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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Strongman Competition 2013

In the early days of Strongman Training, a "Strongman" was described as someone who was an exhibitor of pure strength. Not unlike an athlete maxing out for a one rep bench max - now Strongman Training has evolved into a sport on its own - a sport of Strength Athletics.
 
 
The beauty of Strongman, is that there is , realistically, no set of rules. No set number of events and not even a universal technique to do each individual event. Its non-uniformity is also what makes it the best way to train for Functional Strength (that is the strength that transfers to places outside the weight room in an athletic competing form or everyday life).
 
The days of the one rep max are gone and in its place is an endurance factor that when combined with lifting heavy weights, results in a dangerously effective training technique and the pinnacle of Functional Strength - a factor that is ignored in power lifting, body building and other strength based sports.
 
  
   
A winning Strength Athlete is often times not the strongest, but the most well rounded, well prepared, and mentally tough Athlete in the competition. Strongman Training won't just make you strong - it will make you complete as an athlete. 
As many of you know, I live in a small town - and for us, it's not about the number of competitors or the size of the crowd that attended -  it's about these "STRONGMEN" with "SOFT STRONG HEARTS". 
 
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13 comments:

DJan said...

Wow! These pictures are great, showing a very interesting and even fascinating sport, if you can call it that. I love it, Saucy! :-)

Jackie said...

These guys are strong indeed!
So glad they have a soft heart. Makes mine smile to think about it.

Filip Demuinck said...

hm these guys must have a strong back.

Greetings,
Filip

Fun60 said...

Now you know who to ask for a push if the car breaks down!

biebkriebels said...

You have some heavy men around there. I have seen such competitions on tv here once. They are so strong unbelievable.

Gail said...

Oh, what fun!!!

Petra said...

I find it unbelievable that people are able to exert such strength without hurting themselves, they must make very conscious effort. Great documentary of the event! :)

Caramella said...

Wow they must be really fit...I'm tired just by looking at them! Great pics. Have a lovely weekend!

Gregory Urbano said...

pretty cool trophies too!

Friko said...

If they are from your small place you will surely never have a problem with the heavy lifting.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh shoot! You and I could do that, Lilly! Probably with one hand tied behind out back. :):)

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Loved reading about the strong men. It is somewhat similar to the wrestlers of ancient India. Nice pictures.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well..now again..
:) I'm just kidding. JUST kidding!