Fortissimus World Records: Two for Zydrunas Savickas and One for Derek Poundstone

Following a review of its inaugural contest, Fortissimus World Strength announced today that "the results are now official," and after an associated review of "the final results of all major international competitions held between 1998 and 2008," Fortissimus World Strength also announced that "it officially certifies three world records."

Here is the exact language of the Fortissimus World Strength statement regarding these records:

"Zydrunas Savickas has established a world record for the heaviest one-arm dumbbell overhead medley consisting of 6 consecutive lifts for a total of 1085 lbs. (493 kg) in 35.08 seconds.

"Zydrunas Savickas has established another world record for the heaviest total poundage lifted over a two-day strongman competition with 36,157 lb. (16,435 kg). He had already been awarded the Jon Pall Sigmarsson Strength Award for that accomplishment.

"Derek Poundstone has established a world record for the heaviest stone lifted and placed in a strongman competition consisting of 8 stones (5 x Slater Extreme Strength Atlas stones and 3 x Natural stones) for a total of 2,767 lb. (1,258 kg) in 64.29 seconds.

"As of September 1, 2008, these world records will be posted on the FORTISSIMUS HALL OF FAME honour roll."

Captains of Crush® Hand Grippers

Captains of Crush grippers: the gold standard of grippers
The gold standard of grippers.

The fastest route to the strongest grip.

MILO®: Strength

Universal power broker

We deal in kilos and meters, pounds and feet.

Strong-Enough™ Lifting Straps

IronMind: Strong-Enough Lifting Straps: Most popular" at WSM. Proven daily by the world's strongest men.

Proven daily by the world's strongest men.

If you're not using IronMind lifting straps, you're not lifting as much as you could be.

Expand-Your-Hand Bands

Expand-Your-Hand Bands
Say goodbye to tennis elbow

Prevent, eliminate or reduce tennis elbow and associated pains. Simple, fun and effective.