The weights lifted by today’s strongmen are dizzying. The fact so many of the current strongman world records have been sent in the last year or two shows how quickly the level is rising. If you’re finding the numbers a little abstract just remind yourself that a polar bear weighs about 500kg. Meaning Eddie Hall could deadlift one…

Max Axel Press

  • 215kg
  • Zydrunas Savickas (Giants Live Istanbul 2011)

Max Circus Dumbbell

  • 141kg/310lbs
  • Dimitar Savatinov (Giants Live: Official Strongman Open London 2016)

Max Log Press

  • 228kg/502.6lbs
  • Zydrunas Savickas (Rio 2015)

Max Deadlift (straps allowed/Lift on a conventional calibrated bar)

  • 500kg/1102lbs
  • Eddie Hall (Giants Live: World Deadlift Championships Leeds 2016)

Weight over bar

  • 56lbs (25.4kg) over a 5.9m/19’5” bar
  • Hafpor Bjornsson (Columbus 2016)

Max Atlas Stone

  • 252kg/552lbs lifted onto a 4ft platform (1.22m)
  • Brian Shaw (Columbus 2016)

Wrecking Ball Hold

  • 2:20.49 minutes
  • Mark Felix (Sacramento, California 2022)

Flintstone Barbell

  • 246 KG (546LBS)
  • Oleksii Novikov (Sacramento, California 2022)

Keg Toss

  • 33lbs (15kg) over a 7.75m bar
  • Brian Shaw (Sacramento 2021)

Most WSM appearances

  • 13 appearances in total by Magnus Samuelsson of Sweden

Most Consecutive appearance in WSM Finals

  • Terry Hollands, 9 Finals (2006 to 2014)

Most WSM Podium finishes

  • Zydrunas Savickas has taken the podium ten times, winning six silver and four gold medals

Most WSM titles

  • Mariusz Pudzianowski has won World’s Strongest Man five times (2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008)


Results correct as of November 2022.