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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...

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...

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...

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 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...