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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...