The 2014 Arnold Strongman Classic kicked off with HUGE crowds and HUGE numbers pressed in the first event, The Austrian Oak Log Press. This log, specifically commissioned for the Arnold weekend weighs in at a massive 440lbs. Its moderate girth, heavy weight and exaggerated length make it a real test to press. In years past, only 2 or 3 men per show are able to press the big log. This year saw six. Of those who did not a complete a single rep, they used a smaller similar 380lb log. Here are all of the athletes successful lifts.
The deadlift is an amazing exercise and one that you should include in your strength training routine if you want to add slabs of granite hard muscle to your body from head-to-toe, strengthen your posterior chain, and increase athletic performance. In fact, there may be no better exercise for working the hamstrings, glutes, entire back, and grip, and for making you bigger, faster, and stronger.
So, with that said, here are five tips for a stronger deadlift:...
Every year since the inception of the Arnold Strongman Classic, Dr Terry Todd and his wife Jan manage to create one of the heaviest and most brutal five event shows on the planet. This year appears to be no exception. Rogue Fitness has stepped up their game by providing some of the unique pieces that will be on stage next weekend. The heaviest dumbbell ever used in competition, a yoke potentially going to over 1,500lbs and the staple Hummer Tire Deadlift which could see more than one man attempt 1,300lbs or more. Chiropractors and Physical Therapists, get your tables ready, because the Todd's are bringing the Pain to Columbus!
For those of you who have read any of my writing you know that I am a big fan of the Heavy-Light-Medium system for strength training. For those of you who have not read my work….I’m a big fan of the Heavy-Light-Medium system for strength training.
I of course take no credit for the development of the method. Most of us in the industry are familiar with the system thanks to Bill Starr’s classic text, The Strongest Shall Survive. For those unfamiliar with the methodology, Starr’s original program called for 3 whole body workouts per week consisting of the Squat, Bench Press, and Power Clean. All 3 lifts were trained on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday but with a fluctuating workload throughout the week...
Callie Marunde Best and her much beloved husband Pro Strongman and Worlds Strongest Man competitor Nick Best bring you once again, the ONLY qualifier for a shot at Worlds Strongest Man... Sin City Stongman V! Last years event saw some fierce comeptition between Scott Cummine, Andrew Palmer and Robert Oberst of which two had their trips paid for to Giants Live. Join them once again in the city that brings some HUGE talent to the international stage.
Deep Water is more than training, it is more than nutrition, it is a philosophy to empower you for improvement.
‘Pain causes some men to break and some to break records!’ This mantra has helped Jon Andersen go from pudgy, awkward teenager to an international strength icon in strongman, wrestling and soon to be bodybuilding.
Deep Water is the overview of Jon’s ultra challenging training protocols, unique dieting principles and life altering outlook, to help you take control of your body and mind.
When sizing up a man’s physical prowess, people look at the “yoke” and the forearms. Anyone that can judge true power knows large forearms mean power.
Big Forearms means you establish respect right off the bat. Bullies know the difference between the pec and bi warrior and the cat that can pull out your pancreas through your nose.
Goals ranging from a tighter grip on belligerent patrons at a kick and stab juke joint between Ozona, Texas and the sunset…or just looking better...can be served by the outlined strategy.
Abbye Eville, more commonly known around the world as Pudgy Stockton, was born August 11th, 1917 in Santa Monica, California. During her childhood she acquired the nickname, “Pudgy” and it stuck with her; little did she know it was a name soon to be known all around the world.
After graduating high school, she started a sedentary job answering phones and became displeased with how the inactivity affected her body so she began lifting weights — a very humble beginning for the future, “Queen of Muscle Beach”.