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Name: Casey Day
Age: 26
Nickname: Guys I started Strongman with called me Mario but that didn't travel with me.
Height: 5'4''
Weight: 180-200. Currently 185.
Years competing: Four in strongman, 5.5 in powerlifting.
Occupation: I own and operate my own flooring installation company. I am a floor covering sub-contractor.

casey3Where do you train?

I train primarily at home during the week. I have built a great home gym over the years. I do events at The Anvil Gym in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I also try and get up to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to train with Tim Kovach when I can.

Do you have a coach or a training crew?

I do not have a coach, but I do bounce ideas off of Tim and Ken McClelland (Anvil owner). I do events with the B-team at the Anvil.


I have never really worked to get sponsors. It has been my belief that if I am good enough sponsors will find me. Guess I am not there yet.

casey5How did you first get started in Strongman?

Found a contest, contacted the promoter, signed up, and competed. I competed in powerlifting and got bored very quickly and sought out the strongman community.

Who is your strength icon?

Anyone stronger than me.

casey4Significant other/ family?

My wife Alisha. I would not be able to compete at the level I do without her. She is the most supportive and understanding person I have ever met. I lost my younger brother to Crossfit so that leaves my brothers of Iron at The Anvil and the Quad City Strongman crew. Those two crews got me started and keep me going.

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Name: Quint Zambon

Age: 34

Nickname: 'Q', 'Doodle', more recently referred to as 'Young Hickory' or 'Tri-Quad'
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 175 (I walk around 188).
Years competing: 3.5
Occupation: Strength and Conditioning Coach and Speed Specialist. Run my own business, which is primarily training athletes of all sports. I spread awesomeness to almost everyone I encounter.

qz1Where do you train? 

Forge Fitness in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Do you have a coach or a training crew?

Yep, my own crew. The untouchable Strength Crew: Former LW Women's National Champion Tracy Stankavage, 2014 Arnold Qualifier Adam Corra (12th place at Worlds), 3x National Qualifier Trevor Rutkowski. Other National Qualifiers: Kevin Brummond, Scott Taylor, Sam Nirva, Rachel Stone, Kim Stone, and Andrew Webster. Former Members: Paige Roeser (12 place at 2013 Arnold World Championship), Haley Smith (National Qualifier), and Kyle Hedge (National Qualifier).


I do have a few local businesses who sponsor me for Nationals and Worlds.

How did you first get started in Strongman? 

I trained on and incorporated a lot of strongman training in my athlete training for a long time now. Sometime around 2010, I finally hung up my soccer boots. I needed something else to compete in, and I loved training strongman. That was coupled with my athletes and clients really wanting me to see where I matched up on a National Level. So I did my first show and I was instantly hooked.

Who is your strength icon?

Phil Phister was always my favorite and the guy I cheered for when I was younger. Really enjoyed the way he competed and handled himself off the "field". I especially liked Pyrros Dimas when I was a young man, and I appreciate him even more now. Little guy with so much explosiveness and strength. Still wish I had that.

qz2Significant other/ family?

Girlfriend: Tracy Stankavage (mentioned above).
Three brothers: Chad, Ryan, Ross
Two sisters: Shane and Shawn
Mom and Step Dad: Larry and Chris Cannon
Dad and Step Mom: Jim and Betty Zambon
Step Brother: Mark Cannon
Step Sister: Susan Cannon

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An EvilGenius Critique of Robert Oberst’s article “Deadlifts for Athletes?”

chavez-250x166As I said in the opening article "I DO HAVE AN AGENDA" the purpose of this forum is to offer level-headed, objective (at least as much as possible) review of published works from the world of strength and athletics. So here we go! This week's (and very first) offering is a piece by Strongman Robert Oberst titled "Deadlifts for Athletes?"


Make Your Own Atlas Stones!

brewer-250x166Here we go! So excited to write my first article for Rx Muscle! I'm grateful for the opportunity and I hope this article adds to your repertoire of skills needed to get STRONG.

I get asked this question all the time:

"I want to train Atlas Stones like a Strongman but I can't afford expensive pre-made molds and I don't have space or materials to make them. I also can't justify paying membership for a Crossfit Box just to train that one event. WHAT DO I DO??"


Young and Professional

“The key to stay on top of things is to treat eveyoungrything like it’s your first project, like it’s your first day as an intern, and stay humble”. Notorious Big had said that in the intro to Jay Z’s “My 1st Song” and when I heard this song the other day, it made me think. There are a lot of great young strength coaches, trainers and so on now. But there is also a large wave of new trainers who have already figured it all out and are experts in their field.


WHY YOU SUCK AT STRONGMAN! – A Blast from the Cannon

’ve beesuckn lifting weights since I was in middle school, and I started competing in strongman when I got to college. Five years and two national championships later, I can still openly admit I don’t have all the answers. I know, what a shocker. If you asked me years ago I would have said “I have no idea what the f*** I’m doing” and it would’ve been true. Thankfully, I had some really experienced and smart people around me.


I Have An Agenda: So Let’s Get Started!

In an age when commuagenication is easier than ever, people seem more afraid of meaningful dialog than ever before! Not a day goes by that I don't find myself reading some training or diet article that has at least one or two points i find questionable or in need of clarification. Not in always in a "negative" of hurtful kind of way just in a "I don't agree with that" or "I don't understand your point" kind of way! I admit that i am more than a little over the top when it comes to being direct and specific but if someone is willing to post their work in a public forum should they expect / welcome dialog?


The Tipping Point: Anterior Pelvic Tilts


Not many people know wtilthat a pelvic tilt is, or how it’s developed! In fact, it is a maleficent player in faulty body mechanics, instability and deficient posture and can stem (or be stemmed from) other musculo-skeletal dysfunctions. The origination of pelvic tilting can come from our everyday activities and postures which we hold for a sustained period of time. On the other hand, Pelvic tilting can come from other pre-existing structural or mechanical pathologies. There are two types of tilting – posterior and anterior; for this articles purpose Anterior Pelvic Tilting will be reviewed in depth – and it will focus on correction of the tilt, while exposing underlying issues contributing.


A College Kids Journey to an “Unattainable” Dream Rob Kearney!

Being a 22 year olcolleged collegiate STRENGTH athlete is different from most other “normal” collegiate athletes. “Normal” athletes lift weights to get better at their sport, but lifting IS my sport. This is a foreign concept amongst most college campuses, but luckily Springfield College welcomed my passion with open arms. I have been a part of a group of guys and girls who love lifting weights and being the strongest they can possibly be. Throughout my 6 years at Springfield College (undergrad and grad) I have gone through many coaches, gotten tons of advice and been lead in many different directions, and without all of those people and influences I would not be where I am today… one of the youngest professional strongmen in the country.



Dieting is 75% of Your Success!

jon-andersen1aSummertime is here! The time of year when everyone starts peeling off layers and browning up their white, pasty folds after a long, gluttonous winter. All winter long you have made and broken promises to yourself about getting in shape for the summer… mostly dietary promises.


Fundamentals of Overhead Pressing


The term Bend the bar is used ubiquitously within the Powerlifting community and from my experience is misinterpreted and/or misapplied. Bending the bar or pulling the bar apart is a way of creating tension into the bar versus passively letting the bar sit in the hands/shoulders.


Beginner Deep Water Squat Workout

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By Jon Andersen


Squatting for me is a spiritual experience.  Squatting isn’t just an exercise, it is a place where I can lose myself and find myself all in one set. The squat is a movement to make your whole body strong and if you do it right it will make you mentally strong. Squatting can put you in the face of adversity faster and more effectively than any other exercise in the gym. If you’ve got the sack you can stretch your work capacity and mental toughness to places beyond your imagination. The squat is the best, most aggressive way possible to increase mental toughness. 



My Journey to a 300LB Overhead Press

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By Scott “Crusher” Wallace

I have been competing in Strongman since June 2012 and am currently getting ready for my third season. In the past two years, I have competed in seven competitions and have done very well with four top three finishes including a first place finish and a trip to North American Strongman (NAS) Nationals in October 2013. Up until Nationals, I thought I was doing pretty good and was able to compete at a high level with other top Strongman. Well, that all changed at Nationals when I found out what strong really is!


Prepare to Succeed!

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By Jon Anderson


As a coach I have heard every excuse in the book. I have heard every complaint, every bitch and every moan. I should have a PhD in clinical psychology from the thousands of hours of emotional counseling I’ve done. The one excuse I cannot condone, the one that makes my blood boil is when an athlete says something absurd like, “I forgot to eat lunch today.” You forgot to eat? You forgot? To EAT??!!! 


Create Your Competitive Advantage

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By Loren Fogelman 


There’s a difference between the first place finisher and the rest of the competition. Truthfully, the gap in physical abilities between the first and last place finisher is relatively small. There is, however, one important, but frequently overlooked, training component which separates the leaders from all the rest.

Your training plan builds physical strength. That gets you physically prepared for the competition. On competition day, however, all the training is behind you. Grinding it out the last couple days before the event doesn’t work in your favor, and may even work against you.



Jeff King: Cerebral Palsy & Training for Strongman!

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Hello, RxMuscle.com readers, my name is Jeff King. I’m a Canadian strength athlete who is active in strongman training and martial arts as well as having been an arm wrestling champion competitor around North America for the better part of 20 years (yes, just like OVER THE TOP and now the TV show GAME OF ARMS) despite being born with mild cerebral palsy. 





Let me be the first to welcome you to this unique journey with epic strength implications: The United States Strength Coalition!



Simplifying the Heavy-Light-Medium System, Part 2: Pressing



In Bill Starr’s text, The Strongest Shall Survive, the basic pressing program was laid out much like the squatting program – a singular exercise, constant volume, and fluctuating intensity over the course of a week.  In Starr’s program, the bench press was the exercise of choice for all 3 days.  The benefit of this set up was that it was simple in concept and logistically feasible in a busy weight room with lots of athletes already occupying the squat racks....


2014 Worlds Strongest Man - Finalists and Updates



The 2014 Worlds Strongest Man qualifying sessions have ended, the dust has settled and 12 of the worlds best in strength athletics have qualified for this weekends finals in Los Angeles. There are some new faces and some old faces, but each has the same face on at the moment; win at all costs.


Worlds Strongest Man, Los Angeles - Qualifying Updates



The 2014 Worlds Strongest Man qualifying is well under way in Los Angeles with very few issues or problems. After 3 days of qualifying all five of the groups, there are some surprisingly new names in the top 3 of each group as well as the usual pack of former finalists.


Dan McKim, Arnold Sports Festival Highland Games Pro Winner



Dan McKim wins the 2nd annual Arnold Sports Festival Mens Pro Highland Games Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Dan talks about the Permafrost layer they had to deal with as well as setting a new North American Light Hammer record.


2014 Worlds Strongest Man Athletes, Schedule and Events!