And Here We Have A Russian Weightlifter’s Face Bleeding Profusely Mid-Lift
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Look, I’m a fan of the whole “If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying” thing, but this is starting to get ridiculous, Russia.
Odds are you missed the action at the 2018 Arnold Sports Festival over the weekend because you were busy doing anything else, but that means you missed Russian weightlifter Mikhail Shivlyakov attempt to lift a face-melting 939 pounds in the deadlift. Actually, face-melting is pretty damn accurate in this case because he started bleeding profusely from his nose, so much so that it looked as though he had stared directly at the Ark of the Covenant even though Indiana Jones specifically told him not to.
You might want to finish your lunch before hitting play on this bad boy:
Jesus Christ. Good thing he didn’t have another ten pounds on there or else his entire fucking head would have exploded.
Officially, the reasoning for the 37-year-old Russian’s nose turning into a Bellagio fountain of blood is that the strain of deadlifting nearly half a ton became “too much,” but let’s be honest. I’ve seen Icarus. If that isn’t a result of bathing in tranquilizers or eating six steroid bundt cakes before the competition, then I have a 12-inch penis.
h/t New York Post