[music playing] We’re going to
try to replicate Paul Anderson’s record-breaking
402 pound overhead press. Paul lifted it from
the deck to his chest, and then pressed it overhead. But that takes a good couple
of months of training, and we haven’t
had that training. Paul Anderson cleaned
and pressed 402 pounds. What we’re going
to do is similar, but we’re going to do
it strongman style. I’m going to start warming up. We took out the
cleans, and we’re going to attempt the press itself. Because that’s actually what
Paul Anderson is known for. So it’s from the
shoulders to overhead. – Yeah.
– Aye. Well, look, since
we’ve got the set up– we’ve got 155 pounds on the bar,
this is a nice warm up weight. Why don’t we get an
average person to do this? Cameraman. Come on, buddy.
Get in here. Average Ian. You’re an average guy. Let’s get you on this.
– Ian! – Here he is!
– Come on, buddy. Here he is. Before every challenge,
we call in the average man just to show you exactly
how strong you have to be to do these feats of strength. I feel like I’m going to
like, just keel over backwards. No, it’s fine. If you do, don’t worry. I got my phone, I’ll
call 9-1-1 for you. Oh, thanks. Appreciate that. And I’ve got my phone,
I’ll take a video. Oh, good. [chuckling] All right. Come on! You knocked my hat off. Jeez. Right, three– Three, two– – One.
– One. Go. [groaning] [laughter] It’s heavy. And it’s how much I weigh,
so good luck, good luck. Cheers, Ian. Cheers. Four more. 310. Five on each side. All right guys, we
got the bar loaded. The bar is 45 pounds. These two big red
plates are 55 pounds. The two greens are 25s. We have a black 10. And then on the outside
here, we have a blue 5. And then the collars
on the outside are actually 5.5
pounds, which gives us a total of 406 pounds even. So we’re taking the record
up by 3 and 1/2 pounds. So this is a good weight here. It’s going to be fun. I think we can make it happen. Let’s get it. [grunting] Get up. Shoulders are my specialty. Let’s go. [grunting] I’ve got the strongest
shoulders in America. And doing the overhead
press, following after one of my heroes– I’m really excited about this. [grunting] Come on, Robby! (SCREAMING) Get up! [grunting] Good. Come on. Big press. Up! [cheering] Yeah! Nice! [applause] (SCREAMING) Yes! [applause] I felt really good
about the press. It was a little
emotional for me. Thanks, guys. Thank you. When I saw Paula and I saw
the statue, I had goosebumps. It was one of the greatest
moments of my strongman career. Come on, Ed. I’ve lifted 476
pounds above my head. And that’s the
current world record in strongman to putting a
weight above your head straight. Come on, Ed. The problem here
is I haven’t lifted anything above 300 pounds
over my head in the last year. [grunting] Come on, come on, come on. And then we get to this
lift and it’s 400 pounds. (YELLING) Let’s go, Ed! Then I’ll be honest, I don’t
know if I can do this thing. Easy up, easy up. And then I looked around, I
looked at the Anderson family, and I saw their faces waiting
in anticipation for me to do that lift. (YELLING) Come on, you got it! You got it! [screaming] (SCREAMING) Boom! [cheering] Whoa. Good job, man! To have Paul’s family
there watching on, I felt as though
that I couldn’t fail. So I had to get
really psyched up. I got really angry. [roaring] And I channeled all my energy
into getting that lift done. And I’m so glad I did, and I’m
glad I paid my respect to Paul. [growling] Let’s go, Brian, come on. Because of my training,
pressing 402 pounds has now become not
that much weight. (YELLING) Come on, Brian! Now, it’s taken
me a long, long time to be able to say that. Because for a long time,
402 pounds was a weight that was a goal weight for me. Come on. Easy. Easy! (YELLING) Yeah! [cheering] (YELLING) Yeah! Nice. Brian is one of
the strongest guys that’s ever walked this planet. And it looked so effortless. He really is a
phenomenal athlete. Paula, will you come up
here and take a photo with us? The whole family?
You guys, come on, come on. – Yeah, seriously.
– Come up. Him doing that back in
the day with 402 pounds is absolutely incredible. [laughter]

Paul Anderson’s 402 Pound Overhead Press: The Strongest Man in History (Season 1) | History

100 thoughts on “Paul Anderson’s 402 Pound Overhead Press: The Strongest Man in History (Season 1) | History

  • July 30, 2019 at 5:22 pm
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    Tune in to new episodes of "The Strongest Man in History" Wednesdays at 10/9c!

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  • August 25, 2019 at 11:16 am
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    Lasha Talakhadze :))

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  • August 25, 2019 at 11:48 am
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    That poor camera guy lmao

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  • August 25, 2019 at 2:04 pm
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    Brian seems like the Keanu Reeves of strongmen

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  • August 25, 2019 at 3:18 pm
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    When it came to static strength, no one beat eddie hall. Dude is crazy strong.

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  • August 25, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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    Larry wheels says hold my beer!

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  • August 25, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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    jeeeezus!!!!

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  • August 25, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Eddie. What about Zydrunas pressing the log? It was over 500lbs.

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  • August 25, 2019 at 11:10 pm
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    As I recall Paul hasn't used roids,he was natural.Anyways respect to you guys lifting that much,it's just insane!Brian could do more with ease!

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  • August 26, 2019 at 4:55 am
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    Paul Anderson didn’t take supplements either, just for perspective.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 5:20 am
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    Paul Anderson did it without bending is knees and using its knees as momentum . The first man did it wrong and Bryan too because he used his knee as momentum but the second man did it perfect. The strict press is not in the olympics anymore because the tecnique of lifting has changed to another. Noticed how the second guy said strict on the lift and what strict actually means without using momentum from knees and only arms

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  • August 26, 2019 at 1:38 pm
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    I voted for Trump

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  • August 26, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    paul anderson as a professional push pressed off racks 600 lbs these guys are a joke

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  • August 26, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    How is Brian Shaw so nice on all those steroids?

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  • August 26, 2019 at 11:48 pm
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    Eddie complimenting Brian!?!?

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  • August 27, 2019 at 12:39 am
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    I wish Andre the giant did more strong man feats

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  • August 27, 2019 at 6:34 am
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    Those crowds should be way bigger

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  • August 27, 2019 at 3:02 pm
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    1:32 reminds me of a lot Kay commercial😂😂

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  • August 27, 2019 at 4:22 pm
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    Check out Serge Reding video pressing over 500 in a Olympic weightlifting competition-from the floor up over his head in a press.

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  • August 27, 2019 at 4:42 pm
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    If he weighs that much then he’s not an average man he’s small then! 😂

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  • August 27, 2019 at 4:47 pm
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    I tried this at home.
    I am inside of the earth now.

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  • August 27, 2019 at 9:59 pm
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    I love how they smash the record while maintaining huge respect for Paul

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  • August 28, 2019 at 12:51 am
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    Paul Anderson was a beast of a man. Still think his back press should be in the G Book of World Records.

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  • August 28, 2019 at 3:13 am
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    I was waiting for Brian to start lifting it for reps. 😂

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  • August 28, 2019 at 6:16 am
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    Have these guys not seen larry wheels overhead press?

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  • August 28, 2019 at 1:31 pm
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    Brian not taking off the hoodie reminds me of when Larry Bird didn't take off his warmup in 3pt contests

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  • August 28, 2019 at 5:25 pm
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    She looks like she was having a good time 👌🏿

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  • August 28, 2019 at 7:09 pm
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    they re bears in human form

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  • August 28, 2019 at 7:33 pm
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    1:08 Oberst nearly kills a guy lol.

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  • August 28, 2019 at 9:48 pm
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    Did Nick not do it?

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  • August 29, 2019 at 3:08 am
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    I saw Paul Anderson at Tyler Jr. College back in 71 or 72. They covered a heavy wooden table with TJC football players , Anderson slid underneath it , and with his back to the bottom of the table he lifted all four legs off the floor. Then he drove a nail through a 2×4 with his palm in one hit. Crazy huh

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  • August 29, 2019 at 11:45 am
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    And how about you try and beat the average Joe in a cardio test … Then who's gonna look bad !!! A stupid comparison to begin the video … Untrained 70 kg guy vs a trained 150+ kg guy .

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  • August 29, 2019 at 12:27 pm
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    I think picking that little runt camera man, to represent the average man, was just a bit unrealistic. 155 overhead isn’t that heavy at all

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  • August 29, 2019 at 2:04 pm
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    Fools they need steroids to press 406 lb hahaha

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  • August 29, 2019 at 2:04 pm
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    Fools they need steroids to press 406 lb hahaha

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  • August 29, 2019 at 5:34 pm
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    I wanted to see them clean it, you got teenage boys in the olympics clean this kinda weight

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  • August 29, 2019 at 6:08 pm
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    I laugh every time they call in the average man. Haha. Average man!

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  • August 29, 2019 at 9:15 pm
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    Something I only learned as I started weight training: The weight never gets lighter, it never gets easier, you just become capable of more. Doesn't matter how big and strong you are, that bar crushes your hands with the same force, your body is carrying the same load.

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  • August 29, 2019 at 9:24 pm
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    Why didn't nick do it?

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  • August 30, 2019 at 1:23 am
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    Why didnt Nick Best have a go?

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  • August 30, 2019 at 6:05 am
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    Why are there so few people watching this live? History Channel needs to advertice this so I can come watch!

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  • August 30, 2019 at 7:12 am
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    I like these. Good job history channel. Now someone tell me if ancient aliens is bs or not.

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  • August 30, 2019 at 12:54 pm
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    I thought I was bad with 255-275.

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  • August 30, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    I love strongman because unlike most individual sports they all want the best for each other and are close friends

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  • August 30, 2019 at 6:37 pm
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    2:45
    He blows out his sphincter

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  • August 30, 2019 at 7:31 pm
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    Thats insane haha

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  • August 30, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    Paul Anderson has lifted from the ground, but anyway congratulations guys it's really impressive

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  • August 31, 2019 at 1:49 am
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    Those rogue plates look amazing.

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  • August 31, 2019 at 5:59 pm
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    Cheers Ian.

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  • August 31, 2019 at 7:44 pm
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    The noise the weight makes when it is put on. 👌🏾

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  • August 31, 2019 at 10:10 pm
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    Never noticed how big the actually were tell they were spotting the “average” man

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  • September 1, 2019 at 12:53 am
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    He looks like a hobbit to theses guys that look like over sized dwarfs

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  • September 1, 2019 at 2:51 am
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    I can pick up my step mom and she’s a whale

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  • September 1, 2019 at 7:41 am
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    This has nothing to do with history. Shame on this channel. Dumbed down Americans they are trying to change your history while distracting you. This should be on espn

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  • September 1, 2019 at 11:37 am
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    Pshhh brad dingleburry can do 500lbs!!!! ezzzzzz!!!!

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  • September 1, 2019 at 5:58 pm
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    That guys below average size and strength for sure im just sayin he couldn’t lift 158 i think they got a smaller guy for sure how ever the average mans not that far off

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  • September 1, 2019 at 6:43 pm
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    Hosein Razazadeh did 580lbs in 2004 at the Athens Olympics

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  • September 1, 2019 at 8:35 pm
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    If either one of them had to put those vice grips on you, you're done…

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  • September 1, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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    That’s cool and all, but y’all remember when the grinch overhead pressed a whole sleigh

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  • September 1, 2019 at 11:55 pm
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    That dude they pulled was a complete dork. That slap on the back hurt him lmao

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  • September 2, 2019 at 12:04 am
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    Whoever put these 4 Strongmen together for this series is inspirational!
    These guys are so good together and so bonded

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  • September 2, 2019 at 1:03 am
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    I don't know if making the family watch four guys smash their famous relatives record is…"paying respects"

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  • September 2, 2019 at 1:21 am
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    Eddies strict press is much harder than Robert who used a lot of legs and than just getting under it.

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  • September 2, 2019 at 2:30 am
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    When Ian came to lift the weight the size between him and the Giants my Lord.

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  • September 2, 2019 at 5:45 am
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    The guy holding the umbrella looks like discount Bucky

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  • September 2, 2019 at 11:49 am
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    Strongest shoulders in US? More like strongest legdrive. Eddie for the win with a REAL strict press………………

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  • September 2, 2019 at 7:43 pm
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    Half the things they try are myths, but its cool to see them make it happen 💯

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  • September 2, 2019 at 8:14 pm
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    For sheer safety, these men should have spotters at all times in case of muscle, tendon, ligament, or bone failure. EXTREMELY DEADLY.

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  • September 2, 2019 at 10:48 pm
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    Brian's a total beast …

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  • September 3, 2019 at 5:18 am
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    Can someone make a 5E Eddie Hall Barbarian class?

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  • September 3, 2019 at 6:27 am
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    Larry wheels has entered chat*

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  • September 4, 2019 at 1:19 am
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    Average man: “ow my rotator cuff!”

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  • September 4, 2019 at 5:23 am
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    YOU ALL SHOULD MEET BRAUN STROWMAN AT WWE

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  • September 4, 2019 at 6:52 am
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    Three of the four lifts used bent knees for momentum; only one lift was a clean press.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 1:37 pm
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    3:57
    that roar
    wow

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  • September 4, 2019 at 3:05 pm
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    Paul Anderson's lift is still more impressive since he f'n power cleaned it.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    Brian isnt human man 😂 hes one of the last remaining giants from mythical stories. Except hes real.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Brian's voice reminds me of Kevin Malone's from the office

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  • September 5, 2019 at 12:09 am
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    Awesome

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  • September 5, 2019 at 2:03 am
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    1:27 wtf was this so pleasing to watch? 😂

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  • September 5, 2019 at 2:36 am
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    Not really fair to the old record holders considering these guys are roided out.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    They should try to bench press each other

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  • September 5, 2019 at 5:53 am
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    I'm 5'10 paul Anderson was also 5'10

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  • September 5, 2019 at 8:23 am
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    Don't try this at home

    How am I supposed to replicate this???

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  • September 5, 2019 at 10:18 am
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    Fake plates???

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  • September 5, 2019 at 12:45 pm
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    I’m sure the family is glad they invited these guys out here so they could break all of Paul’s records like easy

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  • September 5, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    They loaded on those weights like they were paper plates 😂
    I’m impressed that Ian could even lift it off the stand 👌

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  • September 5, 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    Oberst saying "I have the strongest shoulders in america" and the Eddie proceeds to strict press what Oberst had to push press.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    the other 3 guys are strong and all but brian is something else man

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  • September 5, 2019 at 7:35 pm
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    10/10 shoes rob

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  • September 5, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    Wilt Chamberlain could bench press 600

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  • September 5, 2019 at 11:08 pm
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    Isn't is the time to use kgs instead of lbs ?!

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  • September 5, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    I’m related to Paul Anderson

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  • September 6, 2019 at 1:14 am
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    What if they throw it down and it accidentally lands on there toe

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  • September 6, 2019 at 2:34 am
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    Why don't they go to Olympics in weigh lifting? … They will get gold for sure

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  • September 6, 2019 at 3:24 am
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    They should dress up as hulk for Halloween

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  • September 6, 2019 at 3:27 am
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    Eddie hall was the only one who uses his raw strength to complete the lift everyone else used their momentum

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  • September 6, 2019 at 3:31 am
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    What is the white powder?

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  • September 6, 2019 at 5:23 am
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    But wait Larry Wheels did a 425lb OHP

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  • September 6, 2019 at 6:47 am
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    406 is 186 kilo

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