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Sep 29 14

How to Prepare For A Competition Like A Pro

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Written By Jimmy Dart ASC Pro 105k Whenever I am nearing a show, about 3 days out I start to think about what I’ll need for the upcoming contest day. This includes what goes into my competition bag, what nutrition I’ll need, what area and weather conditions the competition will be held in, the venue (will seating be available?) and all of the little things that can make or break the show, and more importantly – being prepared for anything, which gives the athlete ultimate piece of mind so that he/she can focus on what really matters – competing! Pre Competition The Competition Bag - read more…


Oct 2 14

American Strongman Radio 25 – Sean Demarinis

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On this weeks ASR, the newly crowned 2014 NAS 105k America’s Strongest Man Sean Demarinis drops in to discuss his recent win and what it took to get him there: dropping 25lbs in 25 days, cleaning up his diet, driving 5 hours to the venue with piles of clothes on, the heat cranked and windows up! I wonder what Valet at the host hotel thought about that??? Bryan and Kalle bring you up to date with housekeeping notes, do’s and don’ts of athletic travel, Budweiser, Red Bull, local Reno media, the F Bomb and more on this weeks American Strongman Radio!


Oct 2 14

How to: Reverse Ring flies

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Sep 25 14

American Strongman Radio Episode 24: America’s Strongest Woman Kristy Scott

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What an amazing weekend for Kalle Beck and Bryan Hildebrand at the 50th Anniversary of the Mr Olympia weekend. We crowned a new Americas strongest Woman in Kristy Scott who is our guest this week. We also crowned a new Americas Strongest Lightweight Man in Sean Demarinis and a new Masters National Champion in Mike Kromer. Amazing performances abounded as Kalle and Bryan wrap up the weekends events. Congrats to the Poundstone family as they welcomed in a new little girl (Derek will never be the same!) An update on Charlie Merritt and the video contest in his honor. NAS schedule for the week and much more on this weeks ASR!


Sep 25 14

Strongman Gear Guide Part 1: Shoes

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 Lets start from the bottom up. You would never think shoes would be such a common, and heated discussion in a sport like strongman but it is! So lets delve into it.

First we have to break down that there are different types of events in Strongman that will require a different type of shoe.  What is required of a shoe for any event is a hard sole that doesn’t give. For an all around shoe I recommend an Indoor soccer shoe such as an Adidas Samba but if you want to specialize and  have 5 pairs of shoes in your gym bag like a proper strongman diva you have to break it down into different categories
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Sep 25 14

New Gyms Added To The Strongman Gym Directory

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CrossFit Basel
Address: Frankfurt Strasse 36, CH-4142 Münchenstein, Switzerland
Contact Email: info@crossfitbasel.ch
Website: http://www.crossfitbasel.ch/
Description: Yokes, logs, axles, Atlas stones, prowlers, farmer\’s handles…

CrossFit GVA

Address: 27 Rue de Lyon,1201, Geneva, Switzerland
Contact Email: info@crossfitgva.com
Website: crossfitgva.com
Description: Yoke\r\nFarmer\’s handles\r\nSandabgs up to 110kg (240lbs)\r\nAxle\r\n20kg (45lb) 8\” log\r\n50kg (110lb) 12\” log\r\nProwlers/sleds\r\n\r\nStrongman training Saturdays/Sundays at noon (check schedule on website)
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Sep 17 14

American Strongman Radio – Episode 23 – Teen National Champion Tommy Roman

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This weeks ASR has Kalle manning the helm while Bryan calls in from GrumpyPants Inc 2.0 Global Studios… which is not quite set up yet. Sorry about the audio! The 2014 NAS Teen National Champion Tommy Roman comes on to talk about his beginnings, his dads passion for the sport, and where he hopes to go from here. Updates on NAS athlete Charlie Merritt and the video fundraiser currently happening with a $500 supplement package up for grabs! The guys talk about this weekends Americas Strongest Woman and the Pro 105K Lightweight Mens Championships this weekend in Las Vegas! Join us on this weeks brand spanking new ASR!


Sep 16 14

Athlete Interview: 15 year old Strongwoman Jordan Woody

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Hi Jordan, thanks for taking some time to talk to Starting Strongman, please introduce yourself to our readers.

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Hi Kalle! My name is Jordan Woody and I am currently the youngest Open Heavyweight Woman in NAS at 15 years old (16 in November). I just started my sophomore year of high school in August at Randall K. Cooper High School (GO JAGS!). I am an All A Honor Roll student and throw shot put and discus for the girl’s track team at Cooper (not to mention a partial player on the football team considering the amount of times I get asked why I haven’t joined yet). I am residing in the beautiful state of Kentucky but bounce back and forth from Kentucky to Ohio for training. Some of my biggest achievements in this sport so far are a 400 lb 18” deadlift, a 240 lb atlas stone load to 50”, and a 150 lb log press. I have been an active competitor since January 2014 and became an open competitor in May at my 3rd show.

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Sep 13 14

How to Clean & Press A Log with Alan Thrall

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Alan Did a great job with the techniques Kalle Beck used in his Log Clean & Press Log video and expounded on them with this GREAT instructional video

 


Sep 11 14

The Mentality and Struggles of A Strongman Athlete

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As an athlete when  you first get into competing in Strongman it may just be for fun. Your immediate expectations are low as you are new. You are humble (hopefully) and should have aspirations but know it will take time to get there.

One of my first contests in 2007

I remember my first goal was to not zero an event. That took longer than I care to admit… I think about 5 competitions. The next goal after that was to Win a contest. I finally did that in 2011, just 5 years after getting into the sport. It was a contest that was pretty damn catered to my strengths too. Very static, Max everything…. One of my  long term goals was always to win California’s Strongest Man. I did that in 2012. I had more success that year and competed A LOT, the success fueled the next one. I deadlifted 600lbs for the first time another life long goal of mine, next stop… The real goal, easy right? Everything is going perfect. A national title.
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