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Tag Archives | Strongman

Don’t be a Robot!

Bodybuilders get a lot of crap, especially from us in the “functional training” world. But that’s not to say there aren’t some smart and strong guys out there in that world. Recently came across this quote from Tom Platz, a professional bodybuilder voted to have the ‘Best Quads and Hamstrings of All Time’. After being […]

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MMA vs. Strongman

The following is a heavyweight bout from May 23, 2015 where former five-time world’s strongest man Mariusz Pudzianowski quickly knocks out Rolles Gracie, a 4th degree black belt in BJJ and 3rd degree in Judo. In the beginning of the UFC Royce Gracie grabbed everyone’s attention by taking out much bigger opponents with Brazilian jiu-jitsu […]

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Odd Haugen Lifts Inch Dumbbell 65 Times

Doing special strength challenges is half the fun of being strong. Odd Haugen appears to think so too. One of the legends of the strongman world Odd set out for a record on his 65th birthday, to lift the unliftable dumbbell 65 times. He turned a feat of grip strength that few can do into […]

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Strongman Competition WIN!

I’m very pleased to announce I took 1st place in the Men’s Light Weight division at the Santa Cruz Strength Strongman Challenge 2 this past Saturday. It was a hard-fought battle and I’ll be sharing every detail and video I have with you here in this article. Preparation for the Contest One day when I […]

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Pyotr Kryloff

Pyotr Kryloff

Pyotr Kryloff was a strongman, wrestler and athlete who lived from 1871 to 1933. He was best known as The King of Kettlebells, performing incredible feats of strength using kettlebells on a circus stage. Pyotr (also known as Pierre) was born in Moscow and his father was an avid fan of physical culture and sports […]

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Henry Steiborn performing a one arm snatch

Henry Steiborn

Henry “Milo” Steinborn was a German weightlifter and strongman born in 1894. He grew up near Dusseldorf and fell into British captivity during the World War I, where he started weightlifting. Luckily, some of the prisoners had already built some basic equipment using concrete blocks and hard wooden bars, which were good enough to start […]

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Strongman Film with Stanless Steel

Strongman was named one of the best documentaries of 2011 by Roger Ebert, and selected as a New York Times Critics’ Pick, STRONGMAN documents the life of strength performer Stanless Steel over the course of ten years. Official synopsis: Stanless Steel—“The Strongest Man in the World at Bending Steel and Metal”—is the only man alive […]

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What It Takes To Be A Strongman

The following is a guest article from Jarell Lindsey. As an athlete, you can have many goals. A soccer star may wish to be the best defensive mid, so focus on some speed, some blocking accuracy, and a strong leg to send the ball back up the field. A competitive lifter may wish to focus […]

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My First Strongman Competition

This past weekend I competed for the first time in a strongman competition. I enjoy competing but haven’t done all that much of it (for the reason that there isn’t really competitions in most of the stuff I do). Even though “strongman” isn’t something I’ve done a lot of, I figured it would be fun […]

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Vasily Alekseyev

Russian weightlifter Vasily Alekseyev was born in 1942 in a small village in the Soviet Union. During his somewhat short professional career he won two gold Olympic medals and set eighty world records in weightlifting. Vasily’s started lifting in 1960 at the age of 18, at which time he was trained by a coach for […]

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