Paul Anderson was also a Senior World Champion and a 2-time Senior National Champion in Weightlifting. He set nine World Records and Eighteen American records during his career and retired undefeated.
He was also incredibly strong in what would eventually become the three Power Lifts: the squat, bench press and deadlift.
Here’s a look at some of Paul Anderson’s record lifts:
* Bench Press: 625 lbs.
* Deadlift Record without Straps: 780 lbs.
* Deadlift Record with “Hooks”: 820 lbs.
* Clean & Press: 485 lbs.
* Clean & Jerk: 485 lbs.
* Snatch: 375 lbs.
* Push Press: 545 lbs.
* Back Lift: 6270 lbs.
* Dumbbell Side Press: 240 lbs. x 40 / 300 lbs. x 11