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    Default 6270 lbs

    Grown fella here.


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    i think a zero may have been added to that weight over time.
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    Yeah I'm callin' boo crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixiedeerslaya View Post
    i think a zero may have been added to that weight over time.
    My thoughts too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Birddawg View Post
    I dont know how it was done. For all I know that weird bastard that determined it's gender licked it.

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    I agree. There are not many raw squats over 900#. While a backlift is much easier 7x seems impossible for the human spine.

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    From Wiki:

    The Guinness Book of World Records (1985 edition) lists his feat of lifting 6,270 pounds (2844.02 kg) in a back lift as "the greatest weight ever raised by a human being".

    Anderson turned professional after the 1956 Summer Olympics, and so many of his feats of strength, while generally credible, were not done under rigorous enough conditions to be official. Nevertheless, Guinness Book of World Records did cite him in its 1985 edition for a backlift of 6,270 pounds. This became the basis for his reputation as the "World's Strongest Man". However, in the years that followed several questions arose about the lift - including the actual weight of the safe and table - leading Guinness to withdraw its recognition as a record. As a result, Paul Anderson's name is no longer found in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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