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A strongman is someone who exhibits strength through strength athletics. Strength athletics, also known as strongman competitions, are composed of a variety of events in which competitors have to move the highest weights possible, the winner being the one having the highest tally across all events. In the 19th century, the term strongman referred to an exhibitor of strength or similar circus performers who performed feats of strength.[1]

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Description

Angus MacAskill was a notable strongman of the 19th century.

In the first half of the 20th century, strongmen performed various feats of strength such as the bent press (not to be confused with the bench press, which did not exist at the time), supporting large amounts of weight held overhead at arm's length, steel bending, chain breaking, etc. They needed to have large amounts of wrist, hand, and tendon strength for these feats, as well as prodigious oblique strength.

In the late 20th century, the term strongman evolved to describe one who competes in strength athletics – a more modern eclectic strength competition in which competitors display their raw functional strength through exercises such as lifting rocks, toting refrigerators, pulling trains, towing an eighteen-wheel truck behind them, etc. The most famous competitions of this type are the World's Strongest Man, the Europe's Strongest Man, the Arnold Strongman Classic, the Strongman Champions League, the World's Ultimate Strongman, the Rogue Invitational and the Giants Live tour, and more than 20 countries also hold national-level competitions as well.[2]

Many sports-specific training facilities have begun to incorporate movements associated with strongman competitions into their general training schemes, albeit with lighter weights used (e.g., tyre flips, sled drags, object loading or carrying, log pressing, farmer's walks and so on.)

Training

Training for strongman involves building overall strength in the gym and training with competition implements to gain familiarity. In the gym, it is necessary to train the entire body for strength, especially with variants of the squat, deadlift, and overhead press. Explosive power is also important, which is developed by weightlifting-style lifts and cardiovascular conditioning. Grip strength must also be developed.

Although you can do general strength training, at a typical gym, training with a strongman regimen requires equipment not typically found in a gym. Some equipment used in a strongman competition would have to be found custom-made or at a strongman gym. Some of these equipment includes natural stones, tree trunk logs, farmers walk frames, yokes, kegs and various sorts of vehicles.

Another part of a strongman's training is its intense diet regime. The biggest strongman competitors would need to ingest around 8,000 - 10,000 calories a day.

Events

Brian Shaw performing the deadlift at the 2017 Arnold Strongman Classic

Though competitive strongman events are ever-changing, there are a number of staples that frequently appear on the international stage,[3] including:

Incorrect usage

Strongman is often incorrectly used to describe a person who does weightlifting or bodybuilding. Due to the circus and entertainment background, nineteenth-century bodybuilders were expected to mingle with the crowd during intermission and perform strength feats like card tearing, nail bending, etc. to demonstrate strength as well as symmetry and size. Also, many strongmen sold photos of themselves nude or near-nude, flexing and posing. Although, what they considered the epitome of male beauty was different from modern ideals – particularly the very low emphasis on chest size, and great emphasis on oblique size, and symmetry as evidenced by photos of Eugen Sandow.

Notable strongmen

Traditional strongmen

The strongmen are listed according to the chronological order of their birth.

Modern Strongmen

The following 75 strongmen have reached the podium (1st, 2nd or 3rd place) of World's Strongest Man since 1977 and/or World Muscle Power Classic from 1985 to 2004 and/or Arnold Strongman Classic since 2002. They are listed according to the chronological order of their podium appearance.

24 of them have won the World's Strongest Man (WSM), 11 have won the World Muscle Power Classic (WMPC) and 9 have won the Arnold Strongman Classic (ASC).

7 men have won both WSM & WMPC (Kazmaier, Capes, Sigmarsson, Reeves, Magnússon, Ahola, Karlsen). 5 men have won both WSM & ASC (Savickas, Shaw, Björnsson, Licis, Hooper).

Additionally, the following 49 strongmen have reached either 4th or 5th places of World's Strongest Man and/or World Muscle Power Classic and/or Arnold Strongman Classic:

Lou Ferrigno, Franco Columbu, Jon Kolb, Gus Rethwisch, Bishop Dolegiewicz, Jerry Hannan, Craig Wolfley, Ernie Hackett, Hamish Davidson, Rudolph Kuester, George Hechter, Dan Markovic, Jean-Pierre Brulois, Tom Hawk, László Fekete, Adrian Smith, Berend Veneberg, Heinz Ollesch, Pieter de Bruyn, Martin Muhr, Wayne Price, Nathan Jones, Bill Lyndon, Johnny Perry, Brian Bell, Arvydas Pintinas, Andy Bolton, Steve Kirit, Bill Pittuck, Sami Heinonen, Jarek Dymek, Brian Schoonveld, Odd Haugen, Brian Siders, Benedikt Magnússon, Mark Felix, Tarmo Mitt, Vidas Blekaitis, Stefán Sölvi Pétursson, Laurence Shahlaei, Krzysztof Radzikowski, Dimitar Savatinov, Konstantine Janashia, Matjaz Belsak, Rob Kearney, Trey Mitchell, Thomas Evans, Mathew Ragg and Tristain Hoath.

International Accolades

  • The table below summarizes the 50 most decorated strongmen in modern history with the most number of international wins in their careers (1st places only/ open weight and age categories only).[4]

  Active   Retired

# Name Country Active Competitions Wins Win %
1 Žydrūnas Savickas Lithuania Lithuania 1996–2022 147 79 53.74%
2 Mariusz Pudzianowski Poland Poland 2000–2009 61 43 70.49%
3 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson Iceland Iceland 2010– 67 30 44.78%
4 Brian Shaw United States USA 2007–2023 65 27 41.54%
5 Aivars Šmaukstelis Latvia Latvia 2014– 72 26 36.11%
6 Krzysztof Radzikowski Poland Poland 2005–2019 112 24 21.43%
7 Ervin Katona Serbia Serbia 2003–2015 99 17 17.17%
8 Hugo Girard Canada Canada 1998–2008 37 15 40.54%
9 Dainis Zageris Latvia Latvia 2009–2022 87 15 17.24%
10 Jón Páll Sigmarsson Iceland Iceland 1982–1992 29 13 44.82%
11 Magnús Ver Magnússon Iceland Iceland 1987–2005 48 12 25.00%
12 Magnus Samuelsson Sweden Sweden 1995–2008 63 12 19.05%
13 Jouko Ahola Finland Finland 1994–2002 22 11 50.00%
14 Riku Kiri Finland Finland 1987–1999 25 11 44.00%
15 Oleksii Novikov Ukraine Ukraine 2016– 42 11 26.19%
16 Mikhail Koklyaev Russia Russia 2005–2014 50 11 22.00%
17 Mateusz Kieliszkowski Poland Poland 2014– 43 10 23.25%
18 Matjaz Belsak Slovenia Slovenia 2014–2020 60 10 16.67%
19 JF Caron Canada Canada 2007–2023 73 10 13.70%
20 Mitchell Hooper Canada Canada 2022– 18 9 50.00%
21 Geoff Capes United KingdomEngland UK / England 1979–1988 20 9 45.00%
22 Bill Kazmaier United States USA 1979–1990 18 8 44.44%
23 Derek Poundstone United States USA 2006–2017 22 8 36.36%
24 Martins Licis United States USA 2015– 24 8 33.33%
25 Vytautas Lalas Lithuania Lithuania 2007–2018 30 8 26.67%
26 Kelvin de Ruiter Netherlands Netherlands 2011– 38 8 21.05%
27 Janne Virtanen Finland Finland 1998–2009 50 8 16.00%
28 Laurence Shahlaei United KingdomEngland UK / England 2007–2021 55 8 14.55%
29 Travis Ortmayer United States USA 2005–2023 51 7 13.72%
30 Svend Karlsen Norway Norway 1996–2006 64 7 10.94%
31 Manfred Hoeberl Austria Austria 1990–1996 18 6 33.33%
32 Vasyl Virastyuk Ukraine Ukraine 2002–2008 28 6 21.43%
33 Andrus Murumets Estonia Estonia 2003–2009 40 6 15.00%
34 Flemming Rasmussen Denmark Denmark 1995–2001 19 5 26.32%
35 Pavlo Kordiyaka Ukraine Ukraine 2017– 22 5 23.73%
36 Mykhailo Starov Ukraine Ukraine 2004–2006 24 5 20.83%
37 Evan Singleton United States USA 2018– 25 5 20.00%
38 Johannes Årsjö Sweden Sweden 2007–2017 39 5 12.82%
39 Mikhail Shivlyakov Russia Russia 2011–2021 44 5 11.36%
39 Stojan Todorchev Bulgaria Bulgaria 2005–2017 44 5 11.36%
40 Raivis Vidzis Latvia Latvia 2002–2009 46 5 10.87%
40 Jarek Dymek Poland Poland 2000–2010 46 5 10.87%
41 Oskar Ziółkowski Poland Poland 2020– 12 4 33.33%
42 Trey Mitchell United States USA 2016– 24 4 16.67%
43 Tom Stoltman United KingdomScotland UK / Scotland 2016– 29 4 13.79%
44 Glenn Ross United KingdomNorthern Ireland UK / Northern Ireland 1997–2011 33 4 12.12%
45 Jamie Reeves United KingdomEngland UK / England 1988–1999 38 4 10.52%
46 Rauno Heinla Estonia Estonia 2009– 55 4 7.27%
47 Dmitrii Skosyrskii Russia Russia 2019– 8 3 37.50%
47 Reza Gheitasi Iran Iran 2019– 8 3 37.50%
48 Mike Jenkins United States USA 2010–2013 9 3 33.33%
49 Tom Magee Canada Canada 1982–1990 12 3 25.00%
49 Adam Roszkowski Poland Poland 2021– 12 3 25.00%
50 Mike Burke United States USA 2011–2015 18 3 16.66%

- As at 13 July 2024

See also

References

  1. ^ "STRONGMAN". ERA-FIT Ltd Bespoke Fitness Systems. Retrieved 2019-09-05.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "STRONGMAN CONTESTS". strongmanarchives.com. Retrieved 2022-04-13.
  3. ^ "Strongman Events". strongman.org. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  4. ^ "Strongman Archives - Athletes". Strongman Archives. April 5, 2022. Retrieved April 6, 2022.

External links

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