Hunter Henderson information her first uncooked standard deadlift over the 226.8-kilogram (500-pound) barrier

Henderson predictably excels in her deadlift advances.

On April 20, 2023, powerlifter Hunter Henderson shared an Instagram clip of herself lifting a 227.2-kilogram (501-pound) raw deadlift from a conventional stance. According to the athlete post’s caption, it’s Henderson’s first time has ever deadlifted at least 500 pounds raw with a conventional setup. Henderson only wore a sling to help her with strength performance.

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According to Open Powerlifting, Henderson owns the third-heaviest raw deadlift of all time at 252.4 kilograms (556.6 pounds) in the 75-kilogram (165-pound) weight class. This lift, however, was from a sumo pull stance. Although this latest training move is unofficial and outside the context of a sanctioned lifting competition, it remains the first time Henderson has deadlifted at least 500 pounds from a conventional position.

Aside from her growing traction in the traditional sense, Henderson already has a reputation as one of the strongest powerlifters in multiple weight classes. In fact, she’s probably one of the strongest powerlifters on the planet, period.

For example, in the 75-kilogram (165-pound) division, Henderson is the current all-time world record holder for the wrap squat with a lift of 294.9 kilograms (650.3 pounds) at the 2021 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) core US Open. In the 82.5-kilogram (181-pound) class, Henderson holds the all-time world record for raw squats with 305-kilogram (672.4-pound) wraps during the 2022 WRPF FQ Classic 2.

On an overall level, according to her competitive resume presented at Open Powerlifting, Henderson has an undefeated 9-0 record in her powerlifting career. The athlete usually competes raw but has shown successful instances of going through competitions raw with wraps as evidenced by her world records.

No wonder the athlete seems to be breaking new ground with her deadlift strength training and progress. She’s set that kind of exemplary precedent and doesn’t seem to slow the train.

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At the time of writing, Henderson does not appear to have announced any upcoming competition plans. The powerlifter last appeared on a licensed lift in late February 2023 during a record-breaking performance at WRPF Ghost Clash 2 2023. For now, Henderson seems focused on improving her conventional deadlift.

This type of focus could be very useful when the competitor returns in an official capacity.

Featured image: @huntermhenderson on Instagram

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