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This Canadian Powerlifter Is Inspiring The Internet

This Canadian Powerlifter Is Inspiring The Internet

If you've visited the front page of the internet over the past 24 hours - otherwise known as Reddit - you will have likely seen a 24-year-old Canadian powerlifter named Jessica Buettner. lifting enormously heavy weights.

The video, recorded back in March, is mightily impressive. Here Buettner breaks the Canadian deadlifting record of 240kg (530 pounds)

The video has surged to the top of r/sports and now to the top of the Reddit home page. Commentors on reddit were flabbergasted by the achievement: "That's 530 lbs. As a 6'4 man, at my heaviest I maxed at a 530lb dead. Her lift is no joke, having had that in my hands. I can't lift anywhere near that now. Much respect," one commentor said. Apparently she blacked out after the lift.

Buettner is 5'7" and competes in the 72kg weight class. Her internet fame surely owes something to her not having the body type of traditional powerlifter. She's also breaking these records while being a Type 1 Diabetic. Comb through the internet and you'll find some hugely impressive videos of Buettner doing her thing.

Last year, Buettner broke the world junior squat record in the 72kg weight class.

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Here she is lifting a dude.

 

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260lbs x 1 ? @degathlete #stabilitytraining #upperbodygains #squatyourbf #throwergains #powerlifting @risestrengthlab

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You can keep up with Jessica's weightlifting gains on her instagram, and inevitably on Reddit. For anyone who spends a lot of time in the gym, Jessica is a great example that you don't need to have a massive physique to lift massive numbers.

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