This is a mini documentary that CTV did of Gregg Ernst back in 1993, just weeks after he set the world record in the backlift – 5340 lbs – by lifting two Ford Festivas on a platform.
Canadian strongman’s record hidden for 21 years
Guinness record category dropped after Gregg Ernst back-lifted 2,422 kg to set the record in 1993. 21 years later, he has finally made the record books.
September 30, 1961
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||326 lb (148 kg)|
|World’s Strongest Man|
|6th||1991 World’s Strongest Man|
|7th||1992 World’s Strongest Man|
|Canada’s Strongest Man|
|Nova Scotia Farmer’s Walk|
|Atlantic Powerlifting Championships|
- Squat – 750 pounds (340 kg)
- Deadlift – 800 pounds (360 kg)
- Bench Press – 510 pounds (230 kg)