Max Lang is one of the most well-known weightlifters in the world at the moment in large part due to his technique, of which his jerk is by far and away the most impressive. Max just hit an astonishingly heavy jerk of 210 kg, 4 kg above the 81 kg class world standard of 206 kg, in training.
This lift of 210 kg is 5 kg below his all-time personal best of 215 kg (shown below) which he hit just days before the 2018 World Championships in Ashgabat. You can watch Max’s full training session here. Max is an extremely efficient jerker when you compare his best with his squatting strength and cleaning strength. The heaviest squat videos that exist of Max include a 230 kg single, a 220 kg triple, and a 210 kg set of 5, all of which can be viewed on this progression video. Though the heaviest video of Max squatting is 230 kg, if we assume that he can squat 240 kg, his best jerk of 215 kg is still 90%.
Max Lang, born 6th of December 1992, is a German -81 kg weightlifter. His first competed internationally at the 2011 & 2012 Junior European Championships where he placed 9th and 6th respectively in the 69 kg class. Max competed at the 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018 World Championships as well as the 2016 and 2017 European Championships. His best total of 344 kg made up of a 156 kg snatch and a 188 kg clean and jerk came from the 2017 European Championships. Max’s only international medals came from the 2014 U23 Europeans championships where he took the silver with a 337 kg total.