Cheick “Iron Biby” Sanou is known specifically, for being one of the world’s most impressive overhead pressers. And as of this month, he staking his claim as the very best (unofficially, of course). Biby hit a 220kg log press in 2019 as part of Europe’s Strongest Man which came close to Zydrunas Savickas’ 228kg/502.5lb record. Biby was still was able to walk away with the victory in the World Log Lift event though, which he also won in 2018.
But the 28-year-old from Burkina Faso, Africa unofficially broke the all-time log lift record earlier this month by pressing a massive 233.5kg/ 514 lbs. He explained in the post that he accomplished this lift in preparation for this year’s World Log Lift Championship.
But because of the current situation that has put a lot of things on hold, he’ll have to wait until August. But that is if things don’t change before then.
Check out his unofficial log lift record below…
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💥 233.5kg/ 514 lbs Unofficial all Time log lift World record was done this year during my prep for World log lift CHAMPIONSHIP. I know what i Can DO so i was being quiet. But things changed now. And i Guess many people are acting and forgetting who won the log lift CHAMPIONSHIP last year. Got many people inboxing me and wanting to know when i will break this record. Here IS my answer. Because of this pandemic every professional sports in the World have been postponed. Mortality rate going up everyday. I really Care about what Happening now so i will wait & compete when things Come back to normal. The official New date of GIANTS LIVE WORLD LOG LIFT CHAMPIONSHIP is August 8th. To be crown a king you have to face all the athletes and in front of strongman fans . Thats how IT'S DONE ! #real #king #strongman #loglift #isymfs #ironaddict #beastmode #teamironbiby #stayathome
Just a few weeks later, Iron Biby achieves a massive standing military press with 240kg/529lbs off which he writes in the post… “HEAVIEST STANDING MILITARY PRESS.”
Check it out…
That’s an absolutely insane amount of weight to strict press overhead and Iron Biby seemed to do it smoother than most would have thought, Although it definitely wasn’t easy for him. But then to rack it after the press, just shows how ridiculously strong he is.
The best strict press performance in competition from what we found, was a 216 kg/476 lbs axle press (world record) by Strongman legend Eddie Hall at Giants Live in 2017. He even had more in the tank after that press which was mind-blowing.
The axle bar is a lot thicker though compared to the bar Iron Biby used. But that’s probably why he was able to press 529lbs. Not to mention, it wasn’t done in competition. However, it is still extremely impressive and at this rate, we think he’ll get it in competition.
But due to competitions being postponed, it may be a while. Although, it’s possible that Iron Biby posts another insane lift before then.
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