Apollon’s Axle: Rules & World Records

by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. | ©2014 IronMind


It’s live: the Apollon’s Axle rule and world records page, so you can see who’s the baddest man and woman on the planet when it comes to this grip strength standby: the double overhand deadlift.

Mike Burke leads everyone on the Apollon’s Axle double overhand deadlift—a staple test in the grip strength world.  If you are chasing this lift yourself, you might like to hear that Mike struggled to pull this 516-lb. world record lift at the grip strength contest held at the 2013 Los Angeles FitExpo, but he didn't.  In fact, he followed this success by pulling 528 lb. to his knees, so eat your Wheaties if you're chasing Mike.  IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen photo.
Mike Burke leads everyone on the Apollon’s Axle double overhand deadlift—a staple test in the grip strength world.  If you are chasing this lift yourself, you might like to hear that Mike struggled to pull this 516-lb. world record lift at the grip strength contest held at the 2013 Los Angeles FitExpo, but he didn't.  In fact, he followed this success by pulling 528 lb. to his knees, so eat your Wheaties if you're chasing Mike.  IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen photo.


Remember that this is not for men only—Amy Wattles leads the women’s race for top bragging honors, with a world record holder 130-kg pull.

The rules are posted there too, so if you think you can top either of these performances, IronMind would like to hear from you—we will help you get in a contest and you can make it official.

You can get to this page from the Certification button at the top of the IronMind homepage—navigate down to Apollon’s Axle Rules & World Records, or just click on this link.

Grip tight and pull hard!


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