You know the cliché: Nobody cares how much you can bench when you’re in a bodybuilding contest. Yes, muscle matters, but what you can do with it matters, too. So let’s celebrate those who built some of the greatest physiques ever seen by conquering some of those most -terrifying weights ever faced. Here, we list nine of the strongest pro bodybuilders of all time.

We had requirements to make the grade: First, they had to have an IFBB Pro League card. Second, some of their feats needed to be verified—whether by our eyes or via official results. 
Finally, they needed to routinely man-handle more metal than just about anyone who ever walked the earth.


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