Kilo Klub Member
- Jun 5, 2002
Just curious about who is considered the CURRENT top super star of power-lifting competitions?
The 1st person who comes to mind would be Fred Hatfield, I believe his best total was around 2300 but I'm really not into powerlifting.
Yes I mean the current top dog.Currently I'd say Andy Bolton is the man. If you want to talk about back when Dr. Squat was lifting, I'd have to go with Dr. Deadlift-Doyle Kenady. Fred was great at the squat, but Doyle was the best deadlifter in the world there for awhile, and also put up tremendous all-around numbers. I believe he was world superheavyweight champion twice. Kaz was pretty awesome back then, too.
I would have to say Shawn Frankl you could call him the new Ed Coan but i think thats a little disrespectful to put him behind somebody elses name. Shawn Frankl is a freaky athlete he just totaled 2715 at 220 and has totaled over 2600 at 198 and now plans on 2800 at 242. Yes you could say ed coan is better because he had less gear and all that , but i would challenge that by saying he lifted in single and multiply later in his career and his numbers didn't move. I'm not downgrading anything the man has done he is a great man and a great powerlifter, but i think its hard to say that his lifts are better simply because they were done in less gear. Anyway i would definitely have to say Shawn Frankl.
You do have to look at lifters in different gear differently. Ed Coan only lifted in one WPO meet and I don't know if he wore multiply or not then. There is a huge difference in the amounts lifted in the squat in monolift, multiply, lax rules federations vs under IPF rules. Simply look at the numbers of different lifters who have done both. Jeff Lewis best single ply squat 959lbs best WPO squat 1212. Over 250lbs difference. All lifts must be looked at in their context. Ed Coan is still generally considered by everyone in the powerlifting world multiply or not as the best ever. No one has dominated his class like Ed. Besides injury I don't think he was ever beaten in a meet.
I just have a big problem with the Lax rules. I will say Frankl is very very strong and I don't want to take away from the guy. The monolift wouldn't even bother me so much if I saw the depth on the squat. I just don't see it. I saw Bolton squat once and no joking with a good side view it was 4" high. And he got three whites. It made me sick and turned me off to the multiply lifting. The belly benching doesn't even bother me like the crap squats. We I think squatting I still think of Capt. Kirks very deep 1000lb squats. Hell he even has a training clip of a single ply 1003lb squat for 2 reps.
Konstantine Konstantinov ... Ed Coan was Jordan, Konstantine is Lebron
940 Deadlift ... RAW!!! and he didn't even use a f'n belt on the deadlift. He is 6'4, 270 lbs, and
has the highest raw total of all time (just beating Stan Effering by a pound of two even though Efferding is in a higher weight class),
best raw deadlift of all time and hes not even a SHW.
He also set the world record deadlift in his actual weight class in his a singlet, while everyone else was allowed belt and suit.
3rd highest suited deadlift of all time, and I dont think he has pulled in actual deadlift gear in around 2 years. I believe with a belt, a suit, a token bench, and a token squat, he may be the 2nd to pull over 1000lbs. Also to his credit, He does his raw bench pressing close grip style (odd?), He has a video on youtube of him doing 55 pull ups in a clip, very unconventional training, and he is built like a bodybuilder for potential marketability. Def the next powerlifting star.
YouTube - Konstantinovs's Channel