Louis Cyr was a French-Canadian strongman born near Montreal in 1863. There are many stories of Cyr remarkable strength. One such story was in his youth working as a patrol man for the Montreal police department when he happened upon two burly thugs engaged in a knife fight.
Cyr quickly unarmed both men and picked both them and placed them under each arm and walked them to the police station to be processed.
One of his most renowned lift was his back lift where it is said he lifted a total weight of 4300lbs.
Louis Cyr is a person you should read about in depth or at the very least google searchabout his amazing feats of strength.