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OPINION - Ed Coan NOT the greatest powerlifter

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kyleIcon...09-04-2014 @ 09:46 
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JackRevans said:who is the most thick, solid, tight?


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DAN GREEN! Great size. Look thick. Solid. Tight.
JonA81Icon...09-04-2014 @ 09:49 
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Inaba did dominate his class for much longer than Coan. 1st 4x BW squat and 1st 10x BW total. I think the main reason he doesnt get the same sort of recognition as Coan is becase hes not American.
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JonA81 said:Inaba did dominate his class for much longer than Coan. 1st 4x BW squat and 1st 10x BW total. I think the main reason he doesnt get the same sort of recognition as Coan is becase hes not American.


Great lifter - 17 IPF world titles.
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Wayne_Cowdrey said:"My hero is stronger than your hero you retarded c**t. PM me your phone number and let's sort this out face-to-face" Grin


Eek Didnt see the quotation marks first time I read that , thought you had just lost the plot Wayne Grin
Ben_FIcon...09-04-2014 @ 09:54 
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JonA81 said:Inaba did dominate his class for much longer than Coan. 1st 4x BW squat and 1st 10x BW total. I think the main reason he doesnt get the same sort of recognition as Coan is becase hes not American.


Also maybe that he is a smaller guy and even though the weights lifted for his size are phenomenal they do not grab people's attention like the heavier lifters.
kyleIcon...09-04-2014 @ 10:01 
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Ben_F said:
Also maybe that he is a smaller guy and even though the weights lifted for his size are phenomenal they do not grab people's attention like the heavier lifters.


Ironic that the strongest fat guys get no respect either! Brian Siders, Malanchiev are all physically stronger than Ed and almost out total him RAW!

So the greatest powerlifter simply the most popular lifter who is not a fatass or narrowback?
MadjockIcon...09-04-2014 @ 10:21 
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Coan began powerlifting as a 181-pound lifter. He squatted and deadlifted 780-pounds and bench-pressed 485-pounds. He got bigger in his early twenties and at 198lbs Coan squatted and pulled 863-pounds while bench-pressing slightly over 500-pounds.

As a 220-pound lifter, he set over seventy world records and became the lightest man to shatter the 2400 barrier. When he shattered the 2400-pound barrier, nobody was even close- the second best 220-pound powerlifting total was 2102.Coan exceeded the all-time powerlifting total with an historic 2463-total. He became the all-time greatest powerlifter in the history of the sport. Coan not only dominated his weight class but he dominated the giants in the super heavy weight classes- Not only did he beat the 350lbs giants but he destroyed them! Even though, he weighed nearly 200lbs less then the greatest super heavy weights of all time his best numbers were in the same exact ballpark as greats like Kaz and Paul Anderson.
I think they say he's the greatest because of the era in which he done all of the above
Ben_FIcon...09-04-2014 @ 10:26 
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kyle said:
Ironic that the strongest fat guys get no respect either! Brian Siders, Malanchiev are all physically stronger than Ed and almost out total him RAW!
So the greatest powerlifter simply the most popular lifter who is not a fatass or narrowback?


There is probably something in that, though I don't think those two fall into the fatass category.

I think with Ed it is that he was a great champion and lifter at a time when powerlifting was perhaps in a "golden age" with tv coverage and enjoying more respcect (which I believed diminished as more federations emerged and multiply equipment was developed).

I am no expert on powerlifting but this how it looks to someone with an interest but perhaps not so many facts! lol
Ben_FIcon...09-04-2014 @ 10:28 
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Madjock said:Coan began powerlifting as a 181-pound lifter. He squatted and deadlifted 780-pounds and bench-pressed 485-pounds. He got bigger in his early twenties and at 198lbs Coan squatted and pulled 863-pounds while bench-pressing slightly over 500-pounds.

As a 220-pound lifter, he set over seventy world records and became the lightest man to shatter the 2400 barrier. When he shattered the 2400-pound barrier, nobody was even close- the second best 220-pound powerlifting total was 2102.Coan exceeded the all-time powerlifting total with an historic 2463-total. He became the all-time greatest powerlifter in the history of the sport. Coan not only dominated his weight class but he dominated the giants in the super heavy weight classes- Not only did he beat the 350lbs giants but he destroyed them! Even though, he weighed nearly 200lbs less then the greatest super heavy weights of all time his best numbers were in the same exact ballpark as greats like Kaz and Paul Anderson.
I think they say he's the greatest because of the era in which he done all of the above


Good post! A nice reminder of why the vast majority hold him in such high esteem.
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Madjock said:Coan began powerlifting as a 181-pound lifter. He squatted and deadlifted 780-pounds and bench-pressed 485-pounds. He got bigger in his early twenties and at 198lbs Coan squatted and pulled 863-pounds while bench-pressing slightly over 500-pounds.

As a 220-pound lifter, he set over seventy world records and became the lightest man to shatter the 2400 barrier. When he shattered the 2400-pound barrier, nobody was even close- the second best 220-pound powerlifting total was 2102.Coan exceeded the all-time powerlifting total with an historic 2463-total. He became the all-time greatest powerlifter in the history of the sport. Coan not only dominated his weight class but he dominated the giants in the super heavy weight classes- Not only did he beat the 350lbs giants but he destroyed them! Even though, he weighed nearly 200lbs less then the greatest super heavy weights of all time his best numbers were in the same exact ballpark as greats like Kaz and Paul Anderson.
I think they say he's the greatest because of the era in which he done all of the above


excellent post
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macroth said:
4/4 s**t threads from kyle. He's nothing if not consistent.


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MarkIcon...09-04-2014 @ 11:03 
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kyle said:WOW some interesting opinions.

So the strongest ever strongman isn't the best or greatest...

And the greatest powerlifter doesn't have to be the strongest.

So its only a popularity contest???


You only have to see peoples opinions on the greatest strongman to see you cannot really quantify "greatest".

Is it Kaz or Mariusz? Ahola or Magnus maybe? Is it Jon Pall? Maybe Z?
People will agree with all of those depending on who you speak to. All are valid "greatest" options.

Also remember that time changes perceptions, both to the positive and negative of the subject person.
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Post Edited: 09.04.2014 @ 11:17 AM by aaron_lohan
kyle said:

So remind me why is Ed Coan the greatest powerlifter of all time?


His competitive record (never being defeated in a major, winning margins of 100-200kg in majors) + his lifts at the bodyweight he was + using inferior equipment to what we have today.

Having said that I think Michael Bridges or Sivokon could be also be rated the best. Bridges did 955kg at 82.5kg with a raw bench of about 240kg and raw deadlift of 350. Sivokon did 320, 237.5, 318 at 67.5kg with inferior equipment in the early 2000's. Both of these lifters also won multiple majors.
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ystradboy79 said:
Eek Didnt see the quotation marks first time I read that , thought you had just lost the plot Wayne Grin


Grin

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I should have said "moon face to moon face".
kyleIcon...09-04-2014 @ 11:33 
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Post Edited: 09.04.2014 @ 11:37 AM by kyle
aaron_lohan said:
His competitive record (never being defeated in a major, winning margins of 100-200kg in majors) + his lifts at the bodyweight he was + using inferior equipment to what we have today.
Having said that I think Michael Bridges or Sivokon could be also be rated the best. Bridges did 955kg at 82.5kg with a raw bench of about 240kg and raw deadlift of 350. Sivokon did 320, 237.5, 318 at 67.5kg with inferior equipment in the early 2000's. Both of these lifters also won multiple majors.


There are guys who are on the verge of out-totaling him RAW! How is he the best?

Truth be told we will likely never know how strong he really was! I'm sure he still got decent carryover from his equipment!

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