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Aug 3 15

5 Reasons Strongmen Should Sumo Deadlift

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This article is undoubtedly going to be the most controversial thing I’ve ever written, so I’m going to come straight out and say it – all strongman competitors SHOULD be sumo deadlifting.

Now I have gotten your attention (and probably all of your hate), let’s look at my arguments for the sumo deadlift (or variant of), and why you should be performing them. First up, let’s dismantle the arguments I hear time and time again against sumo dealifts.
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Jul 31 15

Strong Talk Q&A: How Strong Do You Need To Be To Compete In Strongman?

by Kalle Beck -
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I have to start out by saying this is a frustrating question but I understand why it is so common, no one wants to embarrass themselves. I had the same question when I started but thankfully I met a great training partner at the start of my Strongman journey in Evan Hansmann who would just tell me to do it. Sign up for a show, train hard and be a little scared you will be thankful you did.

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Jul 27 15

Gym Spotlight: Jakked Hardcore

by Kalle Beck -
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By: Andy “Thor” McCord @Strongman_Thor

We live in a world of strength sports where everyone is a “Beast” or “Disciple of Iron”. If you log onto any form of social media, you will see people standing in their air conditioned, well lit commercial gym, taking selfies and making statements that would lead any normal person to believe they intend to wage a full scale assault on the weights in the background. Their shaker cups in hand, and over the ear headphones in place, these are the would be ambassadors of “hardcore fitness”. Many do not even realize there is already a gym so hardcore that it’s namesake shows it. Jakked Hardcore Gym, nestled in the small town of Montgomery, Illinois, is what many would call the top training facility for strength sports in not only Illinois, but the entire Midwest.

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Jul 21 15

2015 Worlds Strongest Disabled Man

by Kalle Beck -
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Article by Bryan Barrett 

 

The 2015 Worlds Strongest Disabled Man was held in Iceland last month on the 16th of June. The event is organized by four time World’s Strongest Man Magnús Ver Magnússon and Arnar Már Jónsson.  The competition is divided into two separate divisions; Wheelchair and Standing. The Standing Division is for developmentally disabled competitors and it includes all the usual strongman events only scaled down. The Wheelchair Division is very similar but the events are tailored to competitors who are in wheelchairs; for example, atlas stones are loaded from one drum to another, hand-over-hand truck pull, Hercules and crucifix hold, and log press from a seated incline position.

After seeing a video on Instagram of Cody Colchado, 2015 World’s Strongest Disabled Man Standing Division, I had to sit down with him and ask a few questions.
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Jul 15 15

Eddie Hall Predicts He will Deadlift 1,100lbs

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Never one to lack confidence Eddie Hall told Official Strongman & Colin Bryce in an interview next year he will deadlift 500kg/1,100lbs

Do you think he will?

Check out his world record deadlift as well

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Jul 14 15

Interview With Dimitar Savatinov

by Kalle Beck -
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Interview By Christian Saba

Starting Strongman recently got the chance to catch up with Dimitar Savatinov shortly after competing in World’s Strongest Man, 2015. We asked him some hard hitting questions about cookies, strongman, and his life. Hailing from Bulgaria, and with a background in the circus, it certainly seems he’s seen it all. Outside of being really strong (and a corgi lover) he’s rather knowledgable and pretty badass..
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Jul 13 15

Raeanne Pemberton USS Nationals Writeup: Developing a Champion’s Mindset

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Article by Raeanne Pemberton

I would be lying if I told you I am satisfied with my 2nd place finish for heavyweight females at United States Strongman Nationals. But I would also be lying if I told you it wasn’t worth it. Throughout the process of qualifying, training, and becoming a competitor at Nationals, I have learned so much and I have so much to be proud of. I have made friends who I will have as friends for life. I have grown as an athlete and become a part of an ever growing community of strong people. Second place may sting a little, but these other outcomes are why I am walking away from USS Nationals with a smile.

 

Qualifying

 

Nearly three years back, I competed in my very first strongman show, completely unprepared and only ever training through crossfit. Fast forward two years, and I decided to get smart and train specific strongman events alongside my powerlifting training, to see what I could do.
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Jul 11 15

Europe’s Strongest Man 2015 Results

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All results are unofficial
Deadlift For Max

1. Eddie Hall 463kg/1020lbs New World Record


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Jul 11 15

World Deadlift Championship Results

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1. Eddie Hall 463kg/1020lbs New World Record


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Jul 10 15

Strong Talk Q&A: Overcoming Doubt & Genetics

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Your mind is the most powerful part of your body. Whatever you think everything else follows. You make self-fullfilling prophecies in your own head. By coming up with excuses or reasons why you can’t do something you never will. I see this as a common mistake from beginners to even elite athletes. I delve into this subject and how to have a winning mindset in this weeks Strong Talk Q&A