kilograms (628 kilos) and deadlifted 363.6 kilograms (800 kilos) for a 649-kilogram (1,428-pound) push and pull whole.

Efferding’s final aggressive bodybuilding look was when he took twelfth place within the Men’s Open division on the 2012 IFBB Flex Pro.

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These days, with out competitions within the image, Efferding spends a lot of his time on his private energy coaching, as his social media is rife with clips of heavy lifts. He’s additionally the founding father of “The Vertical Diet,” a e-book and vitamin strategy he co-founded/co-wrote with Dr. Damon McCune in 2021.

Even in unofficial aggressive retirement, Efferding, certainly one of energy sports activities’ extra distinguished figures, has discovered a technique to proceed to make an impression.

Featured picture: @stanefferding on Instagram