Strongman and powerlifting career
Benedikt formerly held the world record for the Hummer tyre deadlift of 500 kg (1102 lb) at the Arnold Strongman Classic, in which hummer tyres are used instead of powerlifting plates under strongman rules where lifting straps are allowed.
Benedikt currently holds the Log Lift Icelandic Record standing at 180 kg (397 lb).
Benedikt Magnússon, alongside wife Gemma Magnússon, (Britain’s Strongest Woman) owned and ran heavy lifting gym in Iceland called Super Gym. Super Gym ran monthly “raw” (without the aid of suits) competitions including Log Lift Max, Deadlift Max, Rolling Thunder Max, Bench Press Max, and Squat Max.
Benedikt holds the current deadlift world record, lifting 1,015 pounds (460 kg) at the Ronnie Coleman classic, April 2, 2011.
 Personal records
Powerlifting Competition Records:
done in official powerlifting full meets
- Squat – 837.7 lbs (380 kg) raw with wraps
- Bench press – 485 lbs (220 kg) raw
- Deadlift – 1015 lbs (460 kg) raw
- Total = 2298.3 lbs (837.7/485/975.5) / 1042.5 kg (380/220/442.5) raw with wraps
 See also
- ^ a b Saturday, December 17, 2005, IFSA Team World Championships: Team Europe vs. Team Scandinavia, by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D.IronMind
- ^ http://www.davidhorne-gripmaster.com/strongmanresults.html
- ^ http://www.ironmind.com/ironmind/opencms/Articles/2010/Jun/Stefan_Solvi_Petursson_Wins_Icelandxs_Strongest_Man.html
- ^ http://www.ironscene.com/videos/28_benedikt_magnusson_440kg_deadlift
- ^  Benedikt Magnusson -1015 Deadlift – Ronnie Coleman Classic – RAW
- ^ ALL TIME HISTORICAL MEN AND WOMEN’S POWERLIFTING WORLD RECORDS
 External links
- Benedikt Magnusson breaking the tire deadlift record under WPO powerlifting rules
- Benedikt Magnusson powerlifting results from IPF competitions
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