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...

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 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...

Arm over Arm

About The concept is simple – using a rope the strongman must pull a heavy arse object down a course as fast as possible. Unlike a conventional truck pull, arm over arm requires the competitor to be stationary, sat with...