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Squat

About The squat is considered amongst many as the ultimate lift. It is a great training tool that should play a large part in any strongman’s arsenal. Suprisingly, it’s not that common in strongman competitions. The concept is simple – a heavy...

Power Stairs

About The power stairs are akin to a close-grip, dynamic deadlift. The strongman has implements of varying weight that have to be lifted up and on to one or several steps. Most strongmen attempt to shrug and simultaneously swing the...

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...

Hercules Hold

About The hercules hold requires the strongman to hold up two giant pillars of weight for as long as possible – a true test of determination. It is often the athlete that can best overcome the mental torment of being pulled...

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...

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...