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Top 10 Strength Athletes You Want to Meet


living or dead.

I just thought it would be cool to see who peoples top ten Strongman,PL,OL or just general weightlifters they would meet in person if they could. Mine would be:

george hackenschmidt
paul anderson
george leeman
brian alsruhe
mariusz pudzianowski
jon pall sigmarsson
bill kazmaier
elliot hulse
konstantin konstantinovs
ed coan


I’ve already met Ed Coan so he’s not on the list lol.

Mark Henry
James Henderson
Jim Williams
Don Reinhoudt
John Kuc
Jon Pall Sigmarsson
Magnus Samuelsson
Zydrunas Savickas
Jon Cole


The only ones I think I would really go out of my way to meet would probably be Arnold and Wendler.


Dorian Yates
Kevin Levrone
David Rigert
Leonid Taranenko
Walter Peyton
Pre crack Lawrence Taylor!
Doug Young
Eric Spoto
Dave Tate
Matt Kroc


Steve Reeves
Eugen Sandow
Georg Hackenschmidt
Louis Cyr
Big Z
Mariusz Pudzianowski
Terry Hollands (seems like a decent bloke)
Hossein Rezazadeh
Aneta Florczyk


I’m honored that I made a few of these lists. Honestly, thank you


Jesse Norris
Big Z
Jon Pall Sigmarsson
Andrew “Stumpy” Raynes - for giving hope to all the short guys out there!
Vytautas Lalas
Eugen Sandow
Raimonds Bergmanis

Honourable mentions:
Lazar Angelov - Not a strength guy, but my ideal physique for sure
Arnold - Because he’s Arnold