mercredi 19 octobre 2011

585 lbs Clean and Jerk

Leonid Taranenko 585 lbs Clean and Jerk is the most amazing feat of strength in history.

Leonid Taranenko
Olympic weightlifter
Born 1956 in Soviet Union.
6', 321 pounds

Leonid Taranenko singlehandly accomplished the most amazing and unbelievable feat of strength in history.  Leonid Taranenko clean and jerked 585.2 pounds (266 kg) in 1988.  A super human feat who hasn't been equaled to this date.  But unfortunately his world record no longer stand since all the old records were annulled after the restructuration of weight classes by the International Weightlifting Federation.  Gross!?!

In fact, deadlifting six plates is a feat of strength.  Just having the grip strength to hold this bar overhand is a tremendous feat.  Now, imagine lifting this monstruous weighty bar from the floor to overhead!?!  Unbelievable!!

It took 16 years to come close of this untouchable, unbreakable 585 lbs Clean and Jerk record. The closest you can get is the 580 lbs (263 kg) Clean and Jerk (official world record) of "The Iranian Hercules" Hossein Rezazadeh performed at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games.  Taranenko world record was stole away from him!!!  Sad... 

Forget the stupid weight classes changes, recognized or not, to this date, Leonid Taranenko will forever be known as the man who lifted the highest weight from the ground to overhead, period.

Olympic weightlifting all-time records

mardi 18 octobre 2011


The strongest men who ever lived...
Here are my 6 favorite strongmen ever.  Without a doubt these strongmen must figure in any serious top ten strongest men list.  Be sure that each man on this list can be billed as the Strongest Man Of All Time.


Born Octobre 10, 1863 in Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville, Quebec, Canada and died 1912.
5'81/2", 300 pounds

Neck: 20" (50.8 cm)
Biceps: 20" (51.5 cm)
Forearms: 16.3" (41.4 cm) Wrists: 8.2" (20.8 cm)
Chest (normal): 55.2" (140.2 cm)
Chest expanded: 60" (152.4 cm)
Waist: 47.4" (120.4 cm)
Hips: 48.1" (122 cm)
Thighs: 28.5" (72.4 cm)
Knees: 17" (43.2 cm)
Calves: 19.3" (49 cm)
Ankles: 10.3" (26 cm)
Shoulder width with calipers across the deltoids: 25.6" (65 cm)

Known as the "Strongest Man Who Ever Lived", the French Canadian Louis Cyr was also the undisputed King of the Backlift, lifting 4337 pounds (1967 kg).  A feat that even WSM competitors of this era hasn't been able to duplicate, not even closely.

He overhead pressed an unwieldy 273.75 lbs thick-handle dumbbell filled with lead shot with his right arm. Besting the Eugen Sandow 's Bent Press World Record by 2 pounds.

Lifted a 534-pound (242 kg) weight with one finger.

At 19 years old, he lifted a rock from ground up to his shoulder, officially weighted at 514 pounds

Pushing a freight car up an incline

Take note that in the 1800s and early 1900s they weren't any enhancement drugs and supplements available.


Olympic weightlifter
Born 1942 in Russia
6'1", 357 pounds

Biceps: 21"
Waist: 62"

Snatch: 418 lbs (190.0 kg)
Clean and Press: 520.3 lbs (236.5 kg)
Clean and Jerk: 563.2 lbs (256.0 kg)
Total: 1419 lbs (645.0 kg) (clean and press + snatch + clean and jerk)
Total: 979 lbs (445.0 kg) (snatch + clean and jerk)
One Arm Snatch: 231 lbs (105 kg) (Left hand)
Back Squat: 1000 lbs.

Vasily Alexiev is a 2-times super heavyweight Olympic weightlifting Gold medalist at 1972 Munich and 1976 Montreal.  He got a clean and jerk of 563.2 pounds (256 kg).

- snatched an Olympic record 407 pounds of barbells into the air then followed that with his world record 561 pound clean and jerk for a total of 968 pounds.- Vasily Alexiev set 80 world records (usually breaking his own world records).
- From 1970 to 1977, Vasily Alexiev was unbeaten and held the World and European titles for those eight years.

It was reported in 1972 Pre-Olympic Sports Illustrated issue reports he could do 32 pull-ups at a bodyweight of ~ 350 pounds.


Weightlifter, powerlifter, strongman, showman, wrestler, boxer
Born 1932 in United States and died 1994.
5'9", 350 pounds

Biceps: 22.5"
Chest: 58"
Neck: 25"
Thighs: 36"
Calves: 20"

Bests Lifts:
  • Standard clean and press: 402.5 lb (182.6 kg)
  • One arm overhead press: 380 lb, 300 lb (140 kg) for 10 reps. (this 380 pound lift was the greatest lift ever lifted overhead with one arm; both were witnessed by Paul Magistratte)
  • Parallel squat: 1,202 lb (545 kg), two reps
  • Backlift: 6270 lbs (2844 kg), (weight raised slightly off trestles) included in the Guinness Book of World Records
  • Hip Lift: 4100 lbs.
  • Bench Press (Raw): 627 lb (284 kg)
  • Two Hand Overhead Press: 400 lbs. for 7 reps
  • Two Hand Overhead Press: 470
  • Jerk-Press: 560 lbs.
  • Clean and Jerk: 480 lb, unofficial
  • Deadlift: 820 pounds, he pulled a massive 1000 pounds deadlift using metal hooks attached to his wrists. This assisted deadlift was witnessed by Tommy Kono

Career Highlights

1955 World Champion Weightlifting

1956 Melbourne Olympics Gold Medallist in the 110+kg Class

2 Arm Press: 167.5 kg. (368.5 pounds)
2 Arm Snatch: 145 kg. (319 pounds)
2 Arm Clean and Jerk: 187.5 kg. (412.5 pounds)
Olympic total: 500 kg. (1100 pounds)
Best Olympic press: 575 pounds

1957 backlift of 6270 pounds

He was twice U.S. National Champion

He set 18 American Records

He set 8 World Records

He retired unbeaten and undefeated as an amateur

Paul Anderson is a super heavyweight weightlifting Olympic Gold medalist at 1956 Melbourne and a World Championships Gold medalist at 1955 Munich.

Paul Anderson is still to these days, The Greatest Squatter Of All Time.  No drugs, no knee wraps, no stupid suits, no cheating devices, Paul Anderson squatted 1252 pounds unofficially.  Also squatted 10 reps with 900 pounds in the presence of witnesses.  

Paul Anderson was also reputed for his superhuman shoulders' strength.


Powerlifter, strongman, wrestler
Born 1953 in United States
6'3", 330 pounds

Biceps: 23"
Forearms: 17"
Chest: 60"
Waist: 40"
Thighs: 32"
Calfs: 20.5"
Neck: 22+"

Aside from Mariusz Pudzianowski and Zydrunas Savickas, Bill Kazmaier is the greatest World's Strongest Man winner in history.  Bill Kazmaier won the 1980, 81 and 82 WSM contests.  He was so dominant that the WSM officials unfairly barred him from competing in order to keep people entertained.

- Bill Kazmaier had a world record bench press of 661 pounds in a 1981 powerlifting competition.  A raw bench press performed in a loose-fitting white T-shirt.  No sling-shot bench shirts and others cheating devices.  At the very same event, he totaled (Squat+Deadlift+Bench Press) 2425 lbs, no gimmicks, no suits.
- Bill Kazmaier could simultaneously clean a pair of 156-pound dumbbells and them for 10 reps.
- Bill Kazmaier was the first man ever to lift all five McGlashen Stones - weighting 200 to 350 pounds.
- His best lifts were: 925 lbs squat (done without a suit), 662 lbs bench press, and 974 lbs deadlift.
- Bill Kazmaier set the official World Record barbell curl of 440 lbs in 1985 as officiated by two Guinness Book representatives, and witnessed by many.


Weightlifter, powerlifter, strongman, wrestler
Born 1971 in United States
6'1", 410 pounds (220 pounds at age 9)

Neck: 24"
Fist: 14"
Wrist: 9.25" (23.5 cm)
Biceps: 24"
Chest: 64"
Waist: 48" (121.9 cm)
Thighs: 36" (91.5cm)
Calves: 22.5" (57 cm)
Shoe Size: 16
Suit Jacket: 64
Reach: 39"

A lifelong drug-free athlete, "The Silverback" Mark Henry is truly a freak of nature.  Excelled in the Holy Trinity of strength: Olympic lifting, powerlifting, and strongman competition.

- Mark Henry has held both the U.S. weightlifting and powerlifting superheavyweight championship titles at the same time.
- Mark Henry is a 1992 Olympian in Olympic lifting and placed tenth in the superheavyweight division, weighting 366 lbs at the time.

- Mark Henry has the greatest combined weightlifting / powerlifting total in history.

- After all these years Mark Henry still hold Men's Raw Drug Tested Powerlifting World Records (the only categorie that matter)
+ All Squats (with & without wraps) SHW 953 lbs Mark Henry USA 1995 WDFPF 
+ Deadlift SHW 903 lbs Mark Henry USA 1995 ADFPA 
+ All Totals (with & without wraps) SHW 2,336 lbs Mark Henry USA 1995 WDFPF

- Mark Henry won the inaugural Arnold Strongman Classic competition in 2002.  At this time, in my opinion, the Arnold Strongman Classic was the real World's Strongest Man contest.  No shitty strength athletism here, the Arnold Strongman was a pure test of sheer strength and raw power.
- In 2002, Mark Henry was the first man in history to clean and press with one hand the famed Thomas Inch dumbbell, a 172 pounds dumbbell with a 21/2 inches thick handle.

Just imagine the superhuman feats of strength he would had achieved if he hasn't left strength training in 1996 for a lucrative 10 years / $10 000 000 WWE wrestling contract.


Strongman, powerlifter
Nickname: Big Z
Born: July 15, 1975
Birthplace: Birzai, Lithuania

Hometown: Vilnius, Lithuania
Height: 6'3" (191 cm)
Weight: 375 lbs (170 kg)

Chest: 59.1" (150 cm)
Biceps: 21.7" (55 cm) 
Neck: 21.7" (55 cm)
Calf: 21.7" (55 cm)

Started training in Powerlifting at age 13
Entered his first strongman contest at age 16

Zydrunas Savickas is one of the strongest man of all time and one of the greatest strongman competitor of all time.  He is the only strongman to have won every major strongman competition.

4 time World's Strongest Man champion (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014)
2 time IFSA Strongman World Championships winner (2005-2006)
7 time Arnold Strongman Classic champion (2003-2008, 2014)
1 time Fortissimus champion (2009)
3 time Europe's Strongest Man champion (2010, 2012, 2013)
5 time World Log Lift Championships winner (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
12 time Lithuania's Strongest Man champion (1998-2000, 2002-2009, 2012, 2013)
10 time Lithuanian National Powerlifting Championships winner (1995-1997, 1999-2005)

Personal records:
  • Squat - 425.5 kg (938 lb) (Lithuanian record)
  • Bench press - 285.5 kg (629 lb) raw
  • Deadlift - 407.5 kg (898 lb) (Lithuanian record)
  • Total - 1,090 kg (2,400 lb) (Lithuanian record)

Done in the gym (personal records as of 2005 according to Savickas himself)

  • Squat – 400 kg (880 lb) for 3 reps raw with knee wraps
  • Bench press - 285.5 kg (629 lb) for 1 rep; 250 kg (550 lb) for 3 reps
  • Deadlift - 407.5 kg (898 lb) for 1 rep no wrist straps
  • Deadlift with wrist straps – 442 kg (972 lb)
  • Standing Overhead Press - 200 kg (440 lb) for 5 reps without leg drive
  • Standing Overhead Press - 240kg (529 lb) for 2 reps.

  • Log lift for Max Weight "new world record" – 227 kg (500 lb) (World record, 2014 Gians Live Poland, Dolina Charlotty, Poland)
  • Log lift for Max Weight - 220 kg (490 lb) (World record, 2012 World's Strongest Man, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Strongman Deadlift(with straps) - 442 kg (970 lb) Raw with straps (World Strongman Record, 2011)
  • Apollon's Axle Press for Max Weight - 215 kg (470 lb) (World Record, 2010 Giants Live, Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Apollon's Axle Press for Reps - 166 kg (370 lb) × 8 clean and press each rep (World record, 2006 Arnold Strongman Classic, Columbus, Ohio)
  • Giant Wooden Log lift for Max Weight - 210 kg (460 lb) (World Record, 2010 World's Strongest Man, Sun City, South Africa)
  • Apollon's Wheels Overhead for Reps - 155 kg (340 lb) × 8 reps
  • Giant Barbell Deadlift for Reps - 320 kg (710 lb) × 10 (World record, 2006 IFSA World Championships, Reykjavík, Iceland)
  • 22 kg (49 lb) Medicine ball for Height - 17 ft (5.18 m) (World record, 2004 Arnold Strongman Classic, Columbus, Ohio)
  • Atlas Stones (heavy set) - 25.65 seconds (World record, 2006 IFSA World Championships, Reykjavík, Iceland)
  • Metal Block press - 150 kg (330 lb) (World record, 2011 World's Strongest Man, Wingate,North Carolina)
  • Hummer Tire Deadlift for Max Weight - 506.6 kg (1,117 lb) (World record, 2012 Arnold Strongman Classic, Columbus, Ohio)
  • Heavy Super Yoke 500 kg (1,100 lb) - 7.50 seconds (World record, 2006 Arnold Strongman Classic, Columbus, Ohio)


Born: September 24, 1888 
Died: March 13, 1955, Quebec
Birthplace: Hébertville, Québec, Canada
Height: 5'51/2" (166.5 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)

Chest: 46"
Neck: 16"
Biceps: 17"
Waist: 28"
Thigh: 20"
Calf: 14"

He was one of thirteen children and built the foundation for his great strength at a young age by farming and working as a lumberjack.
Practising sports like Boxing and Wrestling since the age of 13.
When he was 14 years old, DeLamarre studied the exploits of Louis Cyr and declared that he would one day break Cyr's records.
Came to Montreal and joined the Police. At the time, Montreal cops were required to be big strong individuals. Delamarre was deemed too small but his feats of strength spoke for himself.

Some of his feats of strength were climbing a ladder carrying a horse in a sling, bending a quarter between his thumb and forefinger, etc.

Had double tendons and a four-inch thick spine, more than the double of a strongman (facts verified at the autopsy). He was said to be hard as steel.  

April 2nd 1914, when, at age 25, weighting 154 pounds, Victor DeLamarre officially bent-pressed (dévissé) 309-1/2 lbs at the Arcade theater of Montreal. 
Doing so, Delamarre shattered 4 records.
1- Defeating Louis Cyr (273 lbs bent-press)
2- Lifting a weight twice as heavy as him overhead with one-hand.
3- Doing the heaviest Bent-press (dévissé) in history.
4- Defeating all the heavyweights of the world as a middleweight.

  • February 24, 1922: officially clean-and-jerked 201.5 lbs with only one finger.
  • Around 1925, at Montreal: backlifted 65 people on a platform (7000 lbs) 

He wrestled over 1500 bouts as a professional, mainly in 1930s.

An expert on the subject, Raymond Desbiens, is convinced that Victor Delamarre was stronger than Louis Cyr, billed as the strongest man of all time by many historians. Raymond Desbiens also stated that Victor Delamarre had visibly more stamina than Louis Cyr in his performances. However, Louis Cyr was a better showman and had the classic strongman look.

Louis Gagné, the general director of l'Ermitage Saint-Antoine de Lac Bouchette - were the strongman memorabilia are exposed - stated: "Victor Delamarre defeated Louis Cyr on everything except marketing. Delamarre could have been a lot more famous: he was offered movie roles from an american producer. But he refused since they wanted him to change his name for Delaware."    

lundi 17 octobre 2011

Dada 5000 - the new Kimbo Slice

Dada 5000 is the new Kimbo Slice

Now that Kimbo Slice "The King of the Streets" is out of the street. Dada 5000 is the new Miami's Backyard Brawling Kingpin. Dada 5000 is the matchmaker, promoter, referee, and fighter in his own underground fight league.

Having the almost same unique look, size, tattoos... Dada 5000 and Kimbo Slice can easily be confuse to be one another. Dada 5000 was a member of Kimbo Slice's entourage in his backyard boxing days.

From Miami, Florida, United States, 34 years old, 6'3", 265 pounds (stupid MMA weight limit?! Dada 5000 (real name Dhafir Harris), after gaining fame via internet's YouTube, just like Kimbo Slice, make his MMA debut. Now Dada 5000 got an perfect MMA record of 2-0 (2 TKO's).

Dada 5000's Backyard Brawls

Dada 5000 in action

Dada 5000 MMA pro debut
Dada 5000 vs Killa Gorilla (Dhafir Harris vs Cedric James)

Dada 5000 second MMA pro fight
Dada 5000 vs Timothy Papp Jr

Dada 5000 training

samedi 15 octobre 2011

XPW Xtreme Pro Wrestling

XPW Xtreme Pro Wrestling
XPW was the kind of edgy (to say the least) wrestling promotion that I like.  Extreme, hardcore, violent with a lot of blood and, most importantly, a lot of sex.  
XPW owners Rob Black and Lizzy Borden
XPW was founded and owned by porn magnate Rob Black and his pornstar / wife Lizzy Borden.  Rob Black and Lizzy Borden folded millions of dollars in their wrestling venture and got inducted by the feds for obscene pornography distribution.  So, unfortunately, XPW folded...

XPW main player "The Franchise" Shane Douglas joins XPW wrestling and spits on Ric Flair, Hogan, and WCW...

Best Moments of XPW Pay-Per-View

Best of XPW Death Matches

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Lizzy Borden XPW wrestling

mercredi 12 octobre 2011

WCW Bash at the Beach 1999 - Hardcore Junkyard Invitational Match

WCW Bash at the Beach 1999 - Hardcore Junkyard Invitational Match

Hardcore Junkyard Invitational by wcwAttitude

WCW Hardcore Match/ Tournament/ Battle Royal/ Thing where a good deal of the participants got legit injured

Fit Finlay won a Junkyard Invitational also involving: Ciclope, Jerry Flynn, Johnny Grunge, Hak, Horace Hogan, Brian Knobs, Hugh Morrus, La Parka, Lord Steven Regal, Rocco Rock, Silver King, Squire David Taylor, and Mikey Whipwreck (13:51)
  • Finlay escaped the junkyard to win the match and the WCW Hardcore Trophy.
  • This match took place in a junkyard and the match could only be won climbing over a chain link fence and escaping.

mardi 11 octobre 2011

Cheating Nature Without Steroids by PYGOD


Cheating Nature Without Steroids: Basic Training & Heavy Eating. By PYGOD
This book is the only way to do so! I am the mad scientist who tests his own theory on himself! This results in the most extreme natural metamorphose ever seen in the history of humanity. I have gained 126 pounds of muscle in 5 years without any steroids and supplements.

So I know what I'm talking about. I'm an expert on the subject! Believe me, it's worked for me, so it will work for you!

Do you want bigger arms? Do you want a bigger chest? Do you want to be big and strong? This book was written for you!

Whether you're an aspiring strongman and/or a pencil-neck geek tired of being bullied in the schoolyard! This is the book! This is your book! This book's for you!

If you get the incredible chance to be a big-boned naturally strong individual, there are no limits! Just look at me, I came from a skinny geek to a bulky strongman. Now just imagine what Cheating Nature Without Steroids can do for you!

Let's be realistic; the Iron Game, the strength field, is infested by drugs and supplements. Now, a kid wanting to get big and strong does not ask what exercises to do. Hell, no! He asks about what stuff to take. Today, it's all about shortcuts! But with or without shortcuts, if you don't do the right exercises, you won't get anywhere!

Unfortunately, in the strength-training world, steroids and growth hormones are common. If you're not doing them, you're the exception! I've always been a rebel and an outsider, so I'm proud to be the exception and proud to be like no one else. And you too, you're not obligated to do steroids to become humongously big and strong. Follow my path: it's a lot safer, less expensive, and the results are the same. You will be proud of yourself to do things the hard way, like the old-time strongmen. Sweat and tears instead of steroids and supplements!

It works! I am the living proof!

About the Author

When you think about doing the most with the least, the author of this book is the best example ever. From a 24 year-old, small-boned man with a very fast metabolism, he became the first 300-pound drug-free giant in history. PYGOD truly believes than anybody can duplicate and even best his success in weightlifting and strength training in less time than he did. All you need is the three ingredients for success: this book, hard work, and dedication. Success is up to you!
Available at:

lundi 10 octobre 2011

Bunkhouse Battle Royal

I've always thought that the Bunkhouse was an interesting and entertaining concept.

1985 NWA Bunkhouse Stampede

20 Man Bunkhouse Battle Royal 01.03.1987 Boston Garden

samedi 8 octobre 2011

The Nexus Raw Debut


“You are either Nexus or your against us”

The original 8 NXT competitors from the first edition formed one of the most awesome FTW faction in wrestling history.

The Original Nexus (NXT)

The Nexus RAW debut   (Nexus destroying RAW)

Debut at 11:50
The rookies from WWE NXT join forces to destroy everything in their path - Raw, June 7, 2010

Nexus Attaque Smackdown 1 octobre 2010

NXT Rookies (Nexus) attacks Mr.McMahon + Awakening from the coma

Outch! Mr. McMahon took some serious bumps in this angle.

The Nexus Attacks Wwe Legends With all due respect for the Legends: "Kill Those Old Faggots!!"

WWE The Story of The Nexus (How it all began)

After being humiliated and treated like shit...  The NXT became The Nexus.

Nexus theme song (We Are One from 12 Stones)

NXT Nexus 8 Rookies

The average NXT / Nexus member would be 6'1", 238 lbs, 6 years pro, age 29

Interesting links:

lundi 3 octobre 2011

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