Most weight deadlifted in one hour - world
record set by Dr. Thienna Ho
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., USA -- Dr. Thienna Ho,
a 5-foot woman, barely weighing in at 95 pounds competed with
professional weightlifting men at St. Emydius Gym and lifted
104,846 pounds and three ounces in one hour - setting
the new world record for the Most
weight deadlifted in one hour.
The previous Guinness World Record for the
weight deadlifted in one hour was 31,500 kg (69,445
lb), set by Eamonn Keane (Ireland) at Powerhouse Gym in Dublin,
Ireland, on 29 September 2007.
The barbell weighed in at 45 pounds, 13
ounces (nearly half her body weight). In order for each lift
to be counted, she had to achieve wide stance sumo leg spread
where her feet were pointing at a nearly 90-degree angle;
touch the barbell to the floor; and completely straighten
Sumo dead lifts solely use the hip and leg strength
to push the barbell off the floor which requires tremendous
"If a 200 pound man did this, he would have
to lift nearly 100 pounds more than 1,000 times in an hour.
The man who broke this world record in 2007, Eamonn Keane,
did 731 repetitions of 95 pounds."
While Thienna is no stranger to setting
world records (she has four under her belt), she does admit
that this was the toughest. Other records
include: most sumo squats in one hour (5,135); the longest
Samson's chair (static wall sit) - 11 hours, 51 minutes and
14 seconds; and the heaviest deadlift in one minute (3,864
"I am not a weightlifter. In fact, I have never
lifted a weight in my life," Thienna says. "Prior to setting
this record, I trained for four months, two to three times
per week to test my endurance and ate a sulfur-rich diet."
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