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How to Watch the 2020 Shaw Classic and Updated Roster

Four-time World's Strongest Man champion (WSM) Brian Shaw will be hosting his own strongman competition — the Shaw Classic — at his home gym in Colorado on Dec. 11-12, 2020. When Shaw announced this new yearly competition, he released the athletes' names invited to compete and the events that would...

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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
  • Squats
  • Truck Pulls
  • Deadlift

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. 

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Professional Strongman and Father Aaron Page Dies

British professional strongman Aaron “The Rage” Page died on Nov. 20, 2020. No official cause of death has been made. However, on Nov. 12, 2020, a post from Page's girlfriend Chloe Woodford was re-posted on The Barbell Division's Facebook page. The...

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