Some people see strength training as a hobby. Here, we combed the recorded history of all strength sports to present you our list of top 10 strongest people who take it very seriously.
Number One: Zydrunas Savickas (1975 -) is The Strongest Person in The World
The strongest person in the world is Zydrunas Savickas. He has won the Arnold Strongman Classic a whopping 7 times. The man also broke 3 world records in the span of a single year (2005).
Number Two: Bill Kazmaier (1953 -)
Bill ‘Kaz’ Kazmaier was so strong that he was once banned from a competition because of the certainty that he would win (again). The man was the first person to lift every one of the five McGlashen stones.
Number Three: Mark Henry (1971 -)
Third on our list of the top ten strongest people is Mark Henry. The man is the only one in the world to hold both the United States powerlifting and super heavyweight championship simultaneously.
Number Four: Louis Uni (1862 – 1928)
Louis Uni was so strong he was nicknamed Apollon. The strongman was especially known for his large hands, and he was one of the world’s first strength athletes.
Number Five: Paul Anderson (1932 – 1994)
American weightlifter Paul Anderson is a polarizing figure. Though lauded by many, there are also skeptics who believe he doesn’t deserve the right to be on the list. The controversy lies in his ability to squat 1,200Lbs, which some believe never really happened.
Number Six: Hafthor Julius Bjornsson (1988 -)
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson aka The Mountain is a professional strongman and actor (HBO, Game of Thrones). He can deadlift 925Lbs. Though the man plays a character on the show, Hafthor has never acted in his life.
Number Seven: Vasyl Virastyuk (1974 -)
The Ukrainian strongman has 2 firsts under his belt. Vasil was the first person declared the strongest man alive in both the IFSA World Championship and World’s Strongest Man competitions. Virasryuk has since retired, but his accomplishments will be remembered forever.
Number Eight: Zishe Breitbart (1883 – 1925)
Zishe Breitbart was a circus performer and Jewish folklore hero. The strongman was born in Poland and discovered his strength when he was able to snap horseshoes in half as a child. In the 20’s he was known as the “Strongest Man in the World”.
Number Nine: Brian Shaw (1982 -)
Brian Shaw has placed in the top 3 at the World’s Strongest Man competition five times. Impressive!
Number Ten: Leonid Taranenko (1956 -)
Last on our list is Leonid Taranenko. He is impressive because he set a record back in ’88 that remarkably still stands today. The strongman was born in the USSR and weighs 260Lbs.
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