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...Read more
The deadlift is one of the most effective strength and muscle producing movements in all of strength, power, and fitness sports. Throughout deadlift training, there are a plethora of variations and bar options that coaches and athletes can choose from...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.
Strongman and strongwoman shows have grown tremendously in popularity over the past decade and a half. Where once shows struggled to attract competitors, interest in strength has never been higher. Strongman stars like Hafþór Björnsson and Eddie Hall have moved...Read more
Eight days after being hospitalized with heart issues, World's Strongest Man competitor Gabriel Pena pulled 520 kilograms (1,145 pounds) off 18-inch blocks. Ok, then. You can check out the impressive feat in the video below, which Pena posted to his...Read more
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...Read more
The 2020 World's Strongest Man (WSM) contest had some of the most decorated strongmen on the planet all converge in Bradenton, FL to compete, give commentary, or partake in the refereeing of the event. Even though four-time WSM champion Brian...Read more
Action Bronson is primarily known for two things — spitting creative rhymes and hosting Fuck, That's Delicious on Viceland. You can add "crushing it in the gym" to that list. Since April of 2020, Bronson has shed 127 pounds from his frame....Read more
Logan Pragovich was two weeks into auto stem cell therapy for his second battle against cancer when he decided to compete in Strongman Corporation Nationals. No stranger to training, Pragovich had dabbled in bodybuilding and powerlifting. However, he wanted something uniquely motivating...Read more