No other barbell lift is as primal as the deadlift. It is brute strength personified; man (and woman) versus gravity. Though the barbell squat is considered king, the deadlift isn’t far behind.
What follows are 12 amazing deadlift images. Keep in mind that they are NOT the 13 greatest deadlifts of all time, but rather the most iconic deadlift images we could piece together.
Which one is your personal favorite? Is there a deadlift image you like that did not make this list? Let us know in the comments section below.
Deadlift #12 – Benedikt Magnusson
Deadlift #11 – Roger Estep
Deadlift #10 – Franco Columbu
Deadlift #9 – Arnold Schwarzenegger
Deadlift #8 – Ed Coan
Deadlift #7 – Bob Peoples
Deadlift #6 – Benedikt Magnusson
Deadlift #5 – Marshall Freakshow Johnson
Deadlift #4 – Marshall Freakshow Johnson
Deadlift #3- Eric Lilliebridge
Deadlift #2 – Lamar Gant
Deadlift #1 – Doyle Kenady
Steve Shaw is the founder of Muscle and Brawn, and a powerlifter with 30+ years of experience. Steve's recorded a 600lb squat, 672lb deadlift and a 382lb bench press.
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