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Interview With Dimitar Savatinov

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 …

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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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Setting S.M.A.R.T Goals

 By Michael Battaglino  At the beginning of this year, I decided that I would do my first heavyweight Platinum Plus competition in 2015. I knew I needed to find one where the events were reasonable for my current strength levels. The LA Fit Expo was just too heavy for me, and the timing of the Chicago …

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The Relationship between Arousal and Performance: Part 2

Article By Bryan Barrett Performance will improve as arousal level increases to a point where optimum performance is achieved. If arousal levels continue to rise beyond this point, performance will begin to decline and explained by the Inverted-U Hypothesis. It’s critical to understand the “why” from Part 1, “The Relationship between Arousal & Performance Part …

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Dreadnought Overhead Press Program – 4 Weeks to a Bigger Press

By Drew Springs Overhead Press Specialisation Program The overhead press – a simple movement that seems to the bane of most peoples’ existence. Like the majority of you, I used to absolutely HATE it as I completely sucked at it, so I developed a program to nail any potential weak points. Anecdotally, using this outline for …

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