- Jun 7, 2012
Yeah the equipped deadlift is a funny one, I can't stand equipped lifting, most people can't I don't think, but it gets a pass for the record deadlifts for some reason. Obviously you don't get as much out of a deadlift suit as a bench or squat one but it's still cheating in my eyes.The Magnusson who pulled that would been able to surpass Hall or Bjornsson in any assisted lift over 500kg, imo. Sadly, by the time he attempted it in 2016, on the same show that Hall pulled the 500, he was already ravaged by injuries and not the same.
It's funny how perceptions and popularity change because lifts with straps and a suit being treated as legit is a fairly new thing. I guess Magnusson just missed the boat.
On a side note, benni is a real nice guy, I was working the counter at the gym and he came in, I was a bit starstruck and said you don't have to pay to come in, just train for free and he said wow the gym Is free? How do you make money, and paid when he didn't have to, thought that was good of him when you have a lot of guys calling in advance to ask for a free session based on their name