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Truck Pull

About The truck pull is a signature World’s Strongest Man event. If you ask the average man on the street what a strongman is they’ll likely reply along the lines of “They pull trucks and stuff, right?”. Damn right they...

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...

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...

Car Walk

About A similar discipline to the yolk, the car walk requires a competitior to clamber inside a hollowed out car, stick their head out through the sun roof and run it down the course shouting "yabba dabba doo!". Not everyone...

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...

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...