Former competitive powerlifter, strength exhibitionist, and coach Bud Jeffries passed away on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 at the age of 48. His sudden death occurred while he was training. Jeffries’ wife, Heather, posted the news on Jeffries’ Instagram page on Jan. 22, 2022, revealing that she had tried to resuscitate...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.
Today I'm talking to strongman (and 90kg World's Strongest Man) Nicolai Myers. Nicolai is also the winner of America's Strongest Veteran. We discuss being a strongman in a sport more often associated with giants, and how he capitalizes on his...Read more
When performing the deadlift, there are two stances: conventional and sumo. Opinions on each one, particularly the latter, are often staunch. Some go so far as to suggest sumo is cheating despite both being legal setups in powerlifting competitions. For...Read more
When thinking of the Stoltman brothers, the names that come to mind are the 2021 World's Strongest Man (WSM) Tom Stoltman and the 2021 Europe's Strongest Man (ESM) Luke Stoltman. They are, after all, two of the most effective strongmen...Read more
The third annual Shaw Classic will take place at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, CO, on Aug. 13-14, 2022. It is the largest venue thus far in the contest's young history and will feature some of the biggest names in strongman...Read more
Four-time World's Strongest Man (WSM) Brian Shaw is again uniquely positioned for the 2022 strongman season. Although the official roster is not yet announced, Shaw will compete at the 2022 WSM contest — all former winners have a lifetime invitation....Read more