Hans Beck was a German strongman who excelled at barrel lifting feats. In the year 1896, in Munich, Germany, Beck cleaned and pressed a 249 lb. barrel three times and followed it up with another success lift of a 275-1/2 pound barrel — both mind-boggling feats! Shortly after, Beck clean and jerked that barbell sitting in the foreground, becoming the first man to lift 330 lbs. overhead.