Gregg Ernst Backlift World Record

Gregg Ernst Backlift World Record
Gregg Ernst is the Backlift Guinness World Record Holder with 5340 lbs.  StrengthFighter.com
Gregg Ernst is the Backlift Guinness World Record Holder with 5340 lbs.  StrengthFighter.com


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.

Gregg Ernst is the Backlift Guinness World Record Holder with 5340 lbs.  StrengthFighter.com

Gregg Ernst
Born Gregg Ernst
September 30, 1961 (age 57)
Canada Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Occupation Strongman Powerlifting
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 326 lb (148 kg)
Competition record
Strongman
Representing  Canada
World’s Strongest Man
6th 1991 World’s Strongest Man
7th 1992 World’s Strongest Man
Canada’s Strongest Man
1st 1990
1st 1991
Nova Scotia Farmer’s Walk
1st 1988
1st 1989
Powerlifting
Representing  Canada
Atlantic Powerlifting Championships
1st 1982 +125kg
1st 1983 +125kg

Gregg Ernst is an old school dinosaur raw and natural strongman
He wents on to compete twice at the World’s Strongest Man.


Personal Records

  • Squat – 750 pounds (340 kg)
  • Deadlift – 800 pounds (360 kg)
  • Bench Press – 510 pounds (230 kg)

Sources: http://johnkoenig.squarespace.com/journal/2015/3/14/meeting-gregg-ernst-old-school-crazy-strong-canadian.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregg_Ernst

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