15 Athletes Who Have Superhuman Strength

15 Athletes Who Have Superhuman Strength

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Every so often, an athlete comes along who possesses freakish strength and athleticism to the point where they become almost superhuman. These 15 current athletes fit that billing.

15. Zdeno Chara

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15. Zdeno Chara

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Boston Bruin Zdeno Chara is as strong as they come. The 6-foot-9 defenseman can bench press over 300 pounds and more than gets it done on the ice in Boston as well. He comes in at No. 15 on the list.

14. Tiger Woods

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14. Tiger Woods

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Amid speculation in recent years by the media and fans that Tiger Woods may have used steroids, it is certainly interesting that he possesses such brute strength despite his mere 6-foot-1, 185-pound frame. Woods has bench pressed 315 pounds and rumors have circulated that he can bench as much as 450 pounds.

13. Michael Vick

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13. Michael Vick

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Not only can Michael Vick run like the wind and serve as a prolific passer in the NFL, he can also perform admirably in the weight room. Vick can bench an impressive 335 pounds despite being 6-foot, 216 pounds. He cracks No. 13 on this list. Now his next goal should be to crack the starting lineup for the New York Jets.

12. Dwight Howard

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12. Dwight Howard

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Dwight Howard has had an impressive NBA career to this point, averaging nearly 13 rebounds, two blocks and 18 points per game in his eight-year career. However, he is also known for his weight room prowess. It has been confirmed that his bench press max has been clocked at 345 pounds, giving him the distinction as the only NBA player on this list.

11. Kurt Angle

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11. Kurt Angle

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Former Olympian and current TNA wrestler Kurt Angle is not only athletic and very sound in the ring, he is ridiculously strong as well. He can bench 420 pounds and can squat 630 pounds, making him one of elite wrestlers in the strength department.

10. Laron Landry

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10. LaRon Landry

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LaRon Landry is yet another athlete with incredible strength and freakishly sized arms. The reason for his arms are his workout regimen. That regimen has allowed him to bench press a max of 425 pounds. He is a dominating force on the football field when healthy as well.

9. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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9. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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The Rock is known for his Hollywood lifestyle and flamboyant personality, but he is also one of the strongest athletes around. The people's champion can bench press a max of 425 pounds, the same as Landry. The most electrifying man in all of entertainment takes the No. 9 spot on the list.

8. Vernon Davis

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8. Vernon Davis

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Vernon Davis has been one of the best tight ends in the NFL since being drafted in the first round of the 2006 draft. Perhaps his success in the weight room has translated into success on the field as well. That weight room success is to the tune of a 465-pound bench press max. Not bad for a player who was shunned by Mike Singletary in 2008 for not being a winner.

7. John Cena

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7. John Cena

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John Cena is a jack-of-all trades WWE superstar. He is charismatic, charitable and he leaves everything he has in the ring. What you may not know about Cena is that he is a freak in the gym as well. Cena can bench press 505 pounds, squat 575 pounds, and dead-lift 675 pounds. Whether you like him or not, there is no doubt that he is a tremendous athlete.

6. Brodrick Bunkley

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6. Brodrick Bunkley

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Brodrick Bunkley is a defensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints. While maybe not everyone knows Bunkley for what he does on the field, what he can do in the weight room is nothing short of incredible. At the 2006 NFL Scouting Combine he put up 44 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, good for top five in history for that event at the Combine. His bench press max is 525 pounds.

5. Stephen Paea

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5. Stephen Paea

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Stephen Paea is arguably the strongest player in the NFL. In 2011, he set a record with 49 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press at the Combine. Additionally, his bench press max is 525 pounds.

4. Big Show

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4. Big Show

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The world's largest athlete, the Big Show, is also one of the strongest in the WWE and in all of professional sports. He can bench press 545 pounds and can lift nearly any opponent by the throat to deliver his famous and devastating chokeslam. Paul Wight takes the No. 4 spot on the list.

3. Ryback

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3. Ryback

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Ryback may be relatively new to life in a WWE ring, but he is no stranger to the gym or weight training. The man known for the phrase "feed me more" can bench press 550 pounds and believes that he could bench up to 580 pounds if he really wanted to. In any case, Ryback is one of the strongest professional athletes around and takes the No. 3 spot on this list.

2. Mark Henry

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2. Mark Henry

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Mark Henry certainly lives up to his nickname of the World's Strongest Man. He currently can bench press 585 pounds, squat 953 pounds, and dead-lift 905 pounds. Back during his prime in his Olympic days, he could lift even higher totals than that. Even still, his current numbers are incredible for a 43-year-old who has had several debilitating injuries as of late. He takes the No. 2 spot on this list as a result.

1. Brock Lesnar

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1. Brock Lesnar

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As Triple H would say, Brock Lesnar is the definition of Evolution. At 6-foot-3, 287 pounds, Brock is ridiculously strong. He can bench 655 pounds, squat 920 pounds and dead-lift 900 pounds. As a UFC champion, a three-time WWE champion and the only man to ever defeat The Undertaker at WrestleMania, he is the personification of domination.


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