In this selection are highlighted the 10 strongest men of all time. Some of these men are separated by generations, each was the strongest in his time. And compare another generation with the current would be impossible. It’s like Pele of 50 years ago compared to Messi today.
It is necessary to consider the lack of advanced, modern training methods and chemical improvements that the current generation has. We also need to speculate how strong could have been using modern methods.
10° Victor Delamarre – 1888-1955
This strong man was born in 1888, in Quebec, Canada. Although diminutive in stature, their feats of strength were legendary. Officially, he broke the record of bent-press of Louis Cyr raising 140.38 kg, and carried out a clean-and-jerk of 91.39 kg with one finger.
9° Louis Cyr-1863-1912
A former police officer from Montreal, Cyr entered into competitions such as wrestler and weight lifter. He traveled internationally displaying feats of strength and surprising audiences by holding the start up 4 horses and push a car load to a slope. He set the record for biggest weight lifting with one hand, 123.83 kg.
8° Brian Shaw-was born in 1982
Shaw is a kind of a legend in strongman circuits. He ranked among the top 3 in the World’s Strongest Man competition, a total of 5 times, winning the title 3 times, 2011, 2013 and 2015. He won the Arnold Strongman Classic twice, in 2011 and 2015.
7° Andy Bolton-born in 1970
This immense powerlifter is the first man to have ever deadlifted more than marked 453.59 kg, and remains the only man to have done that twice. He held the British record for the bench press with a survey of 342.46 kg, and your squat of 550.66 kg is among the greatest of all time.
6° Mark Henry – born in 1971
He is the only man to ever hold the titles Super Heavyweight Championship of weightlifting and powerlifting of the United States at the same time.
He still holds the world records in the Men’s Super Heavyweight Powerlifting in Raw squat with 432.27 kg deadlift with 409.59 kg, and total 1059.59 kg. And Mark Henry won the first Arnold Strongman Classic in 2002, being sixth place in this selection, of the 10 strongest men of all time.
5° Magnus see Magnusson-born in 1963
He is one of only 4 men have already won the World’s Strongest Man competition 4 times, in 1991, 1994, 1995 and 1996, coming in second place twice.
Today he may be best known as a commentator or how the giant coach Hafthor Bjornsson, known as “The Mountain” on the HBO series Game of Thrones, but Magnusson dominated the competition of strength in the early 1990.
His modest frame 130.18 kg did not match the physical super sized of the other competitors, but he soon overshadowed them all. Among his other achievements, he was by 8-time winner of Iceland’s Strongest Man, as well as winning World Muscle Power Championships.
4° Mariusz Pudzianowski – born in 1977
Mariusz won 42 of 59 power events he participated in. That should say a lot about this strong man. He is the only 5-time World’s Strongest Man in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2008, coming in second place twice. He was voted the first selection to the World’s Strongest Man Hall of Fame.
3° Paul Anderson-1932-1994
He defined and broke several records and there is no denying their lifting totals. A 1956 Gold Olympic medalist in weightlifting, he is known for his unofficial record and not human to 567.89 squats kilograms.
The Guinness Book of World Records in 1985 listed his backlift of 2844.02 kg as the greatest weight ever lifted by a human. He also set the record for its incredible overhead press a arm, 172.36 kg.
2° Bill Kazmaier-was born in 1953
Kazmaier won the World’s Strongest Man competition 3 years in a sequence, in 1980, 1981 and 1982, and was the first to do this, and the second position in this selection, of the 10 strongest men of all time.
His record bench press of 1981 of 299.82 kg remained untouched for years. In 1981, his total of 1099.96 kg of squat, deadlift and bench press, determined the record for raw powerlifting.
1° Zydrunas Savickas – was born in 1975
The Lithuanian force won the World’s Strongest Man competition 4 times, in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014, and more impressive the Arnold Strongman Classic for 8 times, in 2003-2008, 2014 and 2016.
He is the only athlete to have won power each great power competition. He established several records of competition, being leading position in this selection, of the 10 strongest men of all time.