Earlier this week we learned what the events are the finals taking place next month in Botswana, Africa but before you get to compete in the finals you have to make it through the qualifiers. The qualifiers tend to be groups of 5-6 athletes a piece with 5 events where only the top two advance. Different qualifiers get different events. Depending on how the qualifiers are grouped and which athletes get what events can have a big impact on who gets a qualifying spot. So what are the rumored qualifying events?
Along with Dimitar Savatinov breaking his own Circus Dumbbell World Record Terry Hollands showed off his impressive grip deadlifting 240kg/528lbs breaking the former World Record held by Mike Burke of 237.5kg/523lbs
Now Hollands axle was not done on an Ironmind axle so Burke’s will still stand as the Ironmind World Record it is still the heaviest double overhand axle deadlift ever done in an official capicity
Fresh off Europe’s Strongest Man Dimitar goes back out to England and breaks his own world record by 1KG,
From Dimitar on Facebook
My new Dumbbell press World Record showing here.Its 310 lbs (141 kg) .Very hard dumbbell to balance but I got it,I’m very happy about it and I had to do it, it was present for my wife birthday she had the day I was lifting it,I wanna thank Her my wife Kat for supporting me in every step of this insane thing,my Mom my Sister Maria and neece Tedi for being the best support on other side of the pound,I wanna thank my sponsors Debbie Ecksten PlayAgainNow the best recovery ,joint ,tendon , ligament fixing supplement.Ken Anderson from AndersonPowerlifting supporting me with the best supportive gear from SBD-USA , SBD and also the strongest gym in Florida where I train Ironhouse Fl and the owner and my training partner Alan Colley and Bruce Klein letting me do my cardio and all other stuff at Anytime Fitness, also everybody who believe and encourage me to be better every day.
Big thanks and there is a lot more there where this come from
Zydrunas Savickas was set to compete at Europe’s Strongest Man this past weekend but pulled out of the contest when interviewed following the contest he confirmed that he will not be competing at World’s Strongest Man next month. Savickas has had some on again off again back injuries that you could tell effected him at WSM in 2015, despite this he was still able to win the Arnold Classic earlier this year.
What is the day in the life of Hafthor Bjornsson is like? According to this new commercial for his own brand of vodka it includes walks through downtown, eating, eating… more eating a little Vodka and crushing a skull or two
If you can’t make it to England this Saturday and don’t want to be left out on watching possible history being made with 500kg Deadlifts and Hafthor Bjornsson compete for his third straight Europe’s Strongest Man you are in luck as the entire event is being Live Streamed On FloElite. The event kicks off with a 6PM start in England which is perfect for a Strongman Saturday 9AM Pacific Standard time start.
The annual question, when & where will World’s Strongest Man be held? Rumors surfaced this year of everything from Texas, to Malaysia but Africa seemed to keep popping up and Kasane, Botswana, Africa seems to be what stuck according to a few reliable sources could we see the return of the Africa Stone?
By Mike Westerling
I constantly see people debating over the best way to train. They extoll the virtues of one system while bashing all the others. Each system’s devotees are quick to point out the success of their favorite athlete following the program and bolster it up with stories of how it worked for them all the while saying they’ve tried all the other systems to no avail. How can this be? How can all systems of training produce world champions AND still fail those poor souls that “lost months of training time following this stupid system? Could it be genetics and some things just work better for some people than others? Maybe. However, I have different theory and I think I can shed some light on this but you’ll have to bear with me.
Kalle Beck, Alan Thrall & Michael Battaglino sat down to answer questions off the internets in this 20 minute Q&A check it out and subscribe to their Youtube channels for more