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The Fondry Deadlift: Increase Your Pull With Paused Eccentrics

By Aaron Fondry Since I posted a video of my paused eccentric deadlifts about a year ago, (which have now been so awesomely named the “Fondry Deadlift” by Drew Spriggs himself) I receive a ton of questions about how to program them into an already existing deadlift program and also, just how to properly do …

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The Relationship Between Arousal & Performance Part 1

By Bryan Barrett The structures for controlling arousal are located in the brain and can be demonstrated in the following example. A competitor has warmed up for the next event, yoke walk. He begins going over the event in his head, this competition is one of the biggest of the year. These thoughts lead to …

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Cardio For Strongman

By Drew Spriggs  I’m going to call it straight off the bat – I absolutely despise cardio. That being said, given the number of strongman/powerlifters/strong mofo’s who have died an early death due to “unknown heart conditions”, I decided that after competing at GPC Worlds in Las Vegas this year I’d step my cardio game …

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The Science of Strongman: How heavy is the car deadlift?

By Mark Jones How heavy is the car deadlift you say? This age old question has been a topic of conversation since cavemen first started deadlift cars and blogging about the paleo diet. There is no question that picking up the end of a beastly machine using nothing more than your own strength is a …

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For The Love Of Strength

By Kalle Beck  This will be somewhat more of a personal piece, so be warned. It won’t have any tricks to make you a stronger lifter, how to improve your log press or fix your deadlift lockout. My reasons for writing like this are entirely personal. I started this site/blog (when it was LetKalleLift.com) as …

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10 Things I’d Do Differently

By Josh Thigpen  I have been in competing in Strongman for 14 years. In that time, I have competed in over 60 competitions all over the world. More than 50 of those have been pro competitions. I have qualified 5 times for the World’s Strongest Man competition and competed in 4 (I sat out 2012 …

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5 Reasons Why You Keep Losing The Truck Pull

By Mark Jones  A machine is anything with moving parts that uses energy to do work. Like in any mechanical system, no machine is ever 100% efficient. [1] This means that the energy put into the machine, is always greater than the work accomplished by the machine. Just because a machine requires the most energy …

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5 Reasons Strongmen Should Sumo Deadlift

By Drew Spriggs  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 …

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2015 Worlds Strongest Disabled Man

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 …

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Conan’s Wheel: The Wheel of Pain

By Peter Herguth  The Conan’s wheel is one of the “for distance” events in Strongman. The implement is a long bar that sticks out from a pivot point with a weight that is loaded somewhere between the pivot and the athlete. The athlete then lifts the bar by placing it on the forearms or in …

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