Here at M&F Hers, we’re celebrating strong women who broke barriers in the powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, and bodybuilding worlds over the past few decades.

After checking out Muscle & Fitness’ Strongest Men to Ever Walk the Earth, we wanted to feature some of the strongest women in history. So we picked the brains of staffers at Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers, and Flex to gather up their list of the strongest women who ever walked the earth. Read about these tough-as-nails women who paved the way for the rest of us.

(Listed in no particular order.)