Visitors to Derry’s Platinum Gym looked on in awe as world strongman Glenn Ross lifted almost 60 stone weight this week.
The Co. Down powerlifter lived up to his nickname ‘Big Daddy’ when he performed the mammoth 370 kilogramme deadlift at the popular gym The reigning UK’s Strongest Man - an event he has won five times -and three-time winner of Britain’s Strongest Man competition made the heavy lift as part of fundraising drive at Platinum for charity St Vincent de Paul. The gym will now provide 740 kilos - twice the weight of the successful lift - in basic foodstuffs to the worthy cause.
Following his latest visit to Derry, the man mountain who has represented Ireland and the UK in several World’s Strongest Man competitions will now test himself to the limit when he attempts to break six Guinness world records later this month. .
He told the ‘Journal’ that the events include “the Tower Flip, log lift and car rolling”.
“I’ll also be attempting a record bench press and pulling a jumbo jet to set a new world record.”
And later this year he hopes to complete “the biggest raw lift of all time” - that’s a combined 1,100 kg in three lifts - squat lift, deadlift and bench press.
The strongman is also helping to launch Platinum Gym’s new range of nutrition supplements ‘Gold Nutrition’