Unbelievable! Eddie Hall just lifted half a ton 500kg/1102lbs deadlift and cemented his name in the history books. No wonder they call him THE BEAST! Unfortunately the lift was a little too much for the big man to handle because while he did lift it successfully, he passed out after busting blood vessels in his head, which is not surprising considering the MASSIVE weight! Here’s the footage of the lift:
He uses straps and that’s the reason this isn’t considered to be the world record for the raw deadlift, but it’s still a very impressive lift. At the moment the only man who lifted a close weight (460kg) to this guy without straps is none other than the raw deadlift world record holder Benedikt Magnusson. Click here to watch him do it.
As of now, Benedikt Magnusson holds the world record for the raw deadlift with a lift of 1015lbs/460kg. Yes I am aware of the 462kg lift of Eddie Hall but he used straps for that. Benedikt lifted 460kg with his bare hands and with no equipment aside from the belt.
Mariusz Pudzianowski is a Polish strongman, one of the strongest men in the world who won the strongman competition several times. He is also an MMA fighter. Down below you’ll find a good video of him training and competing.
Here’s a great video, almost one hour long which features Magnus Samuellson, a famous Swedish Strongman who probably has the strongest arms in the world, or at least one of the strongest pair of arms in the world.
Jouko Ahola is a Finnish strongman and powerlifter who won the strongman competition a couple of times. He’s not that big for a strongman but he’s very strong, and that’s what’s so impressive about him. Here’s his training footage: