The strongest women in the world will be traveling from all over the globe to the SoFit Expo in Jacksonville, Florida on August 27th and 28th. Two days of competition will feature six events in three weight classes to see who truly is The World’s Strongest Woman. More than 50 of the top amatuer strongmen in the country will be joining them, all competing for their pro card in the middleweight and heavyweight divisions.
By Robert Lira
Here in my part of California, poki bowl restaurants are popping up all over the place and it’s pretty great. If you are unfamiliar with what I’m talking about, imagine this: you walk through the doors of a small restaurant and are greeted by a small enclosed buffet style counter with a few restaurant employees behind it. Behind the glass counter, you find rice (white or brown), mixed green salad, various types of fresh raw fish (tuna, salmon, octopus, etc), various fresh vegetables (jalapeno, carrots, green onions, daikon, etc), seaweed salad, avocado and other fresh items. At the end of the line, you will then find a variety of sauces and oils to flavor your bowl with (sriracha, soy sauce, sesame oil, hot oil, etc). To place your order, you simply tell the employee which ingredients to put in your bowl as you walk down this line. It’s essentially like a Chipotle, but with poki bowl ingredients instead of ‘Mexican’ food ingredients.
The great thing about this type of restaurant, is that you can get quality, healthy food within reasonable time at a reasonable price. The one problem is that it is very hard to be certain of portion sizes, namely regarding the oils.
Kalle Beck & Michael Battaglino discuss what happened at World’s Strongest Man. How there predictions played out. Some Talk Of The Arnold Classic Asia, Mike’s upcoming contest The So-Fit Platinum + which also features the PRO woman’s Contest “The Strongest Woman in the World’
Coinciding with World’s Strongest Man, 5 former WSM finalists competed at the Arnold Classic Asia making it a very star studded event. The Lithuanian duo stood at top the podium at the end of the day with we believe the first time Vytatus Lalas has ever bested Zydrunas Savickas in a contest while Mikhail Shivlyakov of Russia took third to round out the podium.
Brian Shaw the clear favorite for the World’s Strongest Man 2016 title was in the lead by 3 points over Hafthor Bjornsson of Iceland going into the Atlas Stones. Bjornsson won the Atlas Stones but Shaw did what he needed to do to get his first repeat title and took 2nd in the atlas stones. Eddie Hall took third to jump past Konstantine Janashia of Georgia to get third place and his first podium finish.
Day 1 was full of interesting and unexpected results in the Frame Carry, Circus Barbell & Deadlift for max. the usual suspects of Brian Shaw Hafpor Bjornsson & Eddie Hall where towards the top but joining them were first time World’s Strongest Man competitors Konstantine Janashia, Martins Licis & Mateusz Kieliszkowski also fighting for top spots. Day 2 consists of the Plane Pull, Kettlebell Toss & Atlas Stones and a battle between Brian Shaw & Hafpor Bjornsson for the title of World’s Strongest Man
Can’t wait to watch the finished product later this year on TV? Check out these compiled clips from the qualifiers
The qualifiers are over and the 10 strongest men in the world kicked it off this morning in Botswana with the Frame Carry, Circus Barbell and the results so far are shocking! Rookie Konstantine Janashia from Georgia is making waves
Kalle Beck & Michael Battinglino are back to talk about what is going on at World’s Strongest Man in Botswana, how the qualifiers went, who made the finals, event breakdowns, and did Nick Best profess his love for Kalle?