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    Best Or Favorite Deadlifters Of All Time?

    Ok bros....for arguements sake, lets break it down into 3 weight divisions, up to 165, 181 to 242 and then 242 to SHW. Give me your top 6...keep in mind, in many peoples eyes, including mine, many of the champions of the past would be champions in any era.

    LIGHTWEIGHTS:

    LAMAR GANT!! DON'T ARGUE THIS ONE LOL!!

    JOHN INZER

    TOM EISEMNAN

    KUTCHER

    BOB PEOPLES

    RICHARD HAWTHORNE ( A GOOD FRIEND, MUST BE SEEN TO BE TRULY APPECIATED, AND SUCH A GREAT SQUATTER AS WELL, AND ONLY IN HIS EARLY TWENTIES)

    MIDDLEWEIGHTS:

    ED COAN!

    VINCE ANELLO

    JON KUC

    JAMES CASH

    BULL STEWART

    STEVE GOGGINS

    HEAVYWEIGHTS:

    ANDY BOLTON!

    BENNY MAGNUSSON

    DOYLE KENADY

    GARY HEISEY

    KONSTANTINOVS

    BRAD GILLINGHAM.....MR CONSISTENCY


    Thats my quick list of top six....what is yours?

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    Gant Coan Konstantin Vogelpohl. Period

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    I have to agree with your list Brent. Perhaps add the fellow Vlad (last name escapes me) that has the squat record right now. He is in the 900s. I think Reinhoudt needs to be in there as well. I will give this some more thought...


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    Those guys are all awesome, so I'd like to change pace and mention the WORST deadlifter of all time; ME!!!! lol (it just feels that way sometimes)

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    Here is an interview I did with Vince Anello:

    http://www.atlargenutrition.com/vince_anello.php


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    I would add Reinhoudt, as well. Also, Kaz.
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    Jon pal, Benni Magnusson

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    I think Kutcher is pretty damn impressive!!!
    Rock, I'm sure you've heard about it, but can you explain how Kutcher "flex's" the bar off the ground. I have not really read about the technique and was wondering about it.

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    To my knowledge what they are referring to with the FLEX off the ground. Is allowing the arms to ELONGATE so to speak, let the shoulders dip way down and instead of jerking the bar off the deck, flex it off the deck slowly. Once the bar clears the deck, accelerate as fast as you can. That is it in a nutshell.

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    I know he is more of a strongman, but he started out in powerlifting!

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    Easy one

    Ed Coan(duh)
    Gary Heisey

    Lamar Gant(again, duh)
    Kutcher

    And of course I have to add my favorite PL of all time - Inaba!

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    Bolton , Benni Magnusson, Vogelpohl, Coan, Kutchter, ANO!

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    Trying to help add some good names. I'm kinda surprised no one's mentioned Ricky Dale Crain.

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    Gotta put a vote in for Chuck. haha especially the one time he sprayed blood all over the head judge

    the other for Konstantinovs. I mean that guy is seriously nuts. Also Bolton. First and thus far the only guy to pull 1000lbs definatly goes in the all time books


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    It seems most agree with Coan for sure, lightest guy to EVER pull 900, ONLY one to do it at 220, better than Chuck, Cash, better than anyone...period.

    For lightweights Gant STILL holds the ALL TIME record at 123 and 132. To me Gant and Coans lifts will last as long as any record, heck when is the last time someone came within 50lbs of Coans best dl at 220?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xellarz View Post
    Trying to help add some good names. I'm kinda surprised no one's mentioned Ricky Dale Crain.
    I think RDC pulled 700@165. I know I saw Kutcher in person pull 793@165(smoked). then attempted over 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT ROCK View Post
    It seems most agree with Coan for sure, lightest guy to EVER pull 900, ONLY one to do it at 220, better than Chuck, Cash, better than anyone...period.

    For lightweights Gant STILL holds the ALL TIME record at 123 and 132. To me Gant and Coans lifts will last as long as any record, heck when is the last time someone came within 50lbs of Coans best dl at 220?

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    I dont think anyone will come close to gants or coans big lifts during my lifetime.

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    Konstantinovs. (:

    Interesting form and he can lift so much.

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    Great list and, like Xellarz, I'd definately add RDC.

    Others also to be added to the original list - Kaz and Tee Meyers.

    Just as an aside about Tee Meyers, there was an old PLUSA Video Magazine plug for a video he made where he said something like
    Quote Originally Posted by Tee Meyers"
    "Imagine you're at a powerlifting meet and after the squat you're 100 pounds ahead of some skinny little man. After the bench you're still feeling confident, you've gained a little more on the guy. Then the deadlift comes and that skinny little dude outpulls you by over a hundred pounds, out-totals you, and leaves carrying the trophy and walking out with your woman!"
    Not exactly a humble dude, but very entertaining.
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