“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?