Hermann Goerner was a big fan of deadlifting and he picked weights up off the ground in every conceivable way. Goerner deadlifted with two fingers of each hand… he deadlifted with only his middle fingers… he deadlifted with offset weights… and he deadlifted with one hand. Shown here is Goerner’s one-arm lift of a stone block of 660 German pfunds – the standard measurement at the time. (That’s 727 pounds!)
Goerner’s feat was featured on an advertising poster for the Greco-Roman wrestling championships held in Dresden, Germany from September 8th to the 12th back in 1920.