Who is the Strongest Man in the World?

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Out of 7.2 Billion People on the Planet, Each Year an Event Takes Place. An Event To Determine the Strongest Man in the World. Presumed Strongest Man in the World Gather annually to compete in the World’s Strongest Man competition to Determine Who is The Number One

If We Look Back in History Mankind Has Been Obsessed with Physical Strength as it Sets Men apart. Now Still in the Modern Times, the Obsession with Strength is not Over

The Title of World Strongest Man is a Tile Every Man would Wish to Hold But Only a Handful are Gifted Enough to Posses it

Becoming the Strongest Man in the World is Not Just About How Much Weight You Can Lift But It’s Now Constitutes a Lot of other Criteria

But Still, Strength is the Main Factor When it Comes to World Strongest Man

In Order to Become the World Strongest Man These Few Individuals Train Night and Day to Gain Strength only Few Can Posses.

For Instance Deadlift of Around 400 Kg is Not Your Average Man Workout Routine

Competitors From UK, Europe and the Rest of The World Gather To Compete in the World Strongest Man Competiton

What’s a StrongMan?

strongest man in the world

Strongman is a Strength Athlete Who Competes in Strongman Competition. Strongman Competition is a Sports which Tests Competitor Test in Variety of Different Ways. Most of The Tests of Strength are Similar to Powerlifting

Some Powerlifters Have Successfully Competed in the Strongman Competition For Instance Zydrunas Savickas was Originally a Powerlifter

There are Various Competition Held all over the World Each Year to Determine the Strongest Man in the World Some of the Best Known are Arnold Strongman Classics etc

World Strongest Man Right Know

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

If We Look at the World’s Strongest Man Event Then Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is the Strongest Man in the World. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is an Icelandic professional strongman and actor.

He is the First Man in the World Who Won World Strongest Man, Arnold Strongman Classic and Europe’s Strongest Man Competition in the Same Year

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

  • Highest Deadlift: 474 kg (1,045 lb)
  • Log press: 213 kg (470 lb)
  • Squat: 440 Kg (904 lb) 
  • Bench Press: 245 kg (540 lb)

What does it take to be the World’s Strongest Man?

World’s Strongest Man Event is Not For the Faint Hearted People It is For Real Men Who Have Great Strength and Determination. In Order to Become The Worlds Strongest Man Eddie ‘ The Beast’ Hall Half a Ton of Weight Before Passing out From the Colossal Effect

In 2017 Eddie Hall Won the World Strongest Man. Before Preparing for the Competition Eddie Hall Claimed to Eat More than 10,000 Calories on a Good Day

Eddie Hall – On a good day, I’ll consume around 10 – 12,000 calories…a bad day looks more like 7,000 calories. If I’m not at the gym then I’m eating or stretching. Fair to say it’s a total takeover of your life.”

Becoming the World Strongest Man Require Patience, Dedication and a Lot of Effort. Without the Love For the Sport, it’s Not Possible

If You are Aspiring to Become the Next World Strongest Man, In My Opinion Following Those Who Have Smashed the Record Would Be More Beneficial

Here’s a Documentary on Eddie ‘ The Beast ‘ Hall


Who is the 2019 World’s Strongest Man?

American Martins Licis is the New World strongest Man Champion. He Defeated the Mountain ‘Hafthor Julius Bjornsson’. The Event Took Place in Florida. Licis is Known as the Dragon Because of the Fire He Says He Has Inside

According to Him, He’s been chasing this dream his whole life and admits to dreaming about winning the title one day ever since He was a child

His Physical Attributes are Not as Freakish as Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, Bjornsson finished third Despite a Major Foot Injury He Suffered on the First Day of the Event

Who Was 2018 World’s Strongest Man?

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson 2018 STRONGEST MAN

In 2018 World Strongest Man Event Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson Was the Champion. Mateusz Kieliszkowski was The Runner Up and at Third Place Was Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw was At Third Place in 2017 But Was the Champion of the World Strongest Man in 2013, 2015 and 2016

Žydrūnas Savickas was Runner-up in the World Strongest Man in 2015 but He was the World Strongest Man in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014

While Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson was Runner-up in 2016 and 2017

Who is Considered to Be the World’s Strongest Man of All Time?


Louis Cyr is Considered the World’s Strongest Man in Recorded History. His recorded feats, including lifting 500 pounds (227 kg) with one finger and back lifting 4,337 pounds (1,967 kg), show Cyr to be, according to former International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness chairman Ben Weider, the strongest man ever to have lived.

If We Take World Strongest Man in Consideration then Mariusz Zbigniew Pudzianowski Was the Champion For Five Times

Some People Consider Žydrūnas Savickas The Strongest Man in the World of all times Because He Won World Strongest Man Four Times in a Row

World bench press Record

On November 8, 2008, Ryan Kennelly Bench Pressed 1075 lbs (487.6 kg) Breaking Previous World Record of 1010 lbs (458.1 kg) Held By Gene Rychlak Jr

The Footage of Him Bench Pressing

In 2008 He Broke His Own Record Three times In a Row

First on On April 12, 2008, Kennelly set the bench press record with a lift of 1070 lbs (485.3 kg)

Second Time on July 13, 2008, Kennelly successfully bench pressed 1074.8 lbs (487.5 kg)

Third Time on November 8, 2008, Kennelly broke the bench pressed record again with 1075.0 lbs (487.6 kg)

Breaking His Own Record Time and time Again By Pushing Himself Beyond Limits

The World Deadlift Record

Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall is Undoubtedly the World Deadlift Champion. He Broke Previous All Record By Deadlifting around 500 Kg

He was Also the Champion of the World Strongest Man in 2017

Eddie Hall smashed the Previous World Record of 465 Kg To Claim the Title of World Deadlift Champion

What’s the World Squat Record

Jonas Rantanen Holds the Current World Record of By Weight for an Equipped Squat By Squatting 575kg. But If We consider All Time Raw Squat Record then Vlad Alhazov Holds The All-Time Squat World Record of 525 Kg (1157 lbs) 

Here’s a Clip of Vlad Alhazov

How to Qualify for the World’s Strongest Man Competition?

In Order To Be the Part of the World Strongest Man Competition You Need to Make The Cut For SMSS Grand Prix. Sign up for the Madison Square Garden Grand Prix, the Viking Power Challenge in Norway or the Sweden Grand Prix

Contact the Authorities and let Everyone Know About Your Potential and Strength. Most of the Time Strongman Fail in Gaining Fame Which Results in their Downfall

For Instance, Eddie Hall Success in Gaining Fame was Not as Impressive as in Gaining Strength Which was Like Thorn in His Path

In Order To Qualify For the World Strongest Man Competition, You Need to Be Among the Top Competitor in Every Competition You Attend

Slowly But Surely You Will Get Your Shot at the World Strongest Man

Top 10 Strongest Man of all Time

These Men are Not Categorized in any Particular Order all of them are Great and Worthy To Be Called Strongest. They Have Dedicated their Life to Make Sure that They Reach Peak of their Physical Capabilities In Order to Show the World What Humans are Truly Capable

First One is

Mark Henry

Mark Jerrold Henry is an American Strongman, Powerlifter, and Olympic Weightlifter. Mark Henry Proved to Be the Worthy of the Title “World Strongest Man” By His Great Feats of Strength

He Has Been Honored with a Number of Special Powerlifting Honors Like The Title of “The World’s Strongest Teen-ager” by the Los Angeles Times in April 1990.

He had Squatted More than 900 Lbs Without a Squat Suit Not only this His Deadlift Record is More than 900 Lbs Raw

When it Comes to Strength Athletics, He Won the Arnold Strongman Classic in 2002

According to The Flex Magazine He is the Second Strongest Man to Ever Live

If We Consider His Official Powerlifting Competition Records Then

Paul Anderson

If We Consider the Recorded History Paul Anderson is The Strongest Man to Ever Live. He was 5ft 9.5 Inches Tall With Weight of 360lbs He was a World Champion and an Olympic gold medalist and two-time National Champion in Olympic weightlifting. 

He Played a Huge Role in Making Powerlifting as a Competitive Sport

His Feats of Strength Include a World Record of Backlift. He was able to Backlift around 6,270 lb. His Backlift is Listed as the Greatest Weight Lifted By a Human Being Ever

Paul Anderson Eventually Died of a Kidney Disease

According to Anderson Himself He was Able to Squat 1,200 lb (540 kg) and Bench Press around 628 lb (285 kg) Raw

According to Bill Kazmaier Who is 3-time World’s Strongest Man, “Paul Anderson is the king of strength”

Zydrunas Savickas

When it Comes to Zydrunas Savickas, He is the Only Competitor Who Has Ever Major Strongman Competition. When it Comes to His Powerlifting Records

His Squat – 433 kg (955 lb), Bench press – 286 kg (631 lb) and Deadlift – 409.5 kg (903 lb)

He Was the World Strongest Man Champion Four times. He Won IFSA Strongman World Championships Twice, Arnold Strongman Classic Eight Times, Europe’s Strongest Man Three times

He Won Lithuania’s Strongest Man Fourteen Times

If We Consider the Feat of Strength of this Men, Then He is Unarguably the World Strongest Man of All-time, The Amount of Love and Dedication Shown By this Man For the Sport is Insane

Vasyl Virastyuk

Strength Runs In Blood, In Case of Vasyl Virastyuk It’s Especially True. His Brother Roman Virastyuk is best known for his bronze medal at the 1994 European Athletics Championships and the sixth place at the 1996 Olympic Games

Vasyl Virastyuk Completed in the World Strongest Man in 2003 and Finished Third. He is a Ukrainian former strongman competitor. 

In 2004 Vasyl Virastyuk Won The World Strongest Man

He Also Won World Championship IFSA in 2007

He became the first athlete in the history of strongman to win both a World’s Strongest Man title and an IFSA World title.

Here’s a Tribute to Vasyl Virastyuk

Louis Uni

Louis Uni also Known as Apollon the Mighty Known Especially For His Grip Strength. Trust Me, He Literally Had Strong and Big Hands. He Was Able to Grab and Lift things that Were Impossible for other Strongman to Lift

There are Not many Evidence and Strength Feats to His Name But Overall He is Considered One of the Strongest Man of His time

In a List of Strongman Lousi Uni Will Definitely Earn a Place

He was 6 Feet 3 Inches Tall and Weigh Around 260 lbs

Louis Uni is Quite Possibly the First Strength Athlete, He Was Quite Agile as Compared to Today’s Strongman

Now a Days Strongman are Not As Agile as Louis Uni Was in His Glory Days

Bill Kazmaier

When it Comes To Bill Kazmaier, He is Considered to Be the Strongest of the Strong. He Won the World Strongest Man Three Times in a Row. He Became Famous For His Claim to Be the Strongest man in the World. His Feats Proves to Some Extent Indeed He is the Strongest

He Holds Various World Records and in the 20th Century He was one of the Strongest Strenght Athlete His Official Powerlifting Records are

  • Squats: 420 kg (925.9 lbs)
  • Bench Press: 300 kg (661.4 lbs)
  • Deadlift: 402 kg (886.7 lbs)

He Won World’s Strongest Man, Scottish Power Challenge, Pure Strength 2 Team Challenge, World Muscle Power Championships, Strongbow Strongman Contest and Many More

Brian Siders

Brian Siders is Considered to Be the Strongest Not Only Due to His Various Feats of Strength But Also Due to The Fact that He Claims to Be the Natural, i.e Siders Achieved Great Feats without Using Performance Enhancing Drugs

He is American World Champion Powerlifter For a Reason. His Feats of Strength Include Squatting 1,019 lb/462,5 kilo Equipped and Bench Press of 799 lb/362,5 kilo

In Various Press Movements, Brian Siders is Regarded as the Strongest Man to Ever Walk the Planet that’s a Catchy Claim

Nevertheless His Strength Feats Make Him One of the Strongest Man of all time

Leonid Taranenko

Leonid Taranenko is Known For His World Record of Clean and Jerk of 266 Kg Which is still the largest amount ever lifted in competition But is Still Not The Official World Record due to the subsequent restructuring of weight classes.

His Feats of Strength Include

This Man is Great For a Reason and is Considered to Be the Strongest Man Due to Strength Feat Which Will Never be Surpassed

Andy Bolton

Andy Bolton Gained Fame Due to The Fact that He is the First Man to Lift 1000lbs in a Powerlifting Competition. Not only that this Ferocious Powerlifter Once Stated that his Goal is to Break the Mythical 3000 Pounds Lift, a Feat Not Even Dreamed By Any Powerlifter of any Era

His Feats are As Impressive as His Physique Making Him Worthy of Being one of the Strongest Man of all times. His official Competition Records are As Impressive as His Mindset

Brian Shaw

I Would Like to End the List of the Top 10 Strongest Men With the Legend, My Personal Favourite None other than Brian Shaw. His Feats of Strength are As Great as Kind Hearted this Man is, Seriously He is a Legend with a Kind Heart

Brian is an American professional strongman competitor and winner of 2011, 20132015 and the 2016 World’s Strongest Man competitions.

He Won the World Strongest Man Four Times and Arnold Strongman Classic Three times

If You Wish To Know More About Him then You can Subscribe to His Youtube Channel.

Brian Shaw also won All-American Strongman Challenge

This Man is Truly Worthy of Being Called the Strongest Man of all times


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A Word From Fitness Gained

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