Double-arm lift: 500 lbs.

Lift 13 250 lbs. with each arm Total: 500 lbs. Sri Chinmoy now leapt forward by an increment of 100 lbs. — a staggering 210 lbs. more than his best in 1998. The photograph at right shows that the dumbbells are clearly lifted.
"I lift these heavy weights to inspire people. When we, as human beings, are inspired, we do many good things for ourselves and also for the betterment of the world. Inspiration can bring us so much happiness, and if we are happy, then we will also get peace, for inside happiness abides peace. That is my simple philosophy."
  — Sri Chinmoy