But, in fact, this is impossible. During one of these instances, I came across the topic of who the pound for pound strongest bodybuilder of all-time was.
Filed Under: He held some very impressive lifting numbers including a 750 lb deadlift, a 525 lb bench press, and a 665 lb squat. Frank has the highest all-time powerlifting total and he also was a great all-around athlete.
And I had enormous recuperative powers and was always ready for the next workout. All of this being done while in his early 20s. Both Davis and Schemansky were very strong men and world weightlifting champions, and were actually considered the strongest weightlifters in the world at the time.
So, I must regrettably eliminate impressive men such as Slim Farman. It was "a really big shoe," as Ed would have said and even better than Topo Gigo, that little talking rat that used to say, "Goodnight Eddie".
Clean and slow military press of 350 lbs. The subject of the strongest man in history is controversial, but, with the zillions of people in this world, logic suggests that the strongest man in the world is among us right now, but we know nothing about him...
Believe me, no one can do this with just technique. People also claimed to see Angus lift a full-grown horse over a four-foot fence, with no Scottish sweat.
I believe setting the American record for some time at over 400 lbs. Marvin sadly decided to retire from bodybuilding at the tender age of 23, due to the politics involved in the sport that kept him from competing in future bodybuilding or weightlifting events. But, he is out there. The amphitheater goes wild, the very walls trembling from the roar of the thousands as they call for mercy for Lygia, mercy for Ursus.
Apollon lifted his wheels with slow arm strength.
He made his 363 lbs. Where Louis Cyr was unusually strong was in the slow lifts and his ability to hold out weights at shoulder length when done with both arms this was called the crucifix lift and in one-arm pressing type movements, in vogue back then.