A Lancashire man has broken a weightlifting world record after lifting a whopping 100kg (220lb) over his head with one arm.

Josh Lancaster, from Lancaster, is officially the lightest man to ever lift this weight at 78.9kg (12st 6lbs).

This means the strongman hoisted a dumbbell 21kg heavier than his own bodyweight above his head with just one arm.

He made the lift at England's Strongest Man competition in Preston, which took place at the weekend.

Lancashire Telegraph: Josh Lancaster at England's Strongest Man competition in PrestonJosh Lancaster at England's Strongest Man competition in Preston

Josh, 31, said the world record “feels amazing” after training four to five times a week for five years running.

He said: “It feels amazing to follow through with something I committed to years ago. I’ve kept training without relent through some challenging times.”

Josh persisted with training even when gyms were closed during the pandemic. He set up a workout station in his garden where he continued to lift weights.

While he might have a world record under his belt, Josh shows no signs of quitting yet and plans to take part in the World’s Strongest Man competition later this year.

He said: “Next up is the under 80kg Britain’s Strongest Man in Edinburgh, which takes place in July.

“Here, I will attempt the Atlas Stone World Record as part of the competition. Then I plan to do the UK proud at the World’s Strongest Man later in the year.”

The video of his world record has since been viewed by thousands with many commenting on the impressive lift.

One person said: “It’s almost like he didn’t even realise he had done it until a good two seconds after he was locked out… freaking impressive.”

“This was just unbelievable to watch,” said another.

“Don’t think I’ve worked with anyone as determined and passionate about anything as much as Josh! Unreal,” said another.

Josh also used his incredible strength for a good cause and has been using the event to raise money for Ukrainian refugees.

He has raised over £382 so far and people can still donate via his website.