Top 10 Best Powerlifters of All Time

September 11, 2021 By Sourav


Top 10 Best Powerlifters of All Time

Power Lifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. Even the World Strongman competitions that find the strongest of the strongest around the world use rules similar to Power Lifting. Here are the Top 10 Best Powerlifters of All Time.

 

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10. Benedikt Magnusson

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Benedikt-Magnusson

 

At number 10 in the list of top 10 best powerlifters of all time, we have Benedikt Magnusson from Iceland.

He is a strongman competitor and a powerlifter who previously held the record for the highest deadlift until Eddie Hall surpassed him. He still is the world record holder for the raw deadlift of 1015 lb.

 

9. Mikhail Koklyaev

 

At number 9 in the list of the top 10 best powerlifters of all time, we have Mikhail Koklyaev from Russia. He is a national weightlifting champion, a powerlifter, and a strongman competitor.

Koklyaev has become quite a personality on YouTube considering the frequent video posts of his incredible feats of strength. He is also the second person in history to clean and jerk the famous 501 lb barbell used by Vasily Alekseyev.

 

8. Eddie Hall

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Eddie-Hall

 

At number 8 in the list of top 10 best powerlifters of all time, we have Eddie Hall from England. He has won Britain’s Strongest Man three times, UK’s Strongest Man five times, and England's Strongest Man twice.

Considering his track record, he is quite a weightlifter who has the current world record in deadlift using straps.

 

7. Andy Bolton

 

At number 7, we have Andy Bolton from England. He is three times WPC World Powerlifting Champion and a strongman.

He is the first person to lift 1000 pounds in the deadlift, has the record for fourth-highest squat of all time (1213.63), and third-highest three lift total of 2806.34.

 

6. Brian Siders

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Brian-Siders

 

At number 6 in the list of top 10 best powerlifters of all time, we have Brian Siders from the USA. He is a two-times World Champion and five times National Champion powerlifter,

He is also a regular face in the strongman competitions. He is often considered the strongest ever when it comes to pressing movements.

 

5. Paul Anderson

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Paul-Anderson

 

At number 5 in the list of top 10 best powerlifters of all time, we have Paul Anderson from the USA. He is often considered one of the strongest men in recorded history for his record of “greatest weight ever raised by a human being” when he raised a humongous 6270 pounds on his back.

He is also an Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion weightlifter.

 

4. Bill Kazmaier

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Bill-Kazmaier

 

At number 4 in the list of top 10 best powerlifters of all time, we have Bill Kazmaier from the USA. He is one of the greatest competitors of all time when it comes to strength competitions.

He is a world champion powerlifter, world champion strongman, and wrestler. He has won two IPF World Championships three World’s Strongman titles.

 

3. Mark Henry

 

At number 3 we have Mark Henry. Ever since he was a teenager, he has been among the strongest in his age group. As a powerlifter, he has won WDFPF World Championship and USA National Championship twice.

Apart from that he also holds many records like the squat, deadlift, and total in WDFPF and deadlift in USAPL. Besides weightlifting, he also achieved his place among the most popular WWE superstars of all time.

 

2. Zydrunas Savickas

 

At number 2 in the list of the top 10 best powerlifters of all time, we have Zydrunas Savickas from Lithuania. He is often considered one of the strongest persons of all time.

He has won the Arnold Strongman competition 8 times, Lithuanian Strongest man 11 times, Europe’s Strongest thrice. Also, his 880 pounds squat, 900-pound deadlift, and 629 pounds bench are his country’s records.

 

1. Ed Coan

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Ed-Coan

 

At number 1 in the list of top 10 best powerlifters of all time, we have Ed Coan from the USA. Ed Coan is widely regarded as one of the greatest strongmen of all time and the best when it comes to 'pound for pound'. 

Despite not being as huge as his opponents he has set 71 world records in powerlifting and is the lightest person to cross the 2400lb barrier.

 

Final Words

And, we hope you liked our ranking of the top 10 best powerlifters of all time. Don't forget to send us your feedback in the comment segment below.

 

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  1. BitbitPH
    BitbitPH November 25, 2019 21:12

    I like watching movies with fast cars and beautiful women.

  2. Scott
    Scott February 15, 2020 06:20

    Larry Pacifico. Shane Hammon??? Ever heard of these two?

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das February 15, 2020 16:43

      Yes, we do. But, do you really think they can replace the lifters we have listed on this list?

    2. Teddy Finland
      Teddy finland May 27, 2020 14:18

      Lamar gant
      Mike bridges
      Hideki Inaba
      John inzer
      Don reinhoudt
      There are so many forgotten athletes many who competed mostly raw like mr . Reinhoudt who squatted over 900 pounds in gym shorts no wraps and a standard belt
      The mighty moles stage presence and Anthony Clark’s reverse grip bench’s were remarkable

  3. Carl Brendlinger
    Carl Brendlinger March 20, 2020 15:01

    Lol, you missed #1. Mike Bridges is the greatest powerlifter of all time, only Ed Coan is in the conversation.

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das March 20, 2020 17:54

      Thanks for the suggestion, mate! We will soon include him on this list.

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