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Top 10 Feats of Human Strength

Hey everyone, in your opinions, what are the most impressive feats of strength in recent history? I’ll start…Andy Bolton’s 1000+ pound deadlift.

Yeah, Bolton is a beast!

How about John Brookfield and a partner pulling a semi truck up hill for a mile! Talking about strength endurance.


My number one.

[quote]Donut62 wrote:
My number one.[/quote]

mine too

My #2:

[quote]Donut62 wrote:
My number one.[/quote]

Taranenko beat him

265.5 kg

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Serge Redding - 502lb. (228kg.) Clean & Press

[quote]KBCThird wrote:
Donut62 wrote:
My number one.

Taranenko beat him

265.5 kg[/quote]

True enough, but Taranenko didnt so much beat him, as set the record then get hosed out of it with the weight class restructuring.

The bar is bending like its made of jelly

[quote]Donut62 wrote:
KBCThird wrote:
Donut62 wrote:
My number one.

Taranenko beat him

265.5 kg

True enough, but Taranenko didnt so much beat him, as set the record then get hosed out of it with the weight class restructuring.[/quote]

semantics, but … yeah, probably a better way of phrasing it. You win this round Donut … :wink:

[quote]KBCThird wrote:
Donut62 wrote:
KBCThird wrote:
Donut62 wrote:
My number one.

Taranenko beat him

265.5 kg

True enough, but Taranenko didnt so much beat him, as set the record then get hosed out of it with the weight class restructuring.

semantics, but … yeah, probably a better way of phrasing it. You win this round Donut … ;-)[/quote]

Well technically it was a better a clean and jerk so you win in the regards that it was a better feat of strength.

I can’t wait for the first 600 lb clean and jerk.

Anyway, I think Zydrunas Savickas holds a few records of his own. I find his 1016 lb tire deadlift pretty amazing.

[quote]Donut62 wrote:
My number one.[/quote]

If 20 years is recent enough, I’d rank this one ahead of Reza’s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsXY7KxegAc

[quote]Hanley wrote:
Donut62 wrote:
My number one.

If 20 years is recent enough, I’d rank this one ahead of Reza’s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsXY7KxegAc[/quote]

EDIT: Damn, KBC beat me.

I have to say Belyaev’s 400kg (880lb) squat at 90kg (198lb) at this years Russian IPF champs is one of the sickest things I’ve seen recently http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biLJKQnhYGE

Closely followed by http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSxxajrTO5w

[quote]Hanley wrote:

Closely followed by http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSxxajrTO5w [/quote]

First, hi to all, guys.

Well, I’d say that’s not bad either:

I love benchpressing.

[quote]Wrah wrote:
Serge Redding - 502lb. (228kg.) Clean & Press

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nJrYPVJ88M [/quote]

The most inspiring thing I have seen

Question! Has a bar ever snapped/broken on a very heavy lift before? Is it possible? Or least get extremely bent?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIMGNtwuX58 Wildauer Martin-shane- from this site dl 814 RAW @ 19 years old.

Kirk Karwoski squatting at the AAU Nationals in Laughlin, Nevada, December/2004.

He weighed in THAT MORNING at 238 and lifted raw. Kirk squatted 749, 804, and 826, in track shorts, t-shirt, belt, and shoes. You knew something cool was going to happen when his last warmup was 688 paused with his ass firmly planted on his calves. I’m glad I stayed the extra day to see that.

If anyone has video of this, I’d like to see it again.