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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
  • Squats
  • Truck Pulls
  • Deadlift

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. 

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Impressive Lifts 2020

The Top 4 Lifts of 2020 According to BarBend Fans

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...

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