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, in Estes Park, CO. On July 21, 2021, the American...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 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
On June 20, 2021, the final event of the 2021 World's Strongest Man (WSM) contest came down to a winner-take-all showdown for the title between four-time WSM champion Brian Shaw and Tom Stoltman in the Atlas Stones. It was not...Read more
The 2021 World's Strongest Man (WSM) contest came to a close on June 20 in Sacramento, CA, and saw Tom Stoltman of Scotland raise the first-place trophy overhead. 2020 WSM winner Oleksii Novikov watched the Finals from the sidelines after...Read more
The 2021 World’s Strongest Man made its mark in the history books. It was an iconic contest with many memorable moments — Tom Stoltman becoming the first Scotsman to win the five-day competition (June 15-20), Mark Felix's gritty day three...Read more
The race to the deadlift world record is heating up. It seems Iranian strongman Peiman Maheripourehir refuses to take a rest day, as he was back in the gym on June 23, 2021, to deadlift what appears to be his...Read more