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    Tom Platz - man of squat

    495 or more for 23 reps, worth about 836.

    http://www.joeskopec.com/platz.wmv

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    Holy shit.

    Is that the news caster for WSM behind him?
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    Damn thats awesome.

    BTW who is the guy who helped tom put the bar back at the end, he looks very familiar

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    Bill Kazmaier. There is a guy about my height 290, a strongman, and Bill made him look pretty tiny.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...Strongman+Bill

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    Thats him! Damn, I couldnt remember his name, and finding anything on WSM is impossible.
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    He is remembered for his powers of concentration and perseverance over adversity. He was the first human to bench press over 300 kg. or 660 pounds. He held the world record bench at 661 pounds for a long time. He was the first man to lift all five McGlashen Stones in competition. He remains the only man to lift the Thomas Inch Dumbell overhead. He could cheat curl 315 pounds for fifteen reps.
    Here is the guy Bill made look small, he is currently #7 ranked in the US as a strongman.

    http://www.clintdarden.com/

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    That Clint guy is a puss! Check out Mariusz www.pudzian.pl
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    http://www.clintdarden.com/pics/MVC-913F.JPG

    I dont know him all that well, but I respect him, not just for lifting. He is an all around good guy, and plenty strong. I saw a clip of him about 2 years ago benching 315x10 as a warmup, raw. He's no pussy.

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    Your right, he is not a pussy. But he does not have what it takes to even compare to compete with the WSM http://www.pudzian.pl/foto/321.jpg

    Thats not even including Magnus Samuelson, Svend Karlson, or hugo Gerard.
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    He is still young. He tore his left hamstring some time ago and I dont really follow him, so I have no idea what his recouperation is like, etc etc

    The American kid who got busted a couple years ago looked awesome, competed "ok," but hasn't been heard from since when he claimed he would come back 100% natural.

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    Your right, he is pretty young. I think I know the kid your talking about. I will try and look him up.

    I will get some pics of my friend Kini. He used to train for strong man in Hawaii. He is like 5'6" and 220lbs. I have seen him bench 405 on incline for 8 reps un-shirted. He is Tongan though.
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    Re: Tom Platz - man of squat

    Originally posted by Mudge
    495 or more for 23 reps, worth about 836.

    http://www.joeskopec.com/platz.wmv
    simply amazing.

    do you know when that video was shot?



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    I dont but I'd guess later 80s looking at his face/hair?

    Johnny Perry, died at 30, 6'5" 380.

    http://www.chadnicholls.net/gossip/perry.htm

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    Originally posted by PreMier
    He is like 5'6" and 220lbs.
    He quit? I've seen a couple guys at an old gym that I'd say were naturally very strong. One was a big mexican guy, just barely taller than myself but barely fit through the doorframe, said he was benching 405 I believe. He would do reps with 245 behind the neck, which to me is insane. I do front presses with 185

    Another was a huge (and fat) Hawaiin/Tongan (no idea) guy who was benching 4 plates for reps, and probably was just there to show off, I dont think he lifted normally. The guy was probably 400ish pounds himself.

    I also worked with a couple islanders who were cousins. The older guy who was in his early 50s about tore my arm off arm wrestling, this was about 7 years ago, the "young" 45ish year old looked very lean and muscular, he looked like he worked out religiously but I dont know. He had his islands record for speed riding a bicycle around the island non-stop, he set it in the late 70s he said.

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    He remains the only man to lift the Thomas Inch Dumbell overhead. He could cheat curl 315 pounds for fifteen reps.
    Are you sure? Seems I heard that Mark Henry "the world's strongest man" lifted the Thomas Dumbell not a few months ago.

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