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Hugh Jackman has been in the news for depressing reasons lately. He recently announced that his next appearance as “Wolverine” in the iconic X-Men series will be his last. It’s a shame because there’s no way whoever takes the mantle next will be as jacked as Jackman (sorry, we had to say it).
The 46-year-old actor took to Instagram this week to post the deadlift that brought him into the 1000-pound club (355 squat, 235 bench, 410 deadlift, all in three hours), and the club of our undying respect. Here’s the video, complete with random guy screaming about how “too f–ing easy” the lift was.
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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Jackman’s powerful prowess with the barbell. We noted another milestone last year when he battled through two 435-pound lifts. He had one message for his spotters — don’t touch it!
Believe it or not, he wasn’t always the hyper-muscled action star we’ve come to know and love. Jackman was once a skinny guy who wasn’t all that interested in lifing. Jackman told M&F, “Everyone joked that I was the ‘before’ model. “I was so skinny. I never lifted a weight except to clean up at the end of a shift. Now I’ll probably always make it part of my life.”