In the past few years we have seen a few records get broken repeatedly and then taken to a whole new level such as Eddie Hall with the 500kg deadlift, Dimitar Savatinov with A 141KG Circus Dumbbell, Big Z’s mastery with the log press but one lift that we have not seen contested in a few years at a high level is the Axle Clean & Press for max weight. We’ve heard rumors for a few months that this event would be part of Europes Strongest Man but it was confirmed today on Giants Live Facebook.
Do you think we will see a new record in Leeds?
“No one is hungrier to win a 2017 Arnold championship than Brian Shaw. The Rogue Athlete and 4-time World’s Strongest Man narrowly missed winning the 2016 Arnold after an impressive competition from Arnold royalty Zydrunas Savickas edged him out of the top spot. Fresh off a recent World’s Strongest Man win, Shaw is eager to add another Louie Cyr trophy to his case and start of 2017 in the lead.”
This week Kalle & Mike preview the upcoming Arnold Strongman Classic and catch up on news and rumors in the Strongman world.
With The Arnold Strongman World Series less than two weeks away fans of the sport are a bit confused on why certain athletes are or are not competing. With the expansion of multiple Arnold’s all over the world the qualifying process has changed and is now based off of performances throughout the previous year in various Arnold festivals Check out the results and information below
The defending champion and 8 time Arnold winner Zydrunas Savickas announced on Sunday 2/19/17 that he sustained an injury practicing the super yoke in training.
A few changes this year including no Cyr Dumbbell. In its place is a sandbag throw over bar. Another big change is the Austrian Oak only being 430lbs this year.
This weeks guest Jerry Pritchett is one of the top strongmen in the world. Jerry is multiple time Worlds Strongest Man Finalist, Arnold Classic competitor, the first American to deadlift 1,000lbs and the American record holder in the deadlift. Kalle talks with Jerry about his career in Strongman, how he approaches deadlift training, the upcoming Arnold classic including a new event!
If you have been waiting for Rogues 2017 installment of Road To The Arnold videos you are in for a treat. This year kicks off with Hafthor Bjornsson delving into his diet, training, living in Iceland and more.
This weeks guest Davis Diley is a ASC Pro Strongman who won his pro card in 2016 at just 25 years of age Davis is extremely strong and knowledgeable on the sport applying his unique training style that has fueled his success and many of his clients.
News has been sparse about when and where Worlds Strongest Man will take place in 2017, a few athletes have hinted at April or May and according to the Botswana Tourism website it looks like that rumor may hold true and World’s Strongest Man is heading back to Africa and fairly soon!
*UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Being reported that it will now be May 19-28 in Botswana.
*Update Worlds Strongest Man has said these are NOT the correct dates that Botswana tourism claimed* As new info is known we will report back.