Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Strongman

The Strongman’s Guide to Hand Care and Maintenance

All strength sports have one unifying factor: they rely almost entirely upon healthy hands. Without them, the show just cannot go on, regardless of how much you want it to. The most common injury, of course, is the torn...

What to Expect When Taking The CSCS (and How to Prep)

The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification is considered by myself and many others to be one of the highest strength certs someone can receive. This certification is administered through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Many colleges and professional...

Watch Thor Bjornsson Muscle Clean & Press 430lb Like It’s Nothing

At an exhibition event sponsored by WOW Airlines in Reykjavik last week, many of Iceland's most elite strength athletes gathered for an incredible competition of strength and functional fitness. One of the best highlights that's currently tearing up Instagram is this phenomenal video of Hafthor...

How to Keg Toss Like Thor

“It’s such a fun event because there aren't a lot of times you get to throw something under technique and control, but also as hard as humanly possible.” In a nutshell, that’s the keg toss: the rarest combination of discipline...

Watch Dwayne Johnson Do Strongman In the New “Baywatch” Trailer

“This has nothing to do with saving people!” Today the new international trailer for the upcoming Baywatch reboot dropped, and we were pleased to see that it contains a hefty dose of strongman events – even though, as Efron’s character complains,...

3 Ways to Find Your 1-Rep Max (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced)

Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced lifter, having an idea of your 1-rep max (1-RM) can help support your training. Once you have an understanding of the maximal weight your body can move, then you can program accordingly. Beginner and intermediate...

A Strongman Coach and Athlete’s Thoughts on the Eddie Hall Documentary

I was scheduled to attend Matt Bell’s documentary film at the 2016 Arnold in Columbus, Ohio; unfortunately for me, flight changes made that impossible. There is good news for the for the strongman fan though; it has been added...

Why It’s So Hard to Nail the Hammer Throw

The Highland Games hold a special place in the strength athlete’s heart. They’re not the most widely covered or best-attended events on Earth but, like a Jurassic mosquito frozen in amber, they’re a beautifully preserved piece of the past,...

12 Ways To Maximize Your Rest Day

While many individuals struggle to make it TO the gym, many of us also struggle to STAY out. Rest days are critical for performance, with some sports and ability levels needing more and/or less of them. When your rest...

The 3 Best Moments of the 2016 World’s Strongest Man Grand Final

Mateusz Kieliszkowski’s Lightning Fast 825lbs (360kg) Frame Carry Mateusz Kieliszkowski was the youngest competitor at the 2016 World’s Strongest Man. At 23-years-old, the Polish newcomer astounds in his first Grand Final. He travels the circuit in a showing that appears...

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Attention New Yorkers: Weightlifting (and Mattie Rogers) Are Coming to Times...

In an email blast on April 20th, USA Weightlifting announced Mattie Rogers will be joining a roster of other Olympians and Olympic hopefuls in...

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