Chris Duffin Is Deadlifting 880 Lbs Every Day for a Month to Raise Money for Children’s Cancer Charity

Chris Duffin Is Deadlifting 880 Lbs Every Day for a Month to Raise Money for Children's Cancer Charity

Record-holding powerlifter Chris Duffin is currently deadlifting 800 lbs/440 kgs every 24 hours for 30 days straight. However, this isn’t about bragging rights but a much more heartwarming mission. 

Duffin aka The Mad Scientist of Strength has joined forces with Alex’s Lemonade Stand to support research into children’s cancer treatment. Duffin hopes his social media channels, along with their strong following, will offer a platform to raise both cash and awareness for the foundation.

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▪️DAY 1▪️ – Staring today, I am going to be deadlifting 880lbs (400kg) every day for 30 days. – We are partnering with @alexslemonade Alex's Lemonade Stand, a kid's cancer charity that raises money to fund cancer research specifically for children. It was started by a little girl named Alex when she was 4 years old. She raised over 1 million dollars by age 8 when she passed away from a cancer called Neuroblastoma. Our whole team was heartbroken when we heart Alex's story from her mom Liz on a call. You can read more about the story at 880everyday.com or on the ALSF website. – Why are we doing this, and why am I using my platform and my company’s platform to do this? – Because Kabuki Strength's 4th pillar is Charity, and we believe that making the world a better place through strength should involve giving freely and generously of our time, money, attention, resources, and platform. – Rather than simply drawing attention to ourselves, we’ve found that we can use feats of strength like this to create attention and awareness around a specific cause and have a call-to-action that encourages people to support the cause. – My ask of you is simple – please donate whatever you can, if you can, and share one of the daily videos on your platform as a way to reach more people with this cause. – Head over to 880everyday.com and you will be able to follow along as well as donate directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand on the event page. – 880everyday.com Link in Bio – #880everyday @alexslemonade @marksmellybell @therock @timferriss @joerogan @garyvee @mobilitywod @steficohen @kabukistrengthlab @smith.julian @jujimufu @thorbjornsson @schwarzenegger @danalinnbailey @shawstrength @mikeohearn @realworld_tactical @barbend

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In Duffin’s own words:

mad_scientist_duffin▪️DAY 1▪️

Staring today, I am going to be deadlifting 880lbs (400kg) every day for 30 days.

We are partnering with @alexslemonadeAlex’s Lemonade Stand, a kid’s cancer charity that raises money to fund cancer research specifically for children. It was started by a little girl named Alex when she was 4 years old. She raised over 1 million dollars by age 8 when she passed away from a cancer called Neuroblastoma. Our whole team was heartbroken when we heart Alex’s story from her mom Liz on a call. You can read more about the story at 880everyday.com or on the ALSF website.

Why are we doing this, and why am I using my platform and my company’s platform to do this?

Because Kabuki Strength’s 4th pillar is Charity, and we believe that making the world a better place through strength should involve giving freely and generously of our time, money, attention, resources, and platform.

Rather than simply drawing attention to ourselves, we’ve found that we can use feats of strength like this to create attention and awareness around a specific cause and have a call-to-action that encourages people to support the cause.

My ask of you is simple – please donate whatever you can, if you can, and share one of the daily videos on your platform as a way to reach more people with this cause.

Head over to 880everyday.com and you will be able to follow along as well as donate directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand on the event page.

 

Duffin Is Posting Progress Every Single Day

To maximize exposure, Duffin is posting videos of his lifts online. Every single day people can hit up the man-mountain’s IG account to stay up to date with his progress.

Each clip is shot exceptionally well, featuring a short commentary by Duffin himself in the top corner. Plus, there’s all the info needed for people to donate clearly shown through the whole video.

Fans are even treated to statistics from each lift. Just by these alone it’s easy to see how hard The Mad Scientist is pushing himself.

These stats will become even more interesting as time goes on. Due to the incredible amount of stress Duffin is exposing his body too, the latter days of lifting are gonna be tough.

 

Squatting for the Special Olympics

Chris Duffin currently holds a Guinness World Record for the most weight deadlifted in one minute. In only 60 seconds he was able to deadlift a total of 17,010 lbs, split over 42 reps of 405 lbs.

However, if you thought that’d be enough for Chris, you’d be wrong. He also holds a world record for the raw squat, besting every other man in his 220 lb weight class.

Earlier this year The Mad Scientist of Strength put his squat skills to good use once again. However, this time it was by supporting another great cause.

By hitting 800 lbs every day for a month, Duffin was able to raise $6,5000 for the Special Olympics. Cash was collected via a dedicated GoFundMe page and then donated in full.

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This was from like day 24 of squatting 800lbs daily. Why am I yelling at my training partner here, even know I knew he had good intentions? When you yell some verbiage that helps you with your setup or execution of a lift is it going to help another lifter? Is it going to be interpreted in the same way you do? Is it even appropriate for them? Do you expect them to process and execute it right there on the spot? The truth is that at the time of the lift what is going to happen is going to happen and you yelling something isn’t going to do anything to bring change. The one caveat is if your their coach and working on specific issues with them. But outside of this the only thing you are really offering is a distraction from their own internal motivation, cueing of setup, or execution of the lift. For this reason a pet peeve of mine is having cues yelled at me during the setup or the lift. In this instant it totally through me out of my mental groove and I had to take the extra few seconds to reset mentally. Hope sharing my thoughts on this is helpful to some… of not it still makes a funny video 😝 ••••• Thanks for supporting Kabuki Strength, and helping make the world a better place through strength! ••••• www.kabukistrength.com ••••• #ChrisDuffin #kabukistrength #kabukistrengthlab #kabukimovementsystems #MoveBetter #Powerlifting #barbell #bar #powerbar #MadScientist #ShouldeRok #Duffalo #SquatBar #AntiFragile #elitefts @elitefts #shoulderhealth #shoulder #powerbuilding #strength #strengthtraining #squat #bench #deadlift #rehab #evidencebased #boomstick @kabukistrengthlab #acumobility @acumobility @ks_virtualcoaching ••••• @powerliftingmotivation

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According to Duffin, his squat efforts became increasingly hard as the month went on. He noted that close to the end each rep really taxed body.

So, it’ll be interesting to see how the stress affects him this time around with the deadlift. Chris will definitely have prepared himself the best his can, so only time will tell what happens.

 

To donate to the cause and show your support, click here. You’ll also be able to track each lift as the month goes on too.

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