On May 10, 2021, World's Strongest Man announced that the 2021 WSM contest, taking place in Sacramento, CA on June 15-20, will not have in-person spectators. Per the post: "While restrictions are being lifted in California at the start of our event, we will still be operating without fans this...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.
Don't judge a strongman by their 10,000-plus calorie diets. The 2017 World's Strongest Man (WSM) champion Eddie Hall and 2018 WSM champion Hafthor Björnsson will face off in the squared circle in Las Vegas, NV, in September 2021, in what...Read more
Today we're talking to strongman athlete Brian Alsruhe, who actually joins the BarBend Podcast for a second time. Recently, Brian has been focusing most of his time on building a homestead in the woods, completely by hand and without the...Read more
On April 30 through May 2, 2021, in Hilton Head Island, SC, the under 105-kilogram strongman contest "Clash on the Coast" saw top athletes in the division battle in a keg toss, a farmer's carry into duck walk, a loading...Read more
Strongman and strongwoman competitions have always been as much about entertainment as they are sport. Since the first World’s Strongest Man in 1977, there’s been a clear need to entertain fans while simultaneously testing athletes — which remains embedded in...Read more
American strongman Bobby Thompson pressed 217.5 kilograms (478.5 pounds) on April 30, 2021, to claim the American log press record. Thompson set the record at strongman Anthony Fuhrman’s Clash on the Coast, a contest for 105-kilogram (U105 KG) athletes sanctioned...Read more
2017 World's Strongest Man (WSM) champion Eddie Hall has become a jack-of-all-trades since he retired from competitive strongman. Since leaving the business of eating 8,000 calories a day and deadlifting 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds), we've seen Hall overhaul his diet...Read more