Tuesday , 17 January 2017

Powerlifter climbs mountain with 165lb barbell and what have you done today?

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Europe’s tallest peak, Mount Elbrus stands at 18,510 feet. It has been climbed by many people but Russian powerlifter Andrey Rodichev is the the first to do it with a 75kg (165lb) barbell on his back.

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To prepare for the challenge, Andrey trained twice per day seven days a week by running in the morning and weightlifting in the evening.

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Andrey hopes his feat will draw attention to the sport of Powerlifting in his hometown, Murmansk.

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The bar Andrey carried to the summit has been installed as a monument atop Mount Elbrus in honor of his epic accomplishment. The entire journey was filmed and a documentary is in the making.

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