Konstantin Konstantinovs Pulls 939 Lbs Raw

Create: 07/04/2009 - 14:27
Latvian Konstantin Konstantinovs (308) pulled 939 pounds and totalled 2,217 pounds raw today at the AWPC MonsterGym Open Championship in Latvia. The deadlift is the highest official raw deadlift in history. Konstantinovs already holds the third spot on the deadlift all-time rankings, with a 948 pound equipped deadlift. This deadlift will take the fourth spot. Konstantinovs 2,217 pound total is the highest raw total recorded in many years. It eclipses Ben Brand's (shw) 2,150 pound total. Konstantinovs added a 727 pound squat and 551 pound bench press. Here is video of his day. Squat:
Bench press:
Deadlift:
881 pound opening deadlift:

Comments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I am fairly certain that Andy Bolton has the highest official raw deadlift at either 430KG or 427.5KG. I think Johny Vasquez said it was 430 KG

Submitted by Aleksandar (not verified) on
Anonymous wrote:
I am fairly certain that Andy Bolton has the highest official raw deadlift at either 430KG or 427.5KG. I think Johny Vasquez said it was 430 KG
It was with belt,and 30kg BW more than Kostja.... It is not in same world.

Submitted by Staff on
Anonymous wrote:
I am fairly certain that Andy Bolton has the highest official raw deadlift at either 430KG or 427.5KG. I think Johny Vasquez said it was 430 KG
Bolton has deadlifted 947 pound raw in competition but it was not in a raw division, so not official.

Submitted by Putt Houston on
OMG that was a great pull by a really yoked up dude!!!! I know the IPF crew wants to complain about the quick down signal, but he was there and locked, you don't have to wait there all day for a down signal hoping he unlocks his knee or screws something up like they wait for in the USAPL. I've seen it a million times... hang you out to dry with rack calls, down signals and press calls dying to give you a red for something technical if they wait long enough. It was quick for sure, no argue, but he completed the lift 100%. AWESOME PULL!!!!! Putt Houston.... now with Ridiculous BCWW

Submitted by MetalKing8 (not verified) on
939... WITHOUT A BELT?!?!?! I bow to you... Konstantinovs is THE man.

Submitted by Putt Houston on
I was just thinking... AWPC.... no belt.... no gear... maybe one of the top 10 greatest powerlifting feats in history. WOW!!!! Putt Houston.... now with Ridiculous BCWW

Submitted by Gleb Epelbaum on
That has to be the most impressive exhibition of pulling power in quite some time...

Submitted by D.J. (not verified) on
WHAAAAATTTT!!!! WOW this guy is the best man, he is the best deadlifter to ever live. Suit and belt he'll out deadlift bolton no doubt in my mind! his bench was a smokeshow, his squat was easy, this guy is probably the best all around powerlifter on the planet right now.

Submitted by dgresh (not verified) on
Quote:
Bolton has deadlifted 947 pound raw in competition but it was not in a raw division, so not official.
So does this deadlift count as the "Raw World Record" or is it the highest raw deadlift according to the PLWatch rankings? Dan

Submitted by Staff on
dgresh wrote:
Quote:
Bolton has deadlifted 947 pound raw in competition but it was not in a raw division, so not official.
So does this deadlift count as the "Raw World Record" or is it the highest raw deadlift according to the PLWatch rankings? Dan
Currently, there are no "Raw World Records". Johnny Vasquez has compiled "Raw American All-time Records". Neither Konstantinovs nor Bolton would be on those records. Powerlifting Watch will recognize it as the highest official raw deadlift in powerlifting history. Likewise, it will rank on the Lifter Rankings as a raw lift.

Submitted by chris mason on
WWW.ATLARGENUTRITION.COM I would not say he is better than Bolton as he has yet to pull what Bolton has. The body weight thing really isn't an argument because he could certainly put on some weight to get there if he wanted to. He is certainly one of only a couple of men capable of a 1000 lbs + pull and I personally love the fact he is so darn strong and has a lean physique to boot.

Submitted by J, Hernandez (not verified) on
Chris Mason, how do you figure he is not better than Bolton? If you use any kind of formula he is better, the one thing that does matter is Bodyweight. It can be the difference bewteen 1st and 2nd or National Champ vs runner up. Im no smart guy in math, but if you did a body weight formula, Konstantinovs would beat Andy Bolton, All day.

Submitted by chris mason on
J, Hernandez wrote:
Chris Mason, how do you figure he is not better than Bolton? If you use any kind of formula he is better, the one thing that does matter is Bodyweight. It can be the difference bewteen 1st and 2nd or National Champ vs runner up. Im no smart guy in math, but if you did a body weight formula, Konstantinovs would beat Andy Bolton, All day.
I figure I was pretty clear. Bolton has pulled over 1000 lbs, Konstantinov has not. Konstantinov has the frame to carry enough weight to be a superheavy if he chose to. So, in my mind, until he pulls the most ever he is not the best. In the end, he who lifts the absolute most weight is the strongest, no? Anyway, the guy is my favorite lifter, but I would not say he is better than Bolton.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
chris mason wrote:
J, Hernandez wrote:
Chris Mason, how do you figure he is not better than Bolton? If you use any kind of formula he is better, the one thing that does matter is Bodyweight. It can be the difference bewteen 1st and 2nd or National Champ vs runner up. Im no smart guy in math, but if you did a body weight formula, Konstantinovs would beat Andy Bolton, All day.
I figure I was pretty clear. Bolton has pulled over 1000 lbs, Konstantinov has not. Konstantinov has the frame to carry enough weight to be a superheavy if he chose to. So, in my mind, until he pulls the most ever he is not the best. In the end, he who lifts the absolute most weight is the strongest, no? Anyway, the guy is my favorite lifter, but I would not say he is better than Bolton.
kk`s the best! you stil play darts chris

Submitted by J, Hernandez (not verified) on
chris mason wrote:
J, Hernandez wrote:
Chris Mason, how do you figure he is not better than Bolton? If you use any kind of formula he is better, the one thing that does matter is Bodyweight. It can be the difference bewteen 1st and 2nd or National Champ vs runner up. Im no smart guy in math, but if you did a body weight formula, Konstantinovs would beat Andy Bolton, All day.
I figure I was pretty clear. Bolton has pulled over 1000 lbs, Konstantinov has not. Konstantinov has the frame to carry enough weight to be a superheavy if he chose to. So, in my mind, until he pulls the most ever he is not the best. In the end, he who lifts the absolute most weight is the strongest, no? Anyway, the guy is my favorite lifter, but I would not say he is better than Bolton.
No, its not clear. It might be crystal clear in your head, but its not on powerliftingwatch.com Your reasoning skills are flawed. The strongest isnt always who lifts the most weight. Strongest has many meanings, granted if they went head to head in a battle (he who lifts more wins) but who would win the best lifter award? Who would get a higher wilks? To me, Wilks is more impressive that total amount lifted. To you, I guess its clear. But how can you say that a man who weighs 400lbs and pulls 69 more lbs than a man who weighs 300 is more impressive? And just because he can gain weight to be a super doesnt mean anything, ZIP. What is Bolton lost 70lbs, would he pull 1000? or even 900? Not to argue, I mean we all have our opinions, but when you actually start to reason with facts (not just opinions) its clear that Konstantinovs is a better deadlifter. I think he will soon take the complete record, and solidify my opinion.

Submitted by natthebest1 on
J, Hernandez wrote:
chris mason wrote:
J, Hernandez wrote:
Chris Mason, how do you figure he is not better than Bolton? If you use any kind of formula he is better, the one thing that does matter is Bodyweight. It can be the difference bewteen 1st and 2nd or National Champ vs runner up. Im no smart guy in math, but if you did a body weight formula, Konstantinovs would beat Andy Bolton, All day.
I figure I was pretty clear. Bolton has pulled over 1000 lbs, Konstantinov has not. Konstantinov has the frame to carry enough weight to be a superheavy if he chose to. So, in my mind, until he pulls the most ever he is not the best. In the end, he who lifts the absolute most weight is the strongest, no? Anyway, the guy is my favorite lifter, but I would not say he is better than Bolton.
No, its not clear. It might be crystal clear in your head, but its not on powerliftingwatch.com Your reasoning skills are flawed. The strongest isnt always who lifts the most weight. Strongest has many meanings, granted if they went head to head in a battle (he who lifts more wins) but who would win the best lifter award? Who would get a higher wilks? To me, Wilks is more impressive that total amount lifted. To you, I guess its clear. But how can you say that a man who weighs 400lbs and pulls 69 more lbs than a man who weighs 300 is more impressive? And just because he can gain weight to be a super doesnt mean anything, ZIP. What is Bolton lost 70lbs, would he pull 1000? or even 900? Not to argue, I mean we all have our opinions, but when you actually start to reason with facts (not just opinions) its clear that Konstantinovs is a better deadlifter. I think he will soon take the complete record, and solidify my opinion.
Hey chris mason how about u stick to selling supplemnts since u know nothing about powerlifting and of course andy bolton is not better by formula maybe again like u said in your head he is .Mr j.Hernandez i could not have said it better.

Submitted by natthebest1 on
natthebest1 wrote:
J, Hernandez wrote:
chris mason wrote:
J, Hernandez wrote:
Chris Mason, how do you figure he is not better than Bolton? If you use any kind of formula he is better, the one thing that does matter is Bodyweight. It can be the difference bewteen 1st and 2nd or National Champ vs runner up. Im no smart guy in math, but if you did a body weight formula, Konstantinovs would beat Andy Bolton, All day.
I figure I was pretty clear. Bolton has pulled over 1000 lbs, Konstantinov has not. Konstantinov has the frame to carry enough weight to be a superheavy if he chose to. So, in my mind, until he pulls the most ever he is not the best. In the end, he who lifts the absolute most weight is the strongest, no? Anyway, the guy is my favorite lifter, but I would not say he is better than Bolton.
No, its not clear. It might be crystal clear in your head, but its not on powerliftingwatch.com Your reasoning skills are flawed. The strongest isnt always who lifts the most weight. Strongest has many meanings, granted if they went head to head in a battle (he who lifts more wins) but who would win the best lifter award? Who would get a higher wilks? To me, Wilks is more impressive that total amount lifted. To you, I guess its clear. But how can you say that a man who weighs 400lbs and pulls 69 more lbs than a man who weighs 300 is more impressive? And just because he can gain weight to be a super doesnt mean anything, ZIP. What is Bolton lost 70lbs, would he pull 1000? or even 900? Not to argue, I mean we all have our opinions, but when you actually start to reason with facts (not just opinions) its clear that Konstantinovs is a better deadlifter. I think he will soon take the complete record, and solidify my opinion.
Hey chris mason how about u stick to selling supplemnts since u know nothing about powerlifting and of course andy bolton is not better by formula maybe again like u said in your head he is .Mr j.Hernandez i could not have said it better.
OH ALMOST FORGOT THIS IS PHIL HARRINGTON NOT A TROLL.

Submitted by john (not verified) on
Unbelievable. Especially considering it wasn't after taking token attempts in the squat and bench.

Submitted by Johnny Vasquez on
At 275 this guy seems to be the successor of the great Jon Cole! With an even better deadlift to boot.

Submitted by alideutscher on
who else out there would love to see this guy train and eat and go shopping etc. on an Training DVD?!

Submitted by Dan E. (not verified) on
One of the most impressive feats of strength in quite some time. He is incredible.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Quote:
It was with belt,and 30kg BW more than Kostja.... It is not in same world.
a belt is not going to add hardly anything (if anything) in a deadlift but ya the bodyweight difference does make especially impressive(wasn't debating that as you can tell from my response)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Anonymous][quote wrote:
a belt is not going to add hardly anything (if anything) in a deadlift but ya the bodyweight difference does make especially impressive(wasn't debating that as you can tell from my response)
a belt would add AT LEAST 10-20kg.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Quote:
Bolton has deadlifted 947 pound raw in competition but it was not in a raw division, so not official.
That seems pretty silly to me.

Submitted by salamander (not verified) on
Absolutely rediculous. All hail Konstantin! Proudly representing The Royal Family of Jack

Submitted by Go sell some me... (not verified) on
Well until natethebest1, J Hernandez or Chris Mason ever come near to pulling what either men pull, it really doesnt matter now does it? None of them will ever be close to pulling what they do, so who gives a fuck??? I am guessing none of them are even 200lbs away lmfao...go get a life you guys, jesus herman christ almighty.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Just curious what did he weigh in at.The information says (308)class my guess is he wasn't much over 275lbs. his last training session had his bw listed at about 277lbs.plus he still looks the same in terms of bw it doesn't appear he gained any more weight certainly not anywhere near 308lbs.

Submitted by haigh (not verified) on
Anonymous wrote:
Just curious what did he weigh in at.The information says (308)class my guess is he wasn't much over 275lbs. his last training session had his bw listed at about 277lbs.plus he still looks the same in terms of bw it doesn't appear he gained any more weight certainly not anywhere near 308lbs.
Weighed in at 128 kg (282 lbs), so not much above the 275's at all.

Submitted by Steve Winburn on
Anonymous wrote:
Just curious what did he weigh in at.The information says (308)class my guess is he wasn't much over 275lbs. his last training session had his bw listed at about 277lbs.plus he still looks the same in terms of bw it doesn't appear he gained any more weight certainly not anywhere near 308lbs.
282 lbs

Submitted by michael tillotson (not verified) on
hernandez is right, the man that lifts the most is the baddest. just like other weight reguleted sports the big boys get the spot light because the junior mints can't beat em no matter what there pound 4 pound skills are.

Submitted by Travis Bell on
michael tillotson wrote:
hernandez is right, the man that lifts the most is the baddest. just like other weight reguleted sports the big boys get the spot light because the junior mints can't beat em no matter what there pound 4 pound skills are.
Actually, that's what Chris Mason was saying, but I agree with you nonetheless. I'm not sure why that is perceived as a slant against KK though. The guy just put up the biggest raw dead and I think we all know he could get 61lbs out of a suit and pull 1000 so it'll be a moot point in the near future anyways.

Submitted by natthebest1 on
Travis Bell wrote:
michael tillotson wrote:
hernandez is right, the man that lifts the most is the baddest. just like other weight reguleted sports the big boys get the spot light because the junior mints can't beat em no matter what there pound 4 pound skills are.
Actually, that's what Chris Mason was saying, but I agree with you nonetheless. I'm not sure why that is perceived as a slant against KK though. The guy just put up the biggest raw dead and I think we all know he could get 61lbs out of a suit and pull 1000 so it'll be a moot point in the near future anyways.
Some people are made to lift and others are made to type and run there mouth like there at westside everyday one day a week is not westide get that straight . What do u know about fullpower u are bench only westside .And to your hero chris mason was saying that i agree nontheless . give it a break .

Submitted by Travis Bell on
natthebest1 wrote:
Travis Bell wrote:
michael tillotson wrote:
hernandez is right, the man that lifts the most is the baddest. just like other weight reguleted sports the big boys get the spot light because the junior mints can't beat em no matter what there pound 4 pound skills are.
Actually, that's what Chris Mason was saying, but I agree with you nonetheless. I'm not sure why that is perceived as a slant against KK though. The guy just put up the biggest raw dead and I think we all know he could get 61lbs out of a suit and pull 1000 so it'll be a moot point in the near future anyways.
Some people are made to lift and others are made to type and run there mouth like there at westside everyday one day a week is not westide get that straight . What do u know about fullpower u are bench only westside .And to your hero chris mason was saying that i agree nontheless . give it a break .
LOL Phil I made no comment towards you. So go take your meds and calm down. What makes me laugh is you never have the balls to say any of this to my face at the gym. Odd don't you think?

Submitted by natthebest1 on
Travis Bell wrote:
natthebest1 wrote:
Travis Bell wrote:
michael tillotson wrote:
hernandez is right, the man that lifts the most is the baddest. just like other weight reguleted sports the big boys get the spot light because the junior mints can't beat em no matter what there pound 4 pound skills are.
Actually, that's what Chris Mason was saying, but I agree with you nonetheless. I'm not sure why that is perceived as a slant against KK though. The guy just put up the biggest raw dead and I think we all know he could get 61lbs out of a suit and pull 1000 so it'll be a moot point in the near future anyways.
Some people are made to lift and others are made to type and run there mouth like there at westside everyday one day a week is not westide get that straight . What do u know about fullpower u are bench only westside .And to your hero chris mason was saying that i agree nontheless . give it a break .
LOL Phil I made no comment towards you. So go take your meds and calm down. What makes me laugh is you never have the balls to say any of this to my face at the gym. Odd don't you think?
SEE YOU SOON THEN I WILL SHOW U BALLS SINCE U THINK I AM RUNNING MY MOUTH AND I WANT BE TAKING ANY MEDS THAT DAY EITHER HAH U MAKE ME LAUGH. YOUR SUCH A BAD ASS.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Anonymous wrote:
NO BODY IS TALKING ABOUT THE MAN JUST CLOSE GRIPPED 551 LIKE A WARM UP!
That is crazy considering he is built for pulling.

Submitted by d.m. (not verified) on
Both men trained extremely hard to reach their accomplishments, both men obviously took different routes to get there. We'll never know how they stack up against each other. I respect Big K for pulling what he does and LOOKING the way he does. We're not bodybuilders, so we don't win any points on appearance, but consider that Big K weighs about 270-280 (even though he competed as a 308), while Andy Bolton weighs about 370 lbs. Big K has got a future in the sport if he stays where he's at. Andy Bolton will probably have to give up the sport within 5-7 years, unless he drops the weight, the wear and tear on your body from weighing nearly 400 lbs is unbelievable, when combined with high level powerlifting.

Submitted by vdizenzo on
Absolutely amazing. About the Bolton argument, if prize money was being given out for the biggest pull Bolton would win, if it was by formula KK would win. It's not worth arguing. It looks like KK might be able to outpull Bolton down the road regardless of weight class. Then there's certainly no argument. Trememdous overall lifting by KK! Proudly representing: AtLargeNutrition and Inzer Advance Designs

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
THE MAN!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The guy who pulls more is stronger no doubt. But is he a better lifter? A SHW pulling 605 and a 165 pulling 600 are in two different worlds in terms of ability, but the SHW is still stronger.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Also, both Bolton and KK's lifts are untouchable in their respective weight class, so I say fvck the formula they're both equally incredible.

Submitted by Jordan Linteris (not verified) on
Awesome job KK! His 2207 was not even close to being full out, with the exception of his deadlift. Looks like he could've squatted 800, and added another 30 on his bench. Must have saved some of his legs from squats for his monster pull. Absolutely amazing.

Submitted by Michael Strom on
Amazing lifting! I'd still take the stance that the man who lifts most is strongest though, although this was incredible, and moreso because of a lesser bodyweight; but bodyweight has nothing to do with ABSOLUTE strength, only relative. So I guess you could say Bolton is stronger in an absolute sense, but KK in the relative sense, but then you'd have to look back at some of the pulls by much lighter guys like Lamar Gant. Regardless of any comparisons, all these guys impress the hell out of me.

Submitted by Behemot (not verified) on
Damnation, that was awsome lifting, but that guy has the smalest legs i have seen on such a powerful man he he

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