To settle a small debate brewing in the Powerlifting/Strongman section, I thought I'd post 3 videos and see what everyone thought represents the true test of raw power. ( This was a topic discussed in Muscular Developement forums as well).

1st is the World Record raw deadlift.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh-ikyBAQr8


2nd is the World Record snatch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOE-PZJq2sk


3rd is the Atlas Stone event from the last World's Strongest man.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1MHQRGef5s


My position is a raw, conventional-stance deadlift is the best measure of pure, raw power because it requires only that.

Olympic lifting and Strongman require raw power, plus other factors (athleticism, coordination, conditioning, flexibility, etc.).

Vote and discuss.