Even the most elite strongman athletes still train in the gym to improve their form. 2019 World's Strongest Man (WSM) champion Martins Licis and 2022 Arnold Strongman UK champion Mitchell Hooper agree that there is constant space to improve lifting technique. On Jan. 20, 2023, the strongman duo headed to...Read more
Squatting strength and performance is arguably one of the most vital attributes for strength, power, and functional fitness athletes. Often, athletes may find themselves and their squat performance becoming stagnant. Enter, the Anderson Squat. This squatting variation is a highly...Read more
What Is Strongman?
Strongman is a weight-classed strength sport. In competitive strongman and strongwoman, an athlete’s success is based on their ability to conquer a multitude of events. Unlike the other strength sports, strongman/strongwoman athletes have to incredibly rounded in every aspect, as opposed to only training a few lifts. Check out a few of the more well-known events below.
- Log Press
- Atlas Stones
- Weighted Carries
- Truck Pulls
These are only a few of the events you could see at any given strongman contest. To be successful in strongman and strongwoman, you have to be adaptive and excel in pull, carry, press, and squat focused events.
The 2017 World’s Strongest Man champion, Eddie Hall, and IFBB Pro League Men’s Open bodybuilder Jamie Christian-Johal recently collaborated on a back training video on Hall's YouTube channel. “The Giant” taught “The Beast” how to train for bodybuilding instead of...Read more
Standing at six feet, three inches tall, and weighing 250 pounds, it takes a man-mountain the size of Braun Strowman to cast a shadow on the fighting Irishman, WWE superstar Sheamus. But, at six feet, eight inches tall, Strowman does...Read more
Mitchell Hooper started his 2023 strongman season off with a bang. The Canadian flew to Yapeen, Australia, to compete in the 2023 Australia's Strongest International (ASI) contest on Jan. 21, 2023. Against six other elite strongmen, Hooper won four of...Read more
The biggest lifting legends often have exercises named after them. Nineteenth-century lifter Henry “Milo” Steinborn, born in 1893, is no exception. One of the most influential strongmen and weightlifters of his time is credited with creating this unique — and...Read more
Giants Live has announced that 2023 Britain’s Strongest Man (BSM) competitors, 2020 Europe’s Strongest Man Luke Richardson and 2019 Masters World’s Strongest Man Terry Hollands, have withdrawn from the competition, which is set to take place on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at the...Read more
The 2023 Australia's Strongest International (ASI) contest is set for Jan. 21, 2023. Among the 12 strongmen competing in Yapeen, Australia, is the 2022 Arnold Strongman Classic UK champion, Mitchell Hooper: 2023 Australia's Strongest International Roster Jordan Osborne (Australia) Sean Gillen (Australia)...Read more