181 791 Ed Coan USA 1984 USPF
198 859 Ed Coan USA 1985 USPF
220 901 Ed Coan USA 1991 USPF
242 887 Ed Coan USA 1998 USPF
Somebody might break the 242 or the 181, but honestly, I cannot imagine another 220lb lifter dead lifting over 900 raw.
For a lifting sight I can’t believe I was the first one to mention the man himself Eddie Coan![/quote]
That’s a toughie. On one hand, the records are ridiculous. On the other hand though, the reason most of the records listed are being listed is that they can’t really be broken simply because athletes become better over time. Nobody thinks Phelps times in the water will be untouched, they think his 8/8 golds will be.
Nobody has said they think Bolt’s 100m time will go unbroken because sprinters constantly improve. Fact of the matter is, if I had to bet money on a record being broken it would be one that can be broken by simple evolution and betterment of genetics and understanding of training. It may not happen soon, but someone will break those records(even taking into consideration they are limited by a weight class).