A step by step how to video on how to press a circus dumbbell from Kalle Beck & Alan Thrall check it out and go put some weight over your head!
By Michael Battaglino
As I sit here on my layover in Arizona, en route from California back to Texas, I am pondering the reason I choose to compete. Not only that, why do I encourage others to compete? Just this weekend I flew out to California to coach two of my clients in their first powerlifting meet. Why would they want to compete? Are they not just content with posting their training videos to Instagram and hitting triple digit likes? Is that not a marker of success? Competing and getting ready to compete generally are not easy, so why do we do it? A cool trophy? Being Instagram famous? Getting that elusive pro card? Those motivations are tangible, but fleeting. They might feel great in the moment, but eventually even something as huge as getting your pro card loses its luster.
Rob Kearney, a 105kg(231lb) Pro Strongman who took 2nd place at the past two America’s Strongest Man 105kg got an invite to compete at the 2016 Strongman Champions League Log Lift World Championships in Lithuania against the best log pressers in the world based on his track record in the log press having put up 193kg/425lbs at the 2015 Arnold Amateur World Championships. A definite underdog to the casual fan against a huge lineup with multiple Worlds Strongest Man competitors Kearney rose to the challenge.
After a near miss at 190kg Kearney came back to nail that weight ending in a massive 202.5kg/445.5lb log press to earn a joint 1st place finish with veteran Strongman Vidas Blekaitis of Lithuania. Kearney becomes the lightest competitor to hit over 200kg in a competition by over 30lbs, 202.5kg moves him up to 13th all time in the Log Press. Top 3 placings and videos below
Watch the video and learn step by step on how to perform a continental clean
Strongman has been steadily growing in Australia & New Zealand the past few years the standard is quickly approaching world class levels as demonstrated at the Australasian record breakers which took place May 14th & 15th hosted by the Strength Syndicate check out all the amazing lifts and records that were broken
By Chris Vachio
Adaptive athletics are growing in this country and around the world. More and more sports are coming up with ways to accommodate athletes with various disabilities. Our sport, which I consider to be the greatest sport on the planet, needs to step up a more in this regard. So promoters, consider this me throwing down the gauntlet to get in the game.
Donna Moore is on a real role, having won the 2016 Arnold Amateur World Championships a few months back where she won her pro card. To continue on this success Donna loaded a 148.9kg/327.58lb Atlas stone to 112cm/44″ not just once but twice! breaking the previous record held by Alana Curnow of 138.2kg/304.4lb to 1.1 meter platform (43.3″)
Article By Bryan Barrett
Plyometrics include a wide array of exercises, all defined by the rapid stretch-shortening cycle of the muscle. Research of plyometrics has shown a significant increase of maximum power output during sport specific movements (1). Plyometrics are hypothesized to elicit specific adaptations in neural drive, rate of neural activation and intramuscular coordination, which result in improved rate of force development (2). All the training adaptations elicited by implementing plyometrics into a program can help make you a better strongman/women, but the majority of programs fail to implement plyometrics. Here are the necessary steps to implementing plyometrics into your program.