CRUSHING A 400 LB BAG LIFT CHALLENGE: The Strongest Man in History (Season 1) | History


– All right, ladies
and gentlemen, has anyone heard of
Buffalo Bill, obviously someone who’s famous from here? All right, has anyone
heard of William Bankier? That’s why we’re here. Exactly. That’s why we’re here. Today, we’re actually
going to look into William Bankier’s 475-pound sack lift. 475 is probably a stretch. Yeah. The heaviest bag
we’ve ever competed with is 330 pounds, and that would be
to pick up and carry and load. William Bankier wasn’t
that big of a guy. It’s very, very
outlandish to think that he actually picked up
and carried a 475-pound sack. In the 1890s, you’d
have to have a bag kind of this size, this material. I mean, I don’t know if it
would hold picking it up. Probably tear. The companies that
make our bags today are making them out of Kevlar. They’re quadruple stitched. They’re bulletproof. And to make it small
and compact enough that he could actually
lift it, I just don’t see how that could happen. I’m saying 475 is fake. Carrying 400 pounds,
especially in your stomach, is very difficult to do. You have to have endurance. You have to have speed and
agility all at the same time. You guys want to try the 400? Yeah. Is everyone ready? Yeah! Good to hear because I’m not. Sandbags is something that
I’ve always been quite scared of at World’s Strongest Man. Come on, Ed! Come on, Eddie! And the thought of picking up
this 400-pound bag, it really runs shivers down my spine. It’s really dangerous. Come on, Ed. Come on, Ed! Just slipping down the top. That’s a good fight. I tried. I have seen so
many people detach biceps, hurt their
backs, and I don’t want to be one of those guys. I want my biceps the way
they are, big and massive. All right, Nick, you’re up. Nicks’ up. Good luck, buddy. Yay. We’re in the Irma. There’s a ton of
people in there. And I watch Eddie not
get the 400-pound bag, and I’m thinking, I
better get this bag up because I don’t know if Robby’s
going to be able to do it or not.
– Come on. We are in danger of
looking like idiots. Come on, Nick. Go on, Nick. Come, Nick. Come on! [APPLAUSE] I was really pumped when I
was able to pick that bag up and go, knowing that we
are not going to look like idiots in this place. I was jacked. Come on, OB. Come on, OB. Yeah! Come on! Come on. Let’s go, OB. Let’s do it. When you’re out there,
you’re really vulnerable. I’m basically baring myself
in front of a bunch of people I don’t know, and I’m showing
whether I’m strong enough. I’m exposed. I literally had surgery on my
bicep just a couple months ago, so I’m worried about
that popping off again. [APPLAUSE] Come on, OB. Come on. You’re already [INAUDIBLE]. But when you pushed yourself
and you didn’t know you could do something and all these
people get to see you elevate yourself, there’s
this euphoric feeling where you feel untouchable. And then I stop being me
and I become a showman. You don’t really
get an opportunity to do this very often. That made my night
just, ooh, so good.

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