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Log Press

About The log press is a unique event to strongman. While many of the other events are trained in the gym or used for general conditioning its rare that you’ll find a log presser that doesn’t have an interest in...

Loading Medley

About The loading medley is a generic term for many a strongman event. Loading heavy objects – such as anchors, barrels, sandbags and stones – tests both the strongman’s strength and endurance. The event is usually timed, with the athlete...

Keg Toss

About The keg toss is a test of strength and explosiveness. The strongman has to throw a number of kegs, usually of increasingly heavier weight, over a specified height. The quickest competitor to get all the kegs over the height...

Frame Carry

About The frame carry is a test of speed, grip and, of course, strength. The height of the frame handles can vary, but the competitor begins by performing a side-handled deadlift to get the frame off the ground. The strongman...

Fingal’s Finger

About Named after Fingal, a mythical hunter-warrior, the event requires athletes to lift and flip a number of steal poles. The poles begin on the floor with one end attached to a pivot. The strongman usually deadlifts the finger from the floor...

Dumbbell

About The dumbbell comes in all shapes and sizes; from the gym bunny’s favourite 1kg rubber-coated number to a behemoth of a 110kg+ iron-cast circus dumbbell. The core of the event is always the same – lift the dumbbell from...

Deadlift

About The deadlift is familiar to most gym-goers. In its strictest form it is a powerlifting move that must be completed in one “pull” from the floor to lockout (the position pictured to the left). Strongmen typically take a more...

Conan’s Wheel

About Based on the opening sequence of the film Conan the Barbarbian, which in turn may well be based on something else, the strongman must pick up a heavy weight that pivots around a fixed point and complete as many...

Car Flip

About Not the most common event, especially at grass-roots level, as it requires someone to sacrifice a car for the benefit of the competition. But as the name suggests, the strongman must flip a car (yes, an actual car). Depending on the...

Axle Press

About The axle press is a distant cousin of an olympic lift – the clean and jerk. The strongman must lift the axle from the floor to overhead. Unlike olympic lifting, pretty much anything goes. As long as the competitor...