Who is the Strongest man in history?

Discussion in 'Strongman Forum' started by Tony Delk, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. TheSpectre

    TheSpectre VIP Member

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    Anyone mention prime Mark Henry yet? He's there with Big-Z for raw power. I think Kaz and Shaw have more functional/athletic power. Though Henry has transitioned amazingly into wrestling. Maybe Big-Z can wrestle after retiring from strongman and make $$$. O.D. Wilson was a beast as well.

    Tom Magee was a personal favorite old school strongman for me. So damn athletic and looked better than many bodybuilders. Insane dead lift power for his build and weight.
     
  2. kyle grey

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    For the same reasons Gary Taylor deserves to be on the list . He is a former winner of WSM , Olympic silver medal weightlifter , finished second to Dorian Yates in the British bodybuilding finals , powerlifter and has performed a behind the neck push press of 600 lb .
     
  3. Joliver

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    So you're saying there's no 2nd or 3rd attempt on the building collapse? How do you warm up? It isn't a really popular event anyway....apparently the spectators are "part of the show."
     
  4. BrotherIron

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    Gary Taylor didn't get a silver in the '84 Olympics for Oly lifting. He did well in the snatch but you get a medal for the TOTAL. Mario Martinez got the silver; one of the first Americans to snatch over 400lbs. He totaled 410kg in the '84 Olympics.
     
  5. TheSpectre

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    Other than Kazmaier and Mark Henry who has successfully lifted the Thomas Inch Dumbbell? I can't find the list, just old info.
     
  6. kyle grey

    kyle grey VIP Member

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    Yes BI you're right my mistake Taylor got second in the snatch but didn't win a medal in '84 Olympics, he did win a silver in the snatch at World Weightlifting champs which were held at the same time . I don't think he competed against Mario Martinez as Taylor was in the Heavyweight II 110 kg class and the American was + 110 .
     
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  7. BrotherIron

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    And for those wondering... Misha K snatched 200+kg and C&J 250kg at one of his Russian National Meets where he took the gold. Dave Rigert is the reason he never lifted in the Olympics. He's the Russian national coach and once Misha started doing SM he was blacklisted from Oly lifting.
     
  8. Go Away

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    Chuck Norris.
    End of discussion.
     

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