Strongman

Ken Patera Was the First American to Clean & Jerk 500 lbs

When you think Ken Patera, what comes to mind? For most, it's probably a career spent in professional wrestling, but Patera built his strong athletic background through lifting and other sports. For example, did you know Patera competed in...

Hafthor “The Mountain” Bjornsson Sets New Weight Over Bar World Record

Though it's technically the "Off Season" for many top strongman competitors, World's Strongest Man podium finisher Hafthor Bjornsson (known to many fans as "The Mountain" on HBO's Game of Thrones series) is staying plenty busy, entertaining fans and going after...

Why Strongman Training Is Ideal for Building Football Players

I have made my living working with high school and college athletes for the last three decades. Parents will look to private coaches to specifically improve the skill sets of athletes to increase their playing time or help secure...

Check Out Zydrunas Savickas’ (Big Z) Latest Shredding Progress

Legendary strongman athlete Zydrunas Savickas (Big Z) appears to be continuing, or at least maintaining his recently acquired lean physique. Savickas has a very impressive list of accomplishments in the world of strength including four World's Strongest Man titles and...

Prowler Push Alternatives

The simple act of pushing loads across the floor using the legs, core, and upper body as one that demands the utmost strength, muscular endurance, and cardiovascular fitness, no matter who you are. In earlier prices we discussed the benefits...

Who Are the Strongest Women in Strongman?

Finally! The weight classed World's Strongest Woman contest is going to be held. For those of us on the East Coast, we can see it live in December in Raleigh, North Carolina. Last year saw its return, but 2017...

Sled Push Alternatives

Let’s suppose you find yourself eager to get started with sled pushes, yet find yourself without a sled. While this can easily be avoided by investing in any of the sleds for a few bucks, sometimes you must be...

6 Benefits of Sled Pulls

Few exercises are as simple and effective as the sled pull. Nearly everyone can them, regardless of ability level, background, and/or goal. They work to increase power, strength, muscle mass, and aerobic endurance, all while sizzling body fat.  Here's everything...

20 Elite Lifters Share Their Pre 1-Rep Max and PR Thoughts

When you attempt a new PR, what goes through your head? Is it a well-crafted personal string of pump up thoughts, or a haphazard lack of certainty? Every lifter will encounter a time when they're faced with two decisions:...

Standing vs. Sitting Dumbbell Shoulder Press

In an earlier article we discussed the dumbbell shoulder press, a great movement to gain valuable muscle mass, strength, and address asymmetries for athletes and lifters of all sports. When looking at the dumbbell shoulder press, some questions came...

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Chris Bridgeford Deadlifts 370kg for Five Reps at 119kg Bodyweight

Twenty-two year old powerlifter Chris Bridgeford is repping awfully close to the world record deadlift: five reps of 370 kilograms (815.7 pounds) with wrist...

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