I don't ever post here because I don't powerlift, but I recently came across a website about this guy Paul Anderson who died in 1994 that did a 6270 pound backlift. I've never heard of a backlift, anyone tell me what it is? Anyway apparently he was one of the strongest men ever. Anyone got any more info about him?
Bench: 627 pounds
Squat: 1206 pounds
Deadlift: 820 pounds, he pulled a massive 1000 pounds using metal hooks attached to his wrists. This assisted deadlift was witnessed by Tommy Kono
Clean and Jerk: 480 pounds, unofficial
Push Press: 600 pounds, witnessed by Bob Hise
One Arm Press: 380 pounds, 300 pounds for ten reps; this 380 pound lift was the greatest lift ever lifted overhead with one arm; both were witnessed by Paul Magistratte
Backlift: 6270 pounds, witnessed by Kara Whitfield and Maurice Payne, included in the Guinness Book of World Records
A few pics of his one arm DB Press:
Homemade 900lbs squat bar:
more pics here:
07-29-2005, 12:37 PM #1
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Paul Anderson - 6270 lbs backlift
07-29-2005, 12:40 PM #2
07-29-2005, 12:43 PM #3
I can't believe how quickly I found that, lol.
If it doesn't explain what a backlift is, it's when there is a low table that you can barely fit yourself under, and you get it off the ground.
07-29-2005, 12:45 PM #4
Here's an excellent site that explains it and other uncommon lifts. http://weightlifting.moonfruit.com/
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07-29-2005, 12:56 PM #5
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backlift only has like a couple inches ROM right? Still, fuken crazy to be able to lift over 6000lbs off the groundI love it when a mod makes a post in a thread, and instantly a bunch of other posters in the thread suck his dick. Thats f*ckin funny.
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