This Guy Is the Most Epically Huge Santa Claus of All Time, and He Can Definitely Deadlift More Than You


You might want to stay off this Santa’s naughty list this year—or there might be some hell to pay. Albie Mushaney—who goes by Big Bad Santa, for obvious reasons—is a titanic dude with a penchant for doing 600-plus-pound deadlifts and yoke carries in (yes) a Santa suit. According to his Facebook page, Mushaney is a competitive powerlifter and strongman who loves nothing more than crushing a whole lot of weight and then following it up with a belly laugh. (He also has type-2 diabetes, according to his page, which makes his dedication even more impressive.)

And hey, it makes sense: What better way to train for carring a bag full of presents around the world than a bunch of earth-shaking deadlifts?

Here’s a look at some of Mushaney’s Santa’s most badass moments from the North Pole powerlifting club.

It takes some big muscles to get that Christmas sleigh going.

Mushaney hits a 625-lb deadlift double:

Seems like all I do is reps…for a year or so. My last official pr was 625 in contest about year a half ago even though before nationals I tripled 620. So when coach @mikeyk413 called for 90% of my 1rm I used the Wendler calculator and came up with 635. So I did it a couple times, then the power went out in my gym. Since we are in the basement of a 3 story building it got pretty dark. Finished the workout in the black with a single at 650. Was going to double it but something was wrong with my set up and failed to get it past 4 inches. Set it down, reset a little then made it happen. I feel pretty good about the day but I am disappointed in myself from a fix standpoint. I didn't eat enough today or yesterday (call it guilt from the 11 pound Thanksgiving binge). Well I'm back on the job and will be ready for Kennewick in two weeks. Special shout out to my boy @strongmandrew for finally getting that injury monkey off his back. #deadlifts #jackedsanta #FReKfamily #FReKstrong #polarexpress #sponsormysupplementsplease #santa

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Santa needs to bulk up to lift all those bags of presents:



If you don’t stay on Santa’s good side, you might be in trouble:


Doesn’t matter if the power goes out—if Santa wants to lift, he’s going to lift:


A truck with half a ton of kegs in the back? No problem:



If anyone knows his way around a sled, it’s this guy:


Better hope the reindeer are feeling up to it this year:


Squat time: