The Russian Lion George Hackenschmidt

George Hackenschmidt - The Russian LionGeorge Hackenschmidt, The Russian Lion, has the unique distinction of being a Champion wrestler, a Champion Strongman, a strength author, and and early physique star.

His matches with Frank Gotch are widely regarded at the most famous wrestling matches of all time.

As far as strength feats go, many of Hackenschmidt's best marks are just as impressive today, even a hundred years after they were originally set!

These include a pullover and press (in the wrestler's bridge position) of 311 pounds for two reps, a 279 pound overhead press and a crucifix lift of two 90 pound dumbbells.  You sure won't find many people who can even get close to those numbers today.

 

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