Steve Keeler, a karate artist from Kent, has set a new Guinness World Record for the "heaviest deadlift with one finger," breaking a ten-year-old record.
The previous record had been held by an Armenian named Benik Israyelyan since 2012, when he lifted 121.70 kg and had gone unbeaten for 10 years, but it now belongs to Keeler, who achieved a 285.49 pound or 129.49 kg deadlift.
New record: Heaviest deadlift with one finger - 129.50 kg (285.49 lb) by Steve Keeler (UK)— Guinness World Records (@GWR) June 10, 2022
Six discs with one finger, just an average morning"s work for the martial artist.
In front of multiple witnesses, he exhibited his remarkable strength by lifting six iron-weight discs, one weighing roughly 10 kg, one weighing 20 kg, three weighing probably more than 25 kgs, and one weighing 26 kg.
Guinness World Records announced the accomplishment on Twitter, saying, "New record: Heaviest deadlift with one finger — 129.50 kg (285.49 lb) by Steve Keeler" (UK). "Just a typical morning"s work for the martial arts master, six discs with one finger."
"It"s really difficult, but my fingers are strong, and I am proud of my lift," Keeler told Guinness World Records after reaching the milestone.
Steve has been training karate when he was 18 years old, and through judo grips he found the extraordinary strength of his hands. He also holds a 1st Dan black belt in judo and a 5th Dan black belt in Tsuyoi-Ryu Karate.