Strongest Powerlifters (Top 3 Highest Recent Raw Totals)


“Strongest” may be subjective, but these three lifters have have put up the highest raw totals most recently (as of 2013). Big thanks to etwade for putting together these videos, check out his youtube channel for more great videos!

#1 Andrey Malanichev

Total - 2359 lbs / 1070 kgs

  • Most known for his world record squat of 993lbs (450kg) in knee wraps

#2 Peter Petras

Total – 2326 lbs / 1055 kgs

etwade says: He BARELY misses his last deadlift with 400 kgs, which would put him at 1075 kgs (2365 lbs).

#3 Benedikt Magnusson

Total – 2298 lbs / 1042.5 kgs

  • Most know for his world record deadlift of 1015 lbs (460 kg). The first and only man (at this time) to ever deadlift over 1000 pounds without equipment.


If this list doesn’t seem accurate to you – who do you think deserves to be in the top 3?


    1. KyleKeough

      I think the purpose of these videos were to assemble the three biggest raw totals from the previous year, not to suggest that these are the top three raw totals of all time.

  1. gilbert

    i think larry pacifico for his balanced lifts and ed coan should be considered . but powerlifting equipment really developed after them . as super kaz was great too .

  2. Steve Mesler

    Don Reinhoudt holds the all time raw record
    2391 no wraps or supportive gear. He wore ace bandages. He’s the 4 time IPF world champion 3 time AAU Champion and won the worlds strongest man. He held all 4 of the 4 powerlifting records in his day. No list is correct without him. He still holds the raw squat record 934 lbs in 1975.


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