Rudy Kadlub continues to be an elite powerlifter even at age 73.
Another year, another birthday that saw a huge lift for Rudy Kadlub. This time, the powerlifter decided to take on a huge 523-pound deadlift on his 73rd birthday. After pulling the weight, Kadlub set an unofficial deadlift world record, which he already holds in the Masters 70-74 division.
Kadlub positioned himself in a sumo stance before gabbing the bar with a mixed grip. He only used a lifting belt during the lift, which went up with ease. On his 72nd birthday last year, Kadlub completed a 520-pound deadlift. He decided to take it up a notch this time around.
🎉🎉 A GREAT BIRTHDAY SESSION IN THE @KABUKISTRENGTH LAB YESTERDAY WITH A 523 POUND HEAVY SINGLE IN CELEBRATION OF TURNING 73. COACH @BRANDON_SENN WAS THERE TO OVERSEE THIS HEAVIER SESSION, AND I’D SAY WE CHOSE A GOOD NUMBER–ANYONE CATCH THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NUMBER 5️⃣2️⃣3️⃣ AND THIS PARTICULAR BIRTHDAY?”
Rudy Kadlub already holds the world record of 518 pounds in the U110 Masters 70-74 division. This lift is considered to be an unofficial world record and Kadlub could look to make it official during his next competition. As of now, Kadlub is planning to compete at the USPA Drug Tested National Championships on May 27-31 in Atlanta.
Kadlub has not been powerlifting his entire life. He began competing at 57 years old but found success quickly. Kadlub’s first competition came in 2006 and he has been featured in 37 since. Of those 37 competitions, Kadlub has 31 victories and is currently on a 22-event win streak.
Rudy Kadlub is scheduled to appear at the Drug Tested National Championships in May and this is an event where he has three victories. Following his birthday lift, Kadlub went in to celebrate.
“THIS LIFT WAS EXECUTED USING THE PR DEADLIFT BAR AND A LITTLE LIQUID COURAGE 🥃, BIRTHDAY-STYLE. HERE’S TO ANOTHER YEAR OF GREAT LIFTS AND GREAT FRIENDS IN TRAINING AND COMPETING!”
Rudy Kadlub has a passion for fitness and he shows this in and out of the gym. He is the Co-Owner of Kabuki Strength, one of the world’s leading production companies of powerlifting equipment.
It would not be a surprise to see Kadlub take on a record-setting deadlift during his next competition. From the looks of this birthday lift, he has plenty in the tank to set some new marks in May.