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Old 10-16-2008, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default Mark Felix deadlifting with 1 hand - 429#'s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u10_Hs34K4E

Holy crap!
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:10 PM   #2
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Yeah. Holy freaking cow! I am wanting to hit that with both hands.
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:17 PM   #3
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Is there any technique differing from the 1 handed DL to the 2 handed DL? I got a strained pulley injury in my right hand and doing heavy deadlifts and olympic lifts makes the injury worse. (Just think not being able to grip and hold anything without pain)
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:48 AM   #4
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That dude is a beast!
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:30 AM   #5
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Holy crap, he deadlifts almost as much as I do with 1 hand, I feel wimpy.
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:34 PM   #6
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I met Felix when he was in Charleston for the WSM. He unfortunately tore a bicep during the Atlas Stones, so he was out of action for the finals. However, I found him to be the most impressive physical specimen of all the strongman competitors at that event.

Mark is not a young man. He's in his early to mid 40s. He's unreal thick. But the thing that impressed me the most was the sheer length of his fingers. I'm not kidding. His index finger had to be nearly 7" long.

I have large hands, and his hand and fingers completely wrapped mine and could have doubled. Phil Pfister has enormous hands, but his palms are bigger than Mark's. Felix's fingers don't look human. They're like Bananas hanging from his palms. Unreal.

There's some great youtube videos of him lifting at the Addington Weightlifting Club. He pulled 908 about two weeks before the WSM - no straps, just a belt.

There's some impressive human beings among us.
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