View Full Version : Anthony Clark

08-07-2007, 10:39 PM
Not sure how many of you remember this guy. I saw some youtube vids of him doing 780 I think, in a old single ply. An altime great if you haven't seen him it's worth checking.

chris mason
08-08-2007, 05:35 AM
Anthony was a very strong man. He reverse-grip benched 800 lbs!

08-08-2007, 06:27 AM
yes, awsome guy with a great testimony.
he came to a local church around me talked and did a demonstration bench of over 600 lbs, might have been 700, cant remember.

08-08-2007, 06:29 AM
Amazing, amazing strength.

08-08-2007, 09:06 AM
An alltime great? Sounds like it... when was he in the game? I don't remember hearing about him when I started up a year ago.

08-08-2007, 09:15 AM
It was a few years ago, maybe 3-5......cant remember exactly.
I think he was the first to break 800

08-08-2007, 09:37 AM
its rediculous how much he benched with a single ply and reverse grip, then again he was a monster must of weighted 400 lbs.

08-08-2007, 10:03 AM
AC was one of the greatest ever IMO. When I first started lifting in the late 80's he was the man! It's really to bad he is gone.

Here is an article on him

08-08-2007, 10:09 AM
Let's not forget that he also squatted 1031, and a close miss with 1100. Just awesome strength.

08-08-2007, 10:19 AM
Some of Anthony Clark's accomplishments.

First teen to Bench Press 600 pounds 1986

A 1025 pound squat 1988

First man to reverse grip bench press 700 pounds 1992

First man to bench press over 700 pounds

800 pound bench press record at the Arnold Classic 1997

1031 pound squat

771 Deadlift

World record powerlifting total of 2600 pounds

He has successfully benched 700 pounds or greater 17 times in competition

Talks to youth and spreads the meaning of the gospel sometimes up to 270 days a year

08-08-2007, 11:37 AM
They just did an article, or at least talked about him in the new PLUSA.