Massachusetts-based weightlifter Raymond Saraiva is accustomed to managing heavyweights in the gym.

So much so that the powerlifting competitor has recently set a new Guinness World Records title for the Most sumo deadlifts in one minute at 10,548.74 kg (23,256 lb).

The difference between a sumo deadlift and a traditional deadlift is that in the sumo deadlift, the legs are spread apart and the weight is lifted while gripping the bar in between the open legs.

Using a gripping 185.1 kg (408 lb), Raymond managed to beat the former record of 9,130 kg (20,128 lb 3 oz) with 57 repetitions, nearly one every second.

You can see his technique in the video below.

Raymond first realised his skill after several training sessions for a competition. After trying sumo deadlifts, he was sure he could set a new record.

If you enjoyed this record, check some other impressive fitness feats, such as Most handstand push ups in one minute.