On Jan. 11, 2021, the 2016 Europe's Strongest Man Laurence "Big Loz" Shahlaei took to his YouTube channel to discuss what he believes are the essential aspects for success in strongman. He noted that unlike routine gym-goers who are training to cut weight, improve their fitness, get healthy, stay active,...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.
On Jan. 6, 2021, 2018 World's Strongest Man (WSM) champion and holder of the heaviest deadlift ever recorded Hafthor "The Mountain" Björnsson took to his YouTube channel to share his best "tips and tricks" for how to deadlift. If there...Read more
On Jan. 5, 2021, on his YouTube channel, Laurence "Big Loz" Shahlaei announced his long-awaited return to strongman competition. The last time Shahlaei competed was at the 2019 WSM contest, which Martins Licis won. He ruptured his Achilles tendon on...Read more
In an Instagram post shared on Jan. 4, 2021, organizers announced that the 2021 Static Monsters World Championships, originally scheduled for July 24, 2021, will no longer take place on that date. No new date has been announced. You can...Read more
Before becoming a competitive strongman and mainstay of the elite tier of strongmen in the world, Robert Oberst played football. When a career in the National Football League (NFL) was not to be, the six-foot, seven-inch tall, 400-plus pound athlete...Read more
Strongman Rauno Heinla of Estonia is an absolute monster in the discipline of the deadlift. During his second appearance on the World's Ultimate Strongman (WUS) "Feats of Strength" series, he set a deadlift for max reps world record when he...Read more
Despite many competitions being postponed, canceled outright, or rescheduled with unique circumstances due to the Coronavirus pandemic — including the 2020 World's Strongest Man (WSM), the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games, and the 2020 Olympia weekend — the strength sports world...Read more