Less than three months after Petr Petras broke the world record total with wraps from Dan Bell, Bell regained the record in a monumental way at Hybrid Showdown 3 in Miami, FL on February 21, 2021. Bell weighed 1182.5 kilos. He is the first lifter ever to achieve this sum in the Raw With Wraps category.
Bell came in at 180 kilos, which placed him in the category over 140 kilos. He opened the day by blowing through three simple squats. The first was 465 kilos (1,025 pounds), followed by 483 kilos (1,065 pounds). He rounded off the day’s first lift by tying the world record with 500 kilos, which honestly looked like a speed representative. You can see Bell’s 500 pound squat below, courtesy of King Of The Lifts̵
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Next time was the bench press. Once again, Bell went three to three. His opening was 250 kilos (551 pounds), and then he went on to 267.5 kilos (590 pounds). The second attempt went up just as fast. Bell then finished on the bench press with a light 272.5 kilo (600 pound press). He performed all three presses with a false grip, that is when the lifter neglects to wrap his thumb around the barbell while pressing.
He placed his stake on the world record in the first attempt at ground lifting, where he pulled 390 kilos (859 pounds) quite simply. Bell wanted to take even more weight on his newly minted ATWR, and approached the bar for a new attempt, this time with 410 kilos (904.5 pounds) at the bar. Bell got up so fast with the weight that he took steps with the bar and made him turn red. He gave it one last try on the last try of his time and nailed it. As a result, he is now the first man to have a total of over 1179 kilos (2600 pounds) ever in the Raw With Wraps category.
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The Hybrid Performance meeting featured a who’s who in powerlifting. Julius Maddox showed up and set a new raw world record through the ages on the bench press of 355 kilos (782.6 pounds). Jon Call, aka Jujimufu, was also there, as was the ground lifting phenomenon Jamal Browner.
With this display of powerlifting, Bell now has both Raw With Wraps and Raw total left. He set the raw mark in February 2020 with a total of 1126 kilos (2,485 pounds) and then managed to cope with 55 kilos extra on that performance a year later. Where does Bell go from here? We are not sure. But for now, the man deserves a day off.
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