Strongman Progression – The Story of 528
28 – that is the weight of Hafthor’s first deadlift session leading into his record breaking 1,104 pound deadlift. Second week pull? 572. The most weight ever pulled from the floor began with working sets in the 500’s. As the weeks went on the weight crept up, but not in enormous jumps. Even when Hafthor was pulling a few reps at 770 people were still not quite getting it. One comment on his IG post was something along the lines of “770 is a long way from 1,100, don’t think he’s going to get it.