Strongman

Atlas Stones Versus Stone of Steel: Why the Difference Matters for Strongman Athletes

The Atlas Stone is perhaps one of the most iconic implements in Strongman. The giant spherical concrete stones speak to Strongman’s heritage as a sport that demonstrates power and domination over all manner of odd and ordinary objects, no...

Can Zydrunas Savickas Win the 2017 World’s Strongest Man?

Zydrunas Savickas has been racing against Brian Shaw to tie Mariusz Pudzianowski’s all-time record of five WSM championships, but he may be too rusty to defeat Shaw in the 2017 World’s Strongest Man. If Zydrunas Savickas was not sidelined by...

Axle Deadlift vs Barbell Deadlift – Which Is Best for Strength, Muscle Mass, and...

The deadlift is one of the most strength-based movements in all of strength and fitness posts. When developing a lifter’s pulling abilities, coaches have a wide selection of deadlifting variations to use, each offering benefits other variation may not. In...

Reverse Hyperextension Alternatives

In this article we will offer five reverse hyperextension alternatives for coaches and athletes who may not have access to a reverse hyperextension machine and/or are looking to diversify their glute and hamstring accessory programming. In the sections below...

The 1977 World’s Strongest Man Is the Greatest Thing Since Sliced SPAM

When things are decidedly a little FUBAR in my life, like when there's 25 days before I blindly travel around the world for a year with a bunch of strangers and yet I still haven't packed, I find that...

Hafthor Bjornsson Wins 2018 Arnold Strongman Classic

Icelandic professional strongman Hafthor Bjornsson has continually stated in interviews and social media posts that 2018 would be his year, and judging by the conclusion of the 2018 Arnold Strongman Classic, it very well may be. Bjornsson had a commanding...

Good Morning Exercise Guide

Good mornings are among the most fundamental lower back, hamstring, and glute accessory exercises done by powerlifters, Olympic weightlifters, Strongman, and fitness athletes. In this exercise guide we will discuss the good morning (specifically the barbell good morning), offering...

Caitlin Yuhas on Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Take Up Strongman

It's the American dream: Move to New York City to dance, transition shortly thereafter to lifting Atlas stones and kegs as quickly as possible. So maybe Caitlin Yuhas' story ISN'T completely typical. But the lightweight strongman (or is it "strongwoman"?...

Split Squat vs Squat – What’s the Difference, and Muscles Worked?

While many strength, power, and fitness athletes know all about the immense benefits of squatting, many are neglecting another fundamental movement that can not only aid in their overall squat performance, but also save their joints, increase movement patterning,...

2017 World’s Strongest Man Qualification Groups Leaked

As seems to always be the case with World’s Strongest Man, the only exciting news in the build up to the main event of year and the cornerstone of many athletes and fan’s calendars comes from something we aren’t...

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Ilya Ilyin Does Bodyweight Training, So Should You

Bodyweight exercises are cool, effective, and even fun. And hey, they may even make you stronger. Just ask two-time Olympic weightlifting champion Ilya Ilyin, who's...

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