Stan Efferding Calls out Johnnie Jackson

Create: 09/03/2009 - 08:20
After begin denied a place in the meet that is supposed to determine the world's strongest Pro bodybuilder, the Duel in the Desert, fellow pro bodybuilder Stan Efferding (275) calls out meet competitors Johnnie Jackson and Ben White. Efferding's 2,070 pound total ranks him first on the Powerlifting Watch Lifter Rankings and he holds the twelfth spot in the World on the Power Rankings. Efferding will next compete on September 19 at the SPF POWER "Stimulus Package" Raw Meet at Super Training Gym in Sacramento, California. On the line will be Jon Cole's 2,250 pound total from 1972. It is the highest 275 class raw total in powerlifting history. The following video includes Efferding squatting 850 pounds, bench pressing 585 pounds and deadlifting 825 pounds:
The Duel in the Desert will be held on September 26 at the Olympia. The winner of the contest will receive $10,000.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Dang Strong!!!!!!!!!!! A freak, would love to see him do some damage sept 26th at the Olympia. How much does he weigh compared to the other bodybuilders that will be competing sept 26th. And why did he get denied entry?

Submitted by Jon Deutsch (not verified) on
Not positive, but his denial probably has to do with the fact that he is not sponsored by Muscle Tech and he will win and a MT athlete will not get the cash. The video is awesome and I love how he flat out called them out. It makes powerlifting exciting like a pre MMA match. Somthing like this, even friendly might make meets more entertaining.

Submitted by Yard (not verified) on
Not only is he strong as hell, His work ethic is amazing. Good luck at your meet!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Great stuff. How cna you have a contest to determine the strongest bodybuilder, but not even have the strongest guy in it? That's like having a MMA tournament to determine the greatest middleweight, but not inviting Anderson Silva. This guy is no joke, that 800x2 and 850 looked damn good. Johnny who? Love it. It's PR like that which will draw viewers. PL could use some drama, nothing disrespectful, but some build-up is nice. Works well for MMA, boxing, etc.

Submitted by eggers (not verified) on
Flat out AWESOME! And that is how PL can be main stream. Pulling some tactics from pro wrestling, boxing, MMA, etc which have all been successful is a great way to go. And Efferding seems to be the perfect personality for it. Now I can't wait for the show...and there isn't even one! Keep this type of stuff up!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
eggers wrote:
Now I can't wait for the show...and there isn't even one!
Same here.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
it was a good piece. he did not come off as a punk or jerk. guy seems pretty cool and not arrogant about it. wish him the best of luck.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
This is my first post, and that vedio drew me out of the shawdows, that was an AWESOME video!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
That was really cool. Only thing I would like to see is for bodybuilders to lock out their benches! Ronnie and Stan would both be red lighted for those half benches.

Submitted by chris mason on
WWW.ATLARGENUTRITION.COM Ronnie was training for BODYBUILDING. He was doing reps in such as fashion as to keep the tension on his pecs. Stan is a proven powerlifter who has NO issues with his lockout. Actually, I think Stan's style of not totally locking out when benching for reps is not a bad idea at all.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
chris mason wrote:
WWW.ATLARGENUTRITION.COM Ronnie was training for BODYBUILDING. He was doing reps in such as fashion as to keep the tension on his pecs. Stan is a proven powerlifter who has NO issues with his lockout. Actually, I think Stan's style of not totally locking out when benching for reps is not a bad idea at all.
I know it was a joke.

Submitted by Joanick Boilard (not verified) on
Good job Stan, i love it! It's clear that these guy don't want you in...too strong for them!! Someday they won't have a choice but to face you!!

Submitted by D.J. (not verified) on
im a big fan of stan efferding, this guy is awesome good luck stan hope u get invited and win the $$$$$

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Stan is the man, but i think Ben White has him on the bench - overall, Stan is the best no doubt!

Submitted by Putt Houston on
I have a really hard time saying this with a lump in my throat: Stan is a bodybuilder and I like him. Hard not to be a fan. Ugh! There I said it.... Putt Houston.... now with Ridiculous BCWW

Submitted by Chris Jenkins (not verified) on
Johnnie has posted 372.5kg deadlift at 100kg bodyweight, so he is still pound for pound stronger if not on par with the pull.

Submitted by Chris Jenkins (not verified) on
They should let the three of them lift or its a bullshit competitipn. Eddy Ellwood has one of the biggest pulls for a pro bodybuilder, he has done 900 pound

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Chris Jenkins wrote:
They should let the three of them lift or its a bullshit competitipn. Eddy Ellwood has one of the biggest pulls for a pro bodybuilder, he has done 900 pound
I knew Eddie pulled 400kg and that is 881 lb. Where and when did he get 900?

Submitted by Michael M. (not verified) on
Anonymous wrote:
Chris Jenkins wrote:
They should let the three of them lift or its a bullshit competitipn. Eddy Ellwood has one of the biggest pulls for a pro bodybuilder, he has done 900 pound
I knew Eddie pulled 400kg and that is 881 lb. Where and when did he get 900?
I heard he hit 405kg, which is 892....Anyone have video of this? He's supposed to be good at strongman, too, but I don't know much about him. Anyone have info?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Does it bother anyone else that one of if not the biggest cash payout for a powerlifting event will be going to a bodybuilder?

Submitted by Pat (not verified) on
Sean Katterle wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Does it bother anyone else that one of if not the biggest cash payout for a powerlifting event will be going to a bodybuilder?
No, because Ben White's a contest shirt and raw bencher and Johnnie Jackson's a competition deadlifter and full powerlifter. Both of these guys have put the work in to be jacked and ripped. Unless you're as big as Garry Frank or Zavickas or Siders (which pretty much counts out everyone), you're not very marketable in the gym world when you're sporting a gut. Some outta shape powerlifters should learn from this and cut out the unneccesary carbs and saturated fats and put in more time with the sled or on the treadmill. Besides, they'll feel better, have more energy and be able to easily tie their own shoes so it will be a win win for them to do so. Stay Strong, Sean HardcorePowerliftng.com
I guess in the end this is all really good for the sport. I agree with you and the marketing aspect. That's why Matt K is doing so well right now

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I love how he talks some good old fashioned trash to Johnnie Jackson, but doesn't even acknowledge Ben White.

Submitted by Zach Trowbridge on
Anonymous wrote:
I love how he talks some good old fashioned trash to Johnnie Jackson, but doesn't even acknowledge Ben White.
That's because as far as I know JOJ is the only one who has put up a fight about Stan getting involved.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
ya know i really like this guy until he went out and compared himself to ronnie coleman, or maybe it was just the guy that made the video.... but come on now u can even put the two in the same sentence...

Submitted by William (not verified) on
Anonymous wrote:
ya know i really like this guy until he went out and compared himself to ronnie coleman, or maybe it was just the guy that made the video.... but come on now u can even put the two in the same sentence...
Because Stan is stronger than Ronnie (proven on the platform and in the gym...). It's really pretty easy to use them in the same sentence...

Submitted by Notsofast (not verified) on
Sean Katterle wrote:
William wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
ya know i really like this guy until he went out and compared himself to ronnie coleman, or maybe it was just the guy that made the video.... but come on now u can even put the two in the same sentence...
Because Stan is stronger than Ronnie (proven on the platform and in the gym...). It's really pretty easy to use them in the same sentence...
Those video clips of Ronnie are from his Olympia Expo prep. Off season, Coleman weighs at least 20 pounds more and he's considerably stronger. Stan's not gonna be moving the same amount of weight a couple of months out from the most competitive bodybuilding show in the world. Stan's awesome, but that video wasn't an accurate depiction of who's lifting what at their peak. Stan needs to work on winning an IFBB pro show (or at least getting some Top 5 placings at high profile events like the Ironman Pro or the Montreal Pro) and then he'll secure his spot at next year's Olympia Duel in the Desert I'm sure. Turning pro is really, really tough, but guys like Jackson and White have won and/or placed Top 5 at some of the biggest IFBB competitions in addition to achieving their level of strength. It's the combo of being a top bodybuilder AND a terrific strength athlete that gives them so much star power in the industry. Ronnie Coleman's an 8 x Mr. Olympia ! That puts him on the level of Lee Haney, Dorian Yates and Arnold Schwarzenegger + he's at the strength level of a world champion powerlifter.
Actually Sean, some of Ronnie's big lift videos were from a couple of months out from the Olympia, but some weren't. 8 weeks out he pulled 800x2 but with wrist wraps on (still pretty strong) and the bench video of him doing half reps with 495 for 4-5 reps wasn't that close to contest. Ronnie himself stated that in the last month before the Olympia each year he was only able to bench 365x10-12 and 315x10-12 on incline. That's considerably weaker. Ronnie was a very strong bodybuilder, but he was heavier when he performed his best lifts, and not a single one of them was anywhere near what you could call contest form. Stan Efferding isn't the best bodybuilder in the world, but it looks like he most certainly is the strongest. His squats are deeper and without a suit, he doesn't use straps for his deadlifts, and it looks like he's right on the cusp of a 600 pound touch and go raw bench. Ronnie never did any of that.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
ronnie never competed on the so called platform and if he did he'd go down in history as the strongest bodybuilder that ever lived....

Submitted by GordonLake (not verified) on
Simply amazing...guy brings the pain and the intensity and is an all around beast

Submitted by vdizenzo on
If White or Jackson had any balls they would say they won't compete without Stan being invited. If they don't, the winner should not be able to call himself the world's strongest pro bber. Stan is a pro bber and one strong sob. Proudly representing: AtLargeNutrition

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Well, if you show a picture of Savickas and a picture of Ronnie Coleman to a ,,normal" human (unexperienced in lifting weights) they would be like: Oh this big dude, he looks strong as hell, a real man. Seeing Ronnie they would say: It's all drugs, and he is surely not nearly as strong as the tall dude (Savickas). I'm sure Strongmen are much more entertaining and marketable than bodybuilders and most people rather watch Strongman competitions!!

Submitted by Dan Harrison (not verified) on
I am looking forward to competing with Stan at Mark's meet!!! I am a big Stan Fan!!! Amazing power... Hope to see him smash at least a 2,200 raw total.

Submitted by Attendee (not verified) on
RELAX!!! FROM THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE: "The Duel in the Desert debuts at the 2009 Olympia Expo, Saturday, September 26. The contest will be expanded next year to include any IFBB Pro League bodybuilder that has competed in at least one show in the same calendar year. " The meet's already set. The schedule's set. The "duel" is set. A duel is two people. All this drama, but it will sell more tickets! LOL The Duel in the Desert will happen at the same time as the OLYMPIA SUPERLIFTING BENCH PRESS on Saturday 3 PM on the main stage after the USPF D2 FULL POWERLIFTING NATIONALS on the large floor stage.

Submitted by Sobrino (not verified) on
You know why this is great for the sport? Because it shows powerlifting for what it truly is: the greatest pissing contest in the history of mankind. Every die hard powerlifter from the greatest pro to the average chump lifts so he can beat someone else. You might squat, bench and pull like a mother****er in your garage, but you're not a powerlifter till you get on that platform and put it on the line to see if you can beat someone. It's a shame feuds and competition seems to be between feds and judges these days. They don't produce anything but bad blood and egos. Feuds and competition between lifters breed numbers that make our balls drop. Well at least those are my $0.02. "Los numeros hablan por si solo!" = "Numbers speak for themselves."

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Stan is awesome. I met him and watched him do the 825 raw deadlift at a Pride Contest in Kennewick, WA. Just Stan's warm up would kill most people. A really nice guy too.

Submitted by Voice of Reason (not verified) on
Both Ben and Johnnie are fresh off doing a Pro bodybuilding contest, where Ben placed 5th. Do you guys really think they are going to be at their absolute strongest 5 weeks after that? It's about 2 guys who just competed against each other on stage and now are going to lift some heavy assed weight on the platform. When was Stan's last Pro bodybuilding contest? So the fact that you guys want Stan in there, in true off season mode it seems, against 2 guys who just competed is complete nonsense. Get over it Stan

Submitted by chris mason on
WWW.ATLARGENUTRITION.COM Pro bodybuilders, until very close to the contest, are not going to be any weaker than in the off-season. Why? They are UPPING the doses in the weeks prior to a contest, not the other way around. What you saw of Ronnie in his videos was him as good as it gets in my honest opinion.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
chris mason wrote:
WWW.ATLARGENUTRITION.COM Pro bodybuilders, until very close to the contest, are not going to be any weaker than in the off-season. Why? They are UPPING the doses in the weeks prior to a contest, not the other way around. What you saw of Ronnie in his videos was him as good as it gets in my honest opinion.
this couldn't be further from the truth. the further you go into a precontest diet the weaker you get. and by the end you are way weaker than you are offseason regardless of dosing. coleman's lifts were done about 1 month out there is no question he is measurably stronger in the offseason.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
uh Shawn they never come of test and BTW the best strength drug(tren) also rips you up to shreds man. BTW the Cost of Redemption was filmed about 4 months pre Olympia so Coleman although he may be off from his best wasnt that far off.

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