On May 4, 2022, Jessica Buettner gave the powerlifting community another inside look at her strength progress when she deadlifted 250 kilograms (551 pounds) for two reps.
The stellar pull is not only a double PR for Buettner — who competes in the 76-kilogram weight class — but the weight on the bar is over the current IPF World Record deadlift. Buettner holds that current record — a mark of 247.5 kilograms (545.6 pounds), which she set at the 2021 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Powerlifting Championships.
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Notably, Buettner once pulled 250 kilograms (551 pounds) during the 2020 Canadian Power Union (CPU) Nationals. While not an IPF World Record — it didn’t occur in an international competition — the figure is a National Record. In the years since, Buettner now pulling that deadlift mark twice could be a testament to her training diligence.
A Thorough Preview
The deadlift double unofficial record should be unsurprising when considering Buettner’s recent training history. She’s been showing off a lot of noteworthy gains with her deadlift throughout 2022.
To start the year, Buettner got the ball rolling when she deadlifted 252.5 kilograms (556.6 pounds) with ease, unofficially breaking her IPF World Record (76KG) then and there. Later, in early April 2022, the Canadian displayed a mix of strength and endurance when she pulled 227.2 kilograms (501 pounds) for six reps. Finally, roughly a week earlier, at the time of this writing, Buettner notched a two-rep deadlift of 245 kilograms (541 pounds).
In the caption of her Instagram post, Buettner alludes to her place at the incoming 2022 CPU Nationals, which occur on May 9-14, 2022, in St. Johns, Canada. Following that meet, after a short break, she will then feature at the 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships on June 6-12, 2022, in Sun City, South Africa.
Provided Buettner seamlessly transfers over her recent training gains, some of her competition bests might not stand much longer. If all goes well, she could also extend a current competition winning streak — that dates back to late 2019 — to five consecutive victories. Here are Buettner’s top career marks to this stage:
Jessica Buettner (76KG) | Top Meet PRs
Squat — 210.4 kilograms (464 pounds) | Raw | IPF World Record
Bench Press — 105 kilograms (231.5 pounds) | Raw
Deadlift — 250 kilograms (551 pounds) | Raw | National Record
Total — 562.9 kilograms (1,241.2 pounds) | Raw | IPF World Record
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What Lies Ahead
In the coming weeks, Buettner will likely enter both the 2022 CPU Nationals and the 2022 IPF World Championships as one of the favorites. Whether she eventually comes out on top is a different story. Though, if she’s going to set some form of a deadlift PR seemingly every week, a couple of more victories and records might soon be her reward.
Featured image: @djessicabuettner on Instagram