This is awesome. Smiles Taylor, an athlete and motivational speaker with cerebral palsy posted a video of himself deadlifting 200 pounds. A little over double his bodyweight! The lift is no small feat and the reactions from his coach and the rest of the gym are even better.
This athlete with cerebral palsy just deadlifted 200 pounds ... and he only weighs 99 pic.twitter.com/KBRkXRNUG7— ESPN (@espn) February 8, 2019
Taylor's video of his personal record went viral and ended up catching the attention of Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.
The two-time Defensive Player of the Year tweeted out his support for the incredible accomplishment.
Now this is badass!!— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 8, 2019
What an inspiration.
(Also, my man coming in from the back room dropping the garbage bag and everyone running in to see it, what a cool scene) https://t.co/Isn3uccSEE
Taylor's coach Nicolai Myers, a strongman and Army veteran, has been friends with him since middle school, he told Men's Health Magazine.