On this weeks ASR the youngest ASC Pro competing today at the age of 21 takes 4th place at Americas Strongest Man, Andrew Clayton. Once the first event was over, Derek Poundstone and Bryan Hildebrand agreed he looked like a young, hungry yet slightly out of control US Great, Travis Ortmayer. Andrew talks about his approach to his first ASM event and how he felt walking away that it was “kinda easy”! Andrews physical transformation from fluffy teenager to brute strongman is a subject all into it’s own. Bryan and Kalle also discuss “Movember”, Gorilla Warfare Record Breakers, Strongman Champions League, future guests and much much more on this weeks, American Strongman Radio
Article by Anthony Collica
February 23, 2013. That was the date of Viking Fest in Highland Falls, NY. I had been training with strongman implements for some time and had finally made the switch from MMA to Strongman about eight months prior to that date. I had the privilege of training with some great athletes in the heavy (Brett Somerville), middle (Jeff Holt), and light weight (Andrew and David Babcock, Derek Readler) classes, most of whom had done this contest before. Competing in rain, sleet, hail, snow, freezing cold, or any imaginable weather conditions for February in New York is standard for Viking Fest. So is lifting heavy, enjoying the camaraderie and healthy competition, and having lots of fun. I knew I was not strong enough to win, or even come close; but, I still wanted to compete and participate in the experience without completely embarrassing myself. The promoter, a great guy named Joe Farino, convinced me into entering the competition simply by talking about it with me. Joe and my training partners said not to stress about winning, losing, or anything else for that matter. Their advice was to set a realistic goal for myself of not zeroing any of the events, and to have fun.
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This week on ASR sounds a bit like the Military Channel with salutes to Armistice Day, Veterans Day, Marine Corps Birthday and a salute to the ASC’s own Patrick Rogers Fat Back Hats! The guys are delighted to talk to 160lb Strongwoman national Champion Erika Drinkard. After just more than a year in the sport, she scores a huge win in Reno and comes in to talk about her Rugby/Crossfit/Strongwoman crossovers. NAS schedule for the weekend of Nov 15, 2015 LA Fit Expo, Platinum Plus in Chicago and much much more on this weeks American Strongman Radio!
Article by Alex Bromley
I’ve been competitive in this sport since 2006 and, while I am not exactly a pro, I have lifted some things in some places with some people. Excelling in this sport, or just being competent at it for recreational purposes, requires a unique blend of raw physical ability and technical proficiency. The following is a short list of epiphanies I’ve had over the years that have greatly contributed to my advancement.
‘Transfer’ refers to the benefit doing one exercise has on other events; exercises that offer the biggest transfer should make up the backbone of your workouts. A crucial thing to recognize about
this sport is that there are too many variations of exercises and training thresholds to all train concurrently. While the technical game is every bit as important as any other strength sport, we
have the benefit of getting a lot of mileage out of a few basic movements that have wide reaching carryover.
Five years ago today I started competing in strongman. I live it. I breath it. I sleep it. I love it! This is just a recap of all my accomplishments over my 20+ competitions. Enjoy the journey.
I started out a fat, lanky, and neck-bearded 16 year old entering an open men’s novice strongman show in Orlando, Florida. On that day, November 7th, 2009, I got 9th out of 10. Not what young Andrew was expecting.
However, this Signature fitness show would go on to develop four professional strongmen, four national champions as well as countless other strength sport accomplishments by it’s participants. It was no easy show!
This weeks ASR has Rob Kearney finding time to stop by after his international rise to fame via social media. He stops by to talk about his runner-up at Americas Strongest Middleweight Man and his recent announcement that he is gay. A simple posting on Facebook led to articles across the internet including the Huffington Post and mentions by Perez Hilton amongst others. Rob talks openly about his decision, how those closest to him reacted and where he goes from here. Rob agrees this is something that needs to maintain a level of discussion. Not about him specifically, but supporting and understanding openly gay people in our community and around the world. Kalle and Bryan break some great news for the top 3 from ASM last weekend, NAS schedule for December and Bryan’s return to competition! All this and much more on American Strongman Radio!