Reverted edit to record holder 
I reverted this last edit  as I could find no reference to the name it was changed to using Google. The IP used to edit it has vandalized other pages during the same timeframe. If this was a valid edit, I suggest making a citation as to the source of the new information. Notary137 18:29, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
Sucking tummy 
"Sucking the tummy thin", as the article says, is dangerous. You actually need to brace the stomach muscles like you are about to take a blow there. This may involve sticking the stomach muscles out slightly, and produces positive abdominal pressure to support the weight. Sucking the belly in is the result of negative abdominal pressure (sucking is always the result of negative pressure), and may cause the back to round off, and does not support the lift properly. Fixing the article. -- Octothorn 15:29, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
Could we please state that Bolton did his lift on drugs and using extremely heavy duty gear, which helps to lift A LOT!! Why there is someone who keeps editing it back? User:22.214.171.124 03:30, 26 March 2007
- irrelevant... steroids and equipment does very little to increase the deadlift. Bolton would still be lifting shitloads if he lived off lettuce and wore a tutu... User:126.96.36.199 22:06, 23 June 2007
- I disagree... Why should the deadlift be somehow immune from the benefits of steroids and supportive gear? The record for the deadlift in the IPF (International Powerlifting Federation http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com) is 408 kilos, which is approximately 899.5 lbs. The IPF has an anti-doping policy and allows only minimal supportive gear. Why else (other than doping and supportive gear) should there be such a huge (100+ lbs) difference between the IPF record and Bolton's cheat lift? Also, if 'roids and supportive gear weren't necessary for Bolton's lift, why did he use them? 188.8.131.52 04:02, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
- Also, if the 'roids and supportive gear didn't help Bolton's lift, why do you want to remove this information from the article? This is a web site for information and truth, not for hiding information... 184.108.40.206 04:08, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
- Note: at 04:18, 25 June 2007 (UTC) Psramka edited the above two statements (I disagree... hiding information...) of the IP posts, indicating that they are claiming that they are the author of those statements. Bonechamber (talk) 13:46, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
- Can we get something clear here, the IPF uses testing, and I know several IPF lifters that use AAS but they can pass the tests when nessesary so stop the idealistic non steriod quotes. The deadlift suit used by Bolton was actually IPF approved, so end that one there! Andy has done a triple with 410kgs RAW (I have a vid of this). No matter what anyone says, there is not a single person in the world other than him who can lift over 1000lb of the floor, no matter what drugs were used. If a sprinter runs the 100m faster than anyone else, if he is on drungs he is stil the fastest man on earth. You guys who claim AAS are not used by so and so and so on are kidding yourselves. User:220.127.116.11 10:59, 19 October 2007
- Are you an idiot? Have you never ever competed? Everyone who has ever lifted in powerlifting knows full well a deadlift suit offers pretty much sod all vs a squat or bench shirt, perhaps an extra 10kgs if you're lucky. Ben Jonhson was stripped of his medal, BUT, he did win the race, and Carl LEwis knew for a fact when it came down to it he was NOT the fastest man on the planet. You guys who claim AAS are not used by so and so and so on are kidding yourselves, the NFL, Rugby and IPF all use AAS, it is not pysiologially possible to lift such weights otherwise, grow up, get an education and stop being idealistic. Nobody wants to see the guy who almost lifted 1000lb clean, they want to see the first guy to ever pull 1000lb off the floor. Is it in the record books, yes, so shut it, see if you can do it on drugs!!!! then tell me it isn't amazing! If they are available and knowing used by most, and you choose not to, it's your choice, but don't chasitse those who do. I bet you all jump on the newest creatine products etc, casue you find that level of stuff naturally in food don't you. But wait, you are natural!!! RAFLMAO!!!! Different levels of natural are there!! User:18.104.22.168 02:22, 21 October 2007
Too much repetition, sloppy language. User:22.214.171.124 20:28, 10 July 2007
Stiff-legged/romanian deadlift = Good morning? 
Have a look at the Good-morning article and especially the image used there  - isn't that a stiff-legged or romanian deadlift? Might be worth mentioning the similarities --Tierlieb 19:12, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
- The Good morning has the bar in the neck, as with the Squat. The image used on  is a straight-leg deadlift. Complete different exercise than the Good morning. I'll edit the Good morning article. Stronglifts 09:54, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
- That is a crap diagram. It doesn't give you any indication of what's going on with the angle of the back. It doesn't even look like a person. User:126.96.36.199 04:00, 26 July 2007
- Agreed. In fact, the diagram appears to show the person looking down while doing the deadlift. This is actually dangerous form, and it can lead to back problems because looking down increases the likelihood that the person's back is arched. One should always look forward while doing the deadlift because an arched back is a surefire way to injure oneself. KyleGoetz (talk) 06:39, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
- I totally agree the diagram does not show form and as KyleGoetz said the fact that the face looks down and not straight is dangerous. I believe that a diagram showing form for the deadlift should be taken side on to show the back kept straight, face forward and angle of the lift. Koal4e (talk) 17:18, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
WPO Record 
I added a video of Benedikt Magnusson lifting the record under WPO rules (1,100 pounds). The original entry lists Benedikt as the record holder, but only shows the video Andy Bolton breaking the Olympic record (1,003 pounds). Not sure if the record variations should be clarified in the main article or not - but I thought if we're going to show one record holder doing it, the record holder actually mentioned here should also be shown. Ward99 (talk) 01:16, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
Who took out my note about steroids and world records 
- What's your source? If you don't have a reliable source, your biased personal opinions and viewpoints should not be included. Please review WP:OR for further clarification and refrain from re-adding the material.--Yankees76 (talk) 16:42, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
Concentric only? 
- "It is, in a sense, the purest test of strength because it is one of the few lifts of dead weight (weight lying on the ground). In most other lifts there is an eccentric (lowering the weight) phase followed by the concentric (lifting the weight) phase; the deadlift is just a concentric movement."
As the lowering of the weight back to the floor is a necessary part of the deadlift you do not only have a concentric movement. The deadlift is not different from pretty much any other exercise in that aspect, cause normally exercises consists of two parts.
In the first part you move something and in the second part you move back to return to the starting position. As the movement in the second part is normally the same as in the first part (only backwards), you always have a concentric and eccentric phase. So, the deadlist (1. part: lift weight 2. part: lower weight) is not different from other exercises, e.g. squats (1. lower, 2. raise), pull-ups (1. raise, 2. lower), push-ups (either 1. raise, 2. lower or 1. lower, 2. raise) and every other exercise.
This really is a necessity as well, because if you move and then move back you just have concentric and eccentric parts. The only way to avoid it is using tools (e.g. negative pull-ups only) or not to go back to the starting position. But as part 2 (moving back to the starting position) is necessary to perform more than 1 rep, there are actually very few exercises which do not involve concentric AND eccentric phases. --188.8.131.52 (talk) 21:20, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
- In powerlifting competitions, the bar is dropped. It doesn't require any special tools to remove the eccentric component. You lift the bar, you drop it. The same is true of olympic weightlifting (though those do contain some eccentric components since the lift is spread into different motions due to the added complexity). Bonechamber (talk) 13:46, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
Youtube video that keeps getting added 
To overview section by User:184.108.40.206
First off, video links absolutely do not belong in the overview section. Notable videos may go in the external links.
Second, a video of what I assume is yourself (possibly your friend) deadlifting is absolutely not notable. You (or your friend) are not famous, nor a record holder, nor an expert in the subject.
Third, and speaking informally, that isn't perfect form. It isn't even reasonably good form. It's terrible form. The performer is bouncing the weight, which removes the "dead" from the deadlift, and arching their back at the top, which is asking for injury. Go read Starting Strength and re-learn how to deadlift.
World record discrepancy 
How is the raw (no suit, belt allowed) record 1015 yet the equipped (suit allowed) record is only 1009? This seems pretty perplexing, normally a suit is designed to ADD weight someone can deadlift, right? Yet the most people have done is 6 pounds less? I understand the tire deadlift being higher since it allows straps and also because usually the bar bends more. Bonechamber (talk) 13:49, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
It's legit. Deadlift suits don't help all that much. A lot of guys can lift more without (Benny Magnusson, Zydrunas Savickas). Benny Magnusson's WR was raw, and beat the old suited record. It was quite a feet. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 06:30, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
Deadlift record under 18 and under 181 lbs 
Definitely inaccurate, take a look on youtube and bodybuilding.com, and you will easily see people under 180 lbs under age 18, that can lift 550+. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 05:15, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
- The edit was vandalism or a vanity edit (someone adding their own name to a record). It happens frequently on article such as this. --Yankees76 Talk 21:52, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
World Record Section 
Why do we even have a world record section in here? The Hummer Tire Deadlift record is pretty insignificant - it's not reproducible, can only be set in 1 contest a year that only invites 10 people, etc. And someone keeps vandalizing it anyway. Just link to powerliftingwatch's records.
Why not to have this World Record section in this article dear unidentified IP address. And even if the Hummer Tire Deadlift is exclusively held in Arnold Strongman competition that too once a year, it is pretty much worth mentioning as it will be of use to people researching on deadlifts. And those 10 people that are invited in the competition are few of the strongest guys from the continent, so the achievement is noteworthy. Amit Dash (talk) 11:19, 10 January 2012 (UTC)