By now, it’s probably fair to expect Jamal Browner to manage staggering strength feats during his training. On April 19, 2022, the powerlifter did it again when he squatted 345 kilograms (760.6 pounds) for three reps and deadlifted 410 kilograms (903 pounds) for two reps in training. Both lifts were personal records (PRs) for Browner.
Browner — who competes in the 110-kilogram weight class — wore a lifting belt and knee sleeves during his squat triple PR. He also donned a belt during his conventional stance deadlift double PR.
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All things considered, Browner manages both PR lifts with relative ease. He completes his deadlift double with zero rest between reps, and aside from a slight pause between each of his squat triple reps, there’s little sign of an apparent struggle.
Browner at a Glance
Browner has made a name for himself by being one of the strongest active powerlifters in the deadlift. He is a member of the 1,000-pound deadlift club, once pulling a 476.3-kilogram deadlift (1,050 pounds) and a 455-kilogram deadlift (1,003 pounds). Notably, he accomplished both from a sumo stance while wearing lifting straps.
In the 110-kilogram weight class, Browner possesses the current raw world record with a pull of 440.5 kilograms (971 pounds), which was set at the 2020 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Hybrid Showdown II.
Recently, during another training session, Browner managed a 432.5-kilogram deadlift (953.5 pounds) from a conventional stance. It might only be a matter of time before he secures a 1,000-pound deadlift in both conventional and sumo.
Here are some of the more notable results of Browner’s career to date:
Jamal Browner (110 KG) — Notable Career Results
- 2016 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Border Bash Alabama vs. Georgia — 1st place | First career victory
- 2017 North American Powerlifting Federation (NAPF) Arnold A7 Bar Grip Raw Pro Challenge — 1st place
- 2018 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) North American Championships — 1st place
- 2020 WRPF Hybrid Showdown II — 1st place
- 2021 WRPF Hybrid Showdown III — 1st place
- 2021 WRPF The Bucked Up Showdown — 1st place
- 2022 USPA Hybrid Showdown 4 — 1st place
Browner has become a well-rounded powerlifter in an almost six-year professional career. Here are his best-ever marks during powerlifting competitions:
- Squat — 365 kilograms (804.7 pounds)
- Bench Press — 224.5 kilograms (496 pounds)
- Deadlift — 440.5 kilograms (971.1 pounds) | Raw World Record | Conventional Stance
- Total — 1000 kilograms (2204.6 pounds)
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A New Challenge
While he continues to push it to the limit during training, Browner has not yet announced his next competition. If recent history is any indication, his next event might be under the eye of the WRPF in the early fall. The next upcoming event that meets those parameters is the 2022 WRPF The Clash on the Columbia on September 3-5, 2022, in Vancouver, WA.
With a formal invitation from the Giants Live organization, he could also elect to compete in the 2022 World Deadlift Championships (WDC). Those will take place during the 2022 Giants Live World Open on Aug. 6, 2022.
However, notably, the 2022 WDC is a strongman competition — meaning athletes can utilize lifting straps, deadlift suits, and lifting belts for their pulls. Strongman events also do not allow Browner’s favored sumo stance. In addition, many of the athletes weigh more than 100 pounds than him. It would undoubtedly be a test for Browner, who has only ever competed raw.
Nonetheless, with Browner continuing to capture new PRs in training, there’s no telling what he could achieve soon.
Featured image: @jamal_b15 on Instagram