The man known only as Kong, who claimed to have the world’s strongest neck, lifts 502 pounds. Another unusual feat of strength which he performed was having a partner smash bricks laying on his neck with a sledge hammer. Interestingly, “Kong” was also a vegetarian.
Albert Maes, Belgian weightlifter and strongman shows his stuff with this VERY impressive feat: a combination of handbalancing and platform lifting. Considering that’s got to be close to half a ton, being supported, that’s a pretty strong neck.
“Old Joe” Taylor of Hamilton, Ontario does a bit of Neck Training. He was the only man in the whole city able to perform the feat shown here: lifting a 250-pound block of stone with his neck in this manner. “Old Joe” was 70 years old at the time, stood 5’6″ and weighed only 118 pounds. We’ll cover a few of Joe’s other amazing strength feats at a later date. Also: note the Grimek picture on the wall of old Joe’s Gym.