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Best Powerlifter of All Time! (video)

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2009/07/29 23:45:00 (permalink)
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Best Powerlifter of All Time! (video)

Arguements can be made for a few select indivuduals for this title, but Ed Coan MUST be placed on that list - like the Micheal Jordan of lifting!
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9L5XJta3Ag
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    iain123
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    Re:Best Powerlifter of All Time! (video) 2009/07/29 23:54:15 (permalink)
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    good video and even better music.
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    Re:Best Powerlifter of All Time! (video) 2009/07/29 23:56:01 (permalink)
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    The squat and bench looked very easy for him, A great surley!!?

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    Re:Best Powerlifter of All Time! (video) 2009/07/30 01:08:40 (permalink)
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    Ed Coan was simply a freak of nature. His proportions and built are perfectly suited for powerlifting. Defo one of my favourites for the way in which he executed his lifts- always perfect form.

    One of my faves is Kirk Karowski- one of the most intense fellas ever. Long clip but worth a look.

    Some of his figures are a tad depressing though, 110kg military press/180kg raw bench at 17 and 90kg.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCxc2GR3u3E&feature=fvw

    (Check out the 4:45 minute mark for 1000lbs/455kg x2 in training)

    Going back some, Jon Cole was probably my favourite 'early' lifter. 2300lbs+ (with either no equipment or terrible equipment by today's standards)@ 283lbs. I can't think of any current lifters who could touch that?

    Don Reinhoudt also totalled 2400lbs+ pretty much unequipped. He was heavy though lol.

    Makes me ask, with all the 'developments' in terms of training, diet, nutrition, supplements and 'chemistry', has the standard really improved at all?
     
    Of course there are stand out lifts, Andy Bolton's 1000lb deadlift for example, but there were guys squatting 800-900lbs unequipped or with little equipment 30 years ago, and some benching 650+ unequipped.
     
    Have we really improved or just complicated things further and giving the illusion of progession through more equipment?
    post edited by badboy007 - 2009/07/30 01:12:56
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    Re:Best Powerlifter of All Time! (video) 2009/07/30 07:10:58 (permalink)
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    I don't think there has been much development in chemistry. In fact in some feds the trade between more testing and better equipment as not even balanced out.

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    Re:Best Powerlifter of All Time! (video) 2009/07/30 21:05:50 (permalink)
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    WOW, now that's impressive.

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    Re:Best Powerlifter of All Time! (video) 2009/07/30 21:12:42 (permalink)
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    iaink

    I don't think there has been much development in chemistry. In fact in some feds the trade between more testing and better equipment as not even balanced out.


    But I can't think of many untested lifters who could match Reindhoudt's or Jon Coles total without equipment (or with minimal equipment), given the nature the lifts were performed.
     
    Apart from the deadlift, which lift has actually increased significantly?
     
    Just seems that the standard of powerlifting hasn't progressed as much as that of strongman for example, or bodybuilding.
     
    Maybe because lifting in general was more popular back in the 70s/80s? I'm not sure really though, just throwing a few points about!
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    Re:Best Powerlifter of All Time! (video) 2009/07/30 21:40:11 (permalink)
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    Powerlifting was indeed a bigger sport then, and with more equipment there has been more specalism to lift more equipped. There are lifters out there that could compare, or at least would, if they spent their competitve career in similar equipment as worn by 70/80's guys. BB have taken more drugs and use site injections, also more extreme cuts etc. Strongman has grown markedly in numbers and has been codfiyed to a greater extent.

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    Re:Best Powerlifter of All Time! (video) 2009/07/30 22:03:54 (permalink)
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    Yes, powerlifting has become exceptionally specialised due to the equipment used, and developments in sport (i.e. bench press now very popular as a stand alone competition).

    Powerlifting is a great sport IMO, just think it's a shame that there's some many federations (especially in USA, although there are 4 active ones in the UK that I can think of)..

    I know alot of other guys feel differently, but I honestly think that unequipped is the way forward, it's far more accessible for a beginner and easier for a casual fan to understand/relate to.

    The fact is though, that all the best compete in equipped comps, I can't figure out exactly why equipped is the biggest, given there is no money in the sport and the main manufacturers of equip don't sponsor many guys financially?

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