Strongman without the kit

We'd like to think Strongman is an ever-growing sport but we're very aware that the host of "necessary" equipment can put a lot of budding strongmen off. This feature aims to provide you with ways to train strongman events...

Mikhail Koklyaev

Nationality: Russian Height: 1.93m Weight: 160kgKnown to his friends - and those that can't spell his name - as Misha, this man is a true strength athlete. Champion olympic weightlifter, champion powerlifter and a pretty decent strongman to boot! Misha's first...

Laurence Shahlaei

Nationality: British Height: 1.91m Weight: 156kgLaurence stands at 6"3', a height us mere mortals would consider tall but a relative dwarf compared to the most recent crop of strongmen. But don't let this man's stature fool you - Laurence is Britain's...

Misha 417.5kg deadlift raw

Everyone's favourite strongman Misha has been busy! Not content with being an awesome strongman and weightlifter he has been shining in the powerlifting world too. The video is from the Russian Championship in Chelyabinsk where Misha totaled 1007.5kg - 417kg...

Eddie Hall – 340kg squat x 2

British strongman Eddie Hall has been showing off this static strength with this latest video posted to youtube. With a squat performance at World's Strongest Man 2012 only bested by Lalas, Eddie will soon by vying for the title...

World’s Natural Strongman 2012

We travelled to Hungary to watch the World's Natural Strongest Man 2012 final, otherwise known as the Laszlo Classic.Atlas StonesTraditionally atlas stones are a finishing event but in Hungary they like to mix things up! With this in mind the...

Europe’s Strongest Man

With their inaugural event this year held at an arena in Leeds, England; Europe's Strongest Man have just launched their website and clearly mean business.The competition is already held in high regard having attracted some of the biggest names in Strongman...

World’s Natural Strongest Man

A little known fixture on the Strongman calendar is the Hungarian run World's Natural Strongman Competition or the "Laszlo Classic" to those in the know. Set up by Laszlo Fekete, a four time finalist of MET-Rx's World's Strongest Man competition,...

Vasyl Virastyuk

Nationality: Ukrainian Height: 1.91m Weight: 145kgFirst place in 2004 World's Strongest Man, third the year before and runner up at several Arnold Strongman Classics gives Vasyl a decent pedigree. He was also the first man to win both Met-RX and IFSA...

Phil Pfister

Nationality: American Height: 1.98m Weight: 170kgNow retired, Phil is an American strongman who lays claim to the 2006 World's Strongest Man title. He now works as a fireman but is often heard as a commentator on US coverage of the WSM...