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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...