CRUSHING A 400 LB BAG LIFT CHALLENGE: The Strongest Man in History (Season 1) | History

CRUSHING A 400 LB BAG LIFT CHALLENGE: The Strongest Man in History (Season 1) | History


– All right, ladies
and gentlemen, has anyone heard of
Buffalo Bill, obviously someone who’s famous from here? All right, has anyone
heard of William Bankier? That’s why we’re here. Exactly. That’s why we’re here. Today, we’re actually
going to look into William Bankier’s 475-pound sack lift. 475 is probably a stretch. Yeah. The heaviest bag
we’ve ever competed with is 330 pounds, and that would be
to pick up and carry and load. William Bankier wasn’t
that big of a guy. It’s very, very
outlandish to think that he actually picked up
and carried a 475-pound sack. In the 1890s, you’d
have to have a bag kind of this size, this material. I mean, I don’t know if it
would hold picking it up. Probably tear. The companies that
make our bags today are making them out of Kevlar. They’re quadruple stitched. They’re bulletproof. And to make it small
and compact enough that he could actually
lift it, I just don’t see how that could happen. I’m saying 475 is fake. Carrying 400 pounds,
especially in your stomach, is very difficult to do. You have to have endurance. You have to have speed and
agility all at the same time. You guys want to try the 400? Yeah. Is everyone ready? Yeah! Good to hear because I’m not. Sandbags is something that
I’ve always been quite scared of at World’s Strongest Man. Come on, Ed! Come on, Eddie! And the thought of picking up
this 400-pound bag, it really runs shivers down my spine. It’s really dangerous. Come on, Ed. Come on, Ed! Just slipping down the top. That’s a good fight. I tried. I have seen so
many people detach biceps, hurt their
backs, and I don’t want to be one of those guys. I want my biceps the way
they are, big and massive. All right, Nick, you’re up. Nicks’ up. Good luck, buddy. Yay. We’re in the Irma. There’s a ton of
people in there. And I watch Eddie not
get the 400-pound bag, and I’m thinking, I
better get this bag up because I don’t know if Robby’s
going to be able to do it or not.
– Come on. We are in danger of
looking like idiots. Come on, Nick. Go on, Nick. Come, Nick. Come on! [APPLAUSE] I was really pumped when I
was able to pick that bag up and go, knowing that we
are not going to look like idiots in this place. I was jacked. Come on, OB. Come on, OB. Yeah! Come on! Come on. Let’s go, OB. Let’s do it. When you’re out there,
you’re really vulnerable. I’m basically baring myself
in front of a bunch of people I don’t know, and I’m showing
whether I’m strong enough. I’m exposed. I literally had surgery on my
bicep just a couple months ago, so I’m worried about
that popping off again. [APPLAUSE] Come on, OB. Come on. You’re already [INAUDIBLE]. But when you pushed yourself
and you didn’t know you could do something and all these
people get to see you elevate yourself, there’s
this euphoric feeling where you feel untouchable. And then I stop being me
and I become a showman. You don’t really
get an opportunity to do this very often. That made my night
just, ooh, so good.

100 comments on “CRUSHING A 400 LB BAG LIFT CHALLENGE: The Strongest Man in History (Season 1) | History

  1. iHackzHD Post author

    Some guys are all muscle with not enough strength to back it up. Just cause you look bigger doesn’t mean your the strongest 😂

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  2. Lone Wolf Strength Training Post author

    Don't ever say never if you have never seen something happened before.
    Just because it's over their head does not mean that it was impossible.

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  3. Zombie3110bd Post author

    Pretty ironic. The 2 guys who ACTUALLY have WSM titles to their name were the ones that didn’t pick it up (i know Brian has an injury but, you know)

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  4. Teddy Klink Post author

    Brian Shaw proceeded to pick up the 400 lb bag n start ballroom dancing through the crowd and right out the door to his car. Rumor has it they had a wonderful night. But the media won't show you that part.

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  5. thetwistedstrength Post author

    Im getting real sick of this “something something is a bit of a stretch. They were definitely lying. Well do this much instead.” Proceeds to do an arbitrary but less weight and then claim victory. There is no guarantee that modern day strongmen are definitely stronger than those of the past.

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  6. Luminous Kiwi 🥝 Post author

    This challenge seems so out of place. People are just sipping tea and talking while 400 pound bodybuilders are just casually breaking a world record in front of them.

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  7. Interesting View Post author

    Nick: "You think you're the #1 dad?… it's go time!"
    Obscure but hilarious if you get the reference.

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  8. Jake Machado Post author

    I like to imagine they just showed up unannounced to this restraunt and was like "hey did I mention I'm exceptionally strong?"

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  9. George C Post author

    Good on them for calling out these inflated stories from the past. The human mind exaggerates stories from the past as a way of sensationalism to gain interest of whoever they are telling the story to

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  10. Am I The First African Humanist Post author

    Eddie Hall LOL, I think picking a bag like that is awkward is not that's too heavy. He should've tried again.

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  11. 94FADE Post author

    I bet Eddie felt like he should have done it cuz we all know Eddie could have don’t it easily but just didn’t wanna risk it lol

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  12. Chris Williams Post author

    Sitting here with a cold beer and wings. I don't want to over exert my self so I'l let these guys do that for me.

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