Wednesday 23 May 2018

Pic: 'There are no more weights' - Cian Healy deadlifts over 200kg in Ireland training

Ireland's Cian Healy during a gym session at training. Ireland Rugby Squad Training, 2015 Rugby World Cup, Surrey Sports Park, University of Surrey, Guildford, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Ireland's Cian Healy during a gym session at training. Ireland Rugby Squad Training, 2015 Rugby World Cup, Surrey Sports Park, University of Surrey, Guildford, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Ireland's Cian Healy during a gym session at training. Ireland Rugby Squad Training, 2015 Rugby World Cup, Surrey Sports Park, University of Surrey, Guildford, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
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Cian had to get dumbbells specially made at Leinster and is known for his amazing feat of strength in the gym but here is some more evidence.

The Ireland star returned from neck surgery as a substitute in the victory over Canada and started the 44-10 win over Romania on Saturday.

Using a trap bar, the tighthead prop deadlifted 180kg in weights during a gym session at the Surrey Sports Park today and when you factor in the 20kg weight in the bar, that's 200kg.

As a comparison, here are some other things which weigh 200kg:

- 20 bags of potatoes

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- Eight bags of cement

- A little over two Luke Fitzgeralds

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- Paul O'Connell and Paddy Jackson combined

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Paul O'Connell, Ireland, following his side's victory. 2015 Rugby World Cup, Pool D, Ireland v Romania, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, England. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

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Paddy Jackson showed some nice touches

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