Strongest Men of All Time

The Top Ten

Angus MacAskill

The absolutely strongest human being ever to have lived. And all based not so much on his feats of strength, but more so on his incredible size (height/weight) and body measurements. He was the largest normally proportioned human to have ever lived.

Strongmen aren't giants and giants aren't strong men but Angus was an exception to the rule. A natural giant, there were no medical reasons why he grew so big, 7ft 9, 580lb 80inch chest. The only odd feature about him were his oversized hands, 12" long 8" wide, same size as 9 foot tall Robert Wadlow,s.

He picked up a horse and lifted it over a fence, end of discussion

He isn't strong this much

Louis Cyr

It's sad that he is largely forgotten as he's been dead for over 100 years, but nobody was ever more dominant than him in strength contests. He never backed down from a challenge and never lost (his final contest ended in a tie when he was 40, sick and out of shape, being challenged by the 2nd strongest man on Earth at the time). He should be number one.

Louis Cyr (1863-1912) was a French Canadian strongman with a career spanning the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His recorded feats, including lifting 500 pounds (227 kg) with one finger and backlifting 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.

Louis Cyr had no steroids. And think about this. He restrained 4 horses. 4 living breathing, raging horses. I don't care if you can bench press 5,000 lbs or back lift 10,000 no feat of strength can even touch that. Louis is the strongest ever

This guy can lift over 4000 pounds on his back and he's not number!

Zishe Breitbart

Wilt chamberlain derves to be on this list

The Great Gama

Actually he is the strongest...he lifted 2500 pounds once which none of these people could

He was unbeatable during his career

He was unbeatable in wrestling

Strongest man who actually lifted 1200 kgs/2640 lbs.

Joe Greenstein
Andre the Giant André René Roussimoff, known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor. André He most famously feuded with Hulk Hogan, culminating at WrestleMania III, and his best-remembered film role was that of Fezzik, the giant in The Princess Bride. His size was a result of gigantism ...read more.

He stands 7ft 6 and he weighs 520 lbs he can crush almost anyone he should be at least in the top 5

I felt sad when he treated badly by everyone

I was so sad about how he died

He should be in the top 3

Zydrunas Savickas

Yes Mark Henry has broken records YET ALL of them have been broken.He is getting in the way of the real strong people like Zydrunas Savickas who is the actual Worlds Strongest Man.

Just look at the statistics.He has broken more records than any other strength athlete.He has also been getting stronger every year and has pulled off some of the most incredible feats of strength like the 500 lb overhead press and the 1155lb deadlift.

Kevin Fast is the strongest puller yet he is not the strongest at all. Zydrunas is the strongest. Mark Henry world strongest man is a stage name.

Lifted 500 lbs over his head. World record. Dead lifted 1155 lbs. World record. Won 4 Worlds Strongest Man championships. Kevin Fast is not even strong.

The Great Antonio
Mariusz Pudzianowski

This guy was an amazing explosive athlete. He was an incredible strongman who won the title 5 times and looked like a bodybuilder.

Pudanoiski he's a rough force know as strongest mma fighter in the world knock out tko anyone in his path he's super strong and tough than most superhuman men in the world and universe😎💪👍

Pure muscle and strength. This man is a giant in the sports.

He won a record five Worlds strongest men titles.

Kevin Fast

This is the guy whom Hercules, were he alive today, would be checking under his bed for at night. Unbeatable.

Moved a plane five times larger than the Hercules, the plane they use in worlds strongest man

The only thing bigger than his muscle is his humility.

Quiet strength... and he keeps doing more feats of strength... my vote. :-)

The Contenders

Eugen Sandow

Sandow kept weaseling himself out of competing against Louis Cyr, the fact that he's on the list is an embarassment... but to be fair, most of the other strongest men in the world during Cyr's heydey didn't want to compete against him either.

Walter Long

Walter Long served during both world wars for United States. He attained the rank of lieutenant colonel at the end. He didn't have a single scratch on him after the war. Enemies ran away after hearing his name. He also did a shooting action scene in his film pardon us but I know he is a better shooter in real life.

In his film the living ghost he was hit in the head by a pan. He then grabbed the pan off the attackers hand hit it back on the attacker. The attacker went unconscious. Walter long just scratched his head after getting hit. He was so strong.

Walter Longs neck was crushed between a table and still he wasn't hurt. I know most kung fu champs can do it. But Walter Long is way more stronger. He is strongest.

Walter long is the only guy in this list with most comments and none of the comments is bad. All comments are praising him.

Brian Shaw

No contest, makes almost every lift look easy

He has won the WSM twice and managed to lift 1073 pounds whilst having a torn bicep.

Brian is a gentle giant

He will be soon.

Lasha Talakhadze

Several differend achievements are described in this list from men (some not even athletes).
I clarify that :
THE ONLY OFFICIAL WAY TO TEST AN ATHLETE'S STRENGTH IS THE OLYMPIC-STYLE WEIGHTLIFTING ACCORDING TO THE RULES OF INTERNATIONAL WEIGHTLITING FEDERATION (IWF).
IWF was founded in 1905 and has 187 countries-members. Olympic weightlifting is an official sport of all the modern Olympic Games (since 1896). The first World Championship was awarded even before (1891).
The Georgian Lasha Talakhadze is the world recordholder of Super Heavyweight category.
Two of his records (snatch and total) are the best of all times. Due to the reconstuction of the categories the clean and jerk record is still (as of April 2019) of Leonid Taranenko.

He is the new official strongest man as he broke the world record of Leonid Taranenko at World Championship of weightlifting(IWF) of 2017,held in Anaheim(USA). Taranenko held the record of total for 29(! ) years and still has the best ever record in clean and jerk with 266 kgrs from 1988.

Now his bests are 220 snatch and 264 clean and jerk.

Paul Anderson

Mr. Anderson's regular daily lift's often exceeded records. He would perform exercises such as a dumbbell curl on the old Mike Douglas show with a weight that was considerably higher than could be repeated by the world's best, well aware and seemingly unconcerned that no one from Guiness book was there. As an avenue to open doors for his story of faith, he let people debate the validity of his accomplishments, while those who excelled on a world class level, along with anyone who witnessed his feats could not get it out of their mind what they actually beheld.

Paul Anderson was the strongest man to ever walk the planet. Most of his feats of strength have never been matched, and many will never be. A back lift of 6,270 pounds! Nobody will EVER match that! I saw the guy bench press a ford pickup truck! Dude was a phenom!

No he could not bench press your penis Which is big and ugly! He can lift Sheetrock which wights tons but he can't do more then me! I am known to maybe lift 700 lbs of sealing! I am Cory Michael koller. Roar Roar Roar! Brock Edward Lesnar is also stronger!

He was lifting record weight in the 1950s when steroids weren't even a consideration. Absolutely the strongest human ever.

Bill Kazmaier

They banned him so someone else could have a chance

He was well ahead of his time.

A complete beast strongman and powerlifting champ.

The best ever

Georg Hackenschmidt
Mark Henry Mark Jerrold Henry is an American powerlifter, Olympic weightlifter, strongman, and professional wrestler who is currently signed to WWE.

The strongest man is not just a stage name. He has broken many weight lifting records just like all these guys. And has a better job then all of them.

MY BEST IN ALL
GOD HELP YOU TO KEEP THE POSITION BECAUSE KNOW THAT THEY ARE WORKING OUT FOR YOU.

THAT IS A STAGE NAME.

He's awesome

Eddie Hall

He is in my book the world strongest man ever right now. I've done a lot of research and it is really impossible to objectively tell that one man is the strongest ever. But my list would look like this:

1) Eddie Hall
2) Zydrunas Savickas
3) Bill Kazmaier
4) Brian Shaw and Thor
6) Louis Cyr
7) Mariusz Pudzianowski
8) Paul Anderson
9) Mark Henry
10) Vasyl Virastyuk

Only man to lift 500kg ever, 35 kg over previous record, (which was also his record), there is no possible argument.

Pound 4 pound the strongest of all time.

Worlds strongest man 2017
World record holder 500kg deadlift

Stanislaw Zbyszko Cyganiewicz
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

This guy should join wwe along with Ronnie Coleman because Hafpor Julius Bjornsson can beat Braun stroman and Ronnie Coleman can beat triple h. The game at wrestlemania 34. Both men if I where CEO I would love to hire them in wwe because they are both superhuman strongmen and powerhouses!

Very Strong

Magnus Ver Magnusson

Ain't nuthin pisses me off more than a godamn loose ass!

Jon Pall Sigmarsson
Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.

He is the only strongest men

2 finger push up

Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, signed with WWE.

If Dwayne Johnson the Rock vs against Mark henry at wrestlemaina 34 he could kick and slap mark Henry's ass/butt. And slap it out of the Ring. Because his slap comes 100% quick and Mark Henry can't even be fast enough to encounter that type of stamina to world's strongest slam him in time! The rock is quicker and stronger then Mark Henry!

The Rock is so strong he beat booker t. And gave him a rock bottom. The Rock can beat anybody in the world with his 9,000 slap to send you flying. The rock is stronger then john cena!

Dwayne Johnson the rock should had been in the 2017 Royal rumble could have defeated Goldberg and undertaker!

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