Atlas Stones

About The atlas stones are the classic strongman event. Named after the mythical greek titan Atlas they embody the characteristics of successful strongmen – strength and determination.They are typically used as a final event, with the competitors paired with their...

Arm over Arm

About The concept is simple – using a rope the strongman must pull a heavy arse object down a course as fast as possible. Unlike a conventional truck pull, arm over arm requires the competitor to be stationary, sat with...

Farmer’s Walk

About A rather substantial clue to the origins of this event are in its name. Intended to mimic the heavy loads (such as strawbails) that a farmer would have to carry around his farm, this event is a test of...

World’s Strongest Man 2016 – Botswana

It’s not long now until the return of World’s Strongest Man. The 2016 edition will be held in Botswana, Africa, between August 13-19th - that’s seven gruelling days of competition in some pretty toasty conditions. As always, the competition is surrounded...

Arnold Strongman Classic 2016

The Arnold Strongman Classic 2016 is fast approaching and this year looks to have one of the strongest line ups ever. Over the weekend of the 5th and 6th of March, ten of the World’s Strongest Man will battle...

Žydrūnas Savickas (Big Z) – 440kg/970lb x 3 squat

Žydrūnas Savickas (Big Z) showing that he still has something left in the tank. Making 440kg/970lb squats look easy:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpCpr4luGt8&feature=youtu.beWe know they're high but even so - that's a helluva lot of weight that looks worryingly comfortable!

Europe’s Strongest Man u90kg & u105kg 2015

This weekend (10 October 2015) saw the Irish Muscle Power Expo play host to a Giants Live endorsed (that's about as official as a strongman gets) competition to find Europe's Strongest Man under 90kg and under 105kg.All of the athletes competed...

Arnold Strongman Classic Brazil 2015 (full video)

The Arnold Strongman Classic: Brazil took place earlier this year in, unsurprisingly, Brazil.We've just unsurfaced a full video of the event. Unfortunately its not in English, but who needs commentators anyway!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbWekRBWl3o

New Exercise: the (Brian) Shaw Press?

Now, we don't claim to know everything. But what would you call a plate loadable machine that allowed you to do a neutral grip floor press? No? Us neither!But that's exactly what current World's Strongest Man Brian Shaw has taken...

World Deadlift Championships 2015

Better late than never, below is an accidentally-forgotten-to-be-published writeup from last month's World Deadlift Championships.11 July saw the return of the Europe's Strongest Man competition and, with it, the World Deadlift Championships.The World Deadlift Championships aimed to find the...