After months of anticipation, fans of strongman were able to exhale after the conclusion of the 2021 World’s Strongest Man, won by Tom Stoltman of Scotland. Fortunately, the wait for the next contest wasn’t very long. The 2021 Strongman Classic took place on July 24, 2021, at the legendary Royal...Read more
Proper overhead position is key for movements like jerks, snatches, overhead presses, strongman lifts, gymnastics, competitive fitness, and daily life. Too often lifters and athletes fail to properly gain awareness and stability in the overhead position (which can be a...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.
The "American Nightmare" is back. After finishing ninth overall in his first World's Strongest Man (WSM) Finals appearance at the 2021 WSM contest, Bobby Thompson is diving into his preparation for the 2021 Shaw Classic scheduled for Aug. 27-28, 2021,...Read more
Hopefully, you have kept up your strongman training. The 2021 Rogue Record Breakers (RRB) event — where athletes attempt to set world records in various strongman events — will host an online qualifier that anyone (age 14 and over) can...Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic brought live entertainment to a screeching halt. Even the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, will exclude spectators. On June 15, 2021, the 2021 World's Strongest Man competition, hosted in Sacramento, CA, banned live spectators but then rescinded...Read more
One of the best exercises for you may also be one of the most simplistic. The farmer's walk has you pick up a pair of barbells loaded with weight plates, dumbbells, kettlebells, or specific farmer walk handles, and simply stroll...Read more
The last time rapper Action Bronson (Ariyan Arslani) met up with 2019 World's Strongest Man (WSM) champion Martins Licis to train, Bronson had just dropped over 120 pounds. Under Licis's tutelage, Bronson built up his grip strength and mobility via...Read more
Four-time World’s Strongest Man Brian Shaw announced that the 2021 Shaw Classic would be held in October 2021 in Estes Park, CO. On Feb. 2, 2021, Shaw released another YouTube video, this time to announce the list of competitors taking...Read more