Bryan Benzel is a Pro Strongman who made his Worlds Strongest Man debut in 2016. Kalle & Bryan talk about Bryan’s rise in the sport, how it was getting an invite to Worlds, competing at WSM and whats next.
Eddie Hall did it again racking up his fourth Britain’s Strongest Man title January 28th, 2017 which ties him for most ever with Jamie Reeves, he surpassed Glenn Ross & Geoff Capes who both won the title three times.
Article By Kikki Berli-Johnsen
Up in the mountains above the little village of Vinstra, placed in the beautiful valley of Gudbrandsdalen, SCL Norway – The Strongest Viking 2017 will be held January 27th and 28th.
With just a couple of days to go until the first event starts, the athletes are getting more and more nervous. Will Bjorn Andre turn out as one of the best forward hold athletes again, will Lucain Herrick handle the cold weather in Norway, or will this tough Texan curl up in his snow cave and cry? Can the atlas stones be done again in this extreme weather and will anyone manage to walk with the giant timber yoke? Only the strongest will survive this battle.
Just a few days away is one of the most iconic contests in the sport. Britains Strongest Man has a stacked line up including reigning champion Eddie Hall, Europes Strongest Man Laurence Shahlaeli and Graham Hicks making his return after a year off healing up injuries this year is no doubt going to be one of the most competitive to date.
Chris Vachio is a veteren Strongman competitor and contest promoter full of history in the sport and one of the funniest guys around, a long with that he promoted the first adaptive Strongman contest in North America and continues to promote adaptive Strongman. read more…
By Jono Macfarlane
I’ve seen a few posts recently about the Arnold Classic Strongman (ASC) vs World’s Strongest Man (WSM).
Who is the real strongest man in the world?
This weeks guest Zydrunas Savickas is considered by most to be the strongest man of all time with 4 Worlds Strongest Man titles, 8 Arnold Classic titles, … We could have spent an hour listing all of Zydrunas Savickas’s accolades, records and titles but we focused on his start in Strongman, How Strongman is in Lithuania, his powerlifting career, first time competing at Worlds Strongest Man. Comparing the Arnold Classic to Worlds Strongest Man, Dealing with injuries, upcoming seminars, Did he really invent the Z Press? How he uses machines in his training. Why he slimmed down this off season and what his goals are for competing in 2017.
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Strongman doesn’t really have a true off season but to keep progressing as an athlete it is smart to schedule one so you can address your own weaknesses, heal nagging injuries and keep improving.
Watch the video on how to approach your off season programming.
This Weeks guest Ken Nowiciki started competing in the sport of Strongman at 17 in his home country of Scotland, he went on to win 4 Scottish national titles and compete at Europes Strongest Man, The Arnold Amateur World Championships, China and more. Ken has since moved to Denver, CO and runs Cerberus Strength USA Ken is now aiming to compete in a Giants Live contest & earn his HW pro card.