On Oct. 15-16, 2021, the 2021 Strongman Corporation Open Nationals Competition took place at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, VA. Thirteen divisions in the men's and women's competitions in the lightweight, middleweight, and heavyweight categories battled for spots at the 2022 Arnold Strongman World Championships. All divisions performed the...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.
On Oct. 29-31, 2021, the 2021 Rogue Invitational will take place at the Dell Diamond stadium in Round Rock, TX. It will feature the inaugural strongman contest at that competition, with 10 of the top strongmen in the world battling...Read more
Today I’m talking to strongman Adam Bishop, the reigning Britain’s Strongest Man (as of this podcast’s publication). After playing rugby at a high level, Adam became a strength and conditioning coach for professional rugby players. It was only in the...Read more
After his withdrawal from the 2021 Shaw Classic five days before that contest began, strongman Robert Oberst went to the hospital and subsequent appointment with shoulder specialist Dr. Joseph Lynch. Oberst suffered a half-centimeter bursal-sided (outer joint) tendon tear in...Read more
Rhianon Lovelace Moved Up Three Weight Classes and Won the 2021 Arnold Strongman Log & Deadlift Championships UK
The inaugural Arnold Sports Festival UK wrapped up on Oct. 3, 2021. It was a memorable first show in the UK, which featured the first-ever Arnold Strongman Classic UK won by Evan Singleton via tiebreaker against 2020 World's Strongest Man...Read more
To compete at the highest level in strongman, athletes need to eat an extremely calorie-dense diet. Constant food consumption is often required to maintain mass and provide the necessary energy to deadlift more than 700 pounds for reps or yoke...Read more
The inaugural Arnold Sports Festival UK had many fans buzzing in Birmingham, England over the weekend of Oct. 1-3, 2021. One of the final events was the inaugural Arnold UK Giants Live strongman contest. Ten strongmen entered the contest and...Read more