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Mitchell Hooper With a New Split Jerk Personal Best

Mitchell Hooper is one of the biggest names in the world of strongmen, and recently, he has been more than impressive with his lifts. On social media, last year’s winner of the title World’s Strongest Man has been sharing a lot of his training sessions, as well as attempts at Olympic lifts, and yesterday, we got the most impressive video so far.

In a short clip posted on his Instagram profile, the Canadian managed to break his own personal best on the split jerk exercise by lifting the incredible 215 kg. 

This is a remarkable lift from Hooper, who is overseen by another legend of the sport Martins Licis, who won the title of world’s strongest man 5 years ago now in 2019. 

In the last few weeks, Mitchell Hooper has been dipping his toe in the world of Olympic weightlifting and has managed to perform some quite impressive movements. It all started when he did 3 sets of 185 kg on the split jerk movement around a month ago – with quite good technique while making it all look so simple.

Then he attended the TYR Wodapalooza in Miami, where he had a public personal training session for the same movement with the legendary coach Zach Telander  – there, he managed to lift 211 kg, which at the time was his personal best.

As we can see, not even a month later, Hooper has beaten his own personal best with 4 kg, and it looks like he’s ready to improve even more, so make sure to stay updated on all Strongmen-related news by reading our blog. And for more weightlifting content, make sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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Tanya Shaiko

Author: Tanya Shaiko
News Editor, Olympic Lifting Enthusiast

Oly Lifting Experience: 6 years
Best ResultsSnatch – 61 kg,
C&J – 78 kg

I’m Tanya, and I just can’t do without fitness. About six years ago, I got into Olympic weightlifting and instantly fell in love with it. Weightlifting is like no other sport – it’s just you versus the bar. Driven by my unwavering passion for an active lifestyle, I’ve been eager to share my personal journey and sports enthusiasm with others. As a journalist and photographer, my interests come full circle, adding an extra dimension to the news column that I curate. This way, I keep my readers updated with the latest happenings in the sports world.

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