Strongmen Eddie Hall and Brian Shaw Attempt to Train Legs at a Planet Fitness

 

Many strongmen train in gyms that specifically support their sport. After all, Atlas stones, yokes, and farmer’s walk handles aren’t readily available in many health clubs, and most commercial gyms are focused more on the general population than strength sports athletes. That certainly didn’t stop four-time World’s Strongest Man Brian Shaw and 2017 World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall...

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Hammer Curls vs. Biceps Curls: The Battle for Bigger Arms

 

It doesn’t take much to convince most people in the gym to curl. If you want an impressive physique, an intense pump, and more strength in the gym, you’ll find time to do some curls. But with so many curl variations, which movement do you pick? And how often should you do them? How do you fit curls...

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2022 Down Under Championship Results — Madeline Sturt and Jay Crouch are Triumphant

 

Madeline Sturt and Jay Crouch are the winners of the 2022 Down Under Championship. The two CrossFitters managed to pace ahead of the respective Women’s and Men’s fields to capture their Individual titles at the contest that took place on Nov. 18-20, 2022, in Wollongong, Australia. On the Teams side, LSKD Gold — featuring Briony Challis, Christee Hollard,...

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2022 Magnús Ver Magnússon Strongman Classic Results — Rongo Keene Stands on Top

 

Rongo Keene is the winner of the 2022 Magnús Ver Magnússon Strongman Classic (MVMSC). During the contest that took place on Nov. 18-20, 2022, in Reykjavík, Iceland, the Australian athlete captured his first victory since the 2016 Australia’s Strongest Man (ASM) contest. The two competitors who joined Keene on the podium were Canada’s Maxime Boudreault (second) and Eythór...

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Powerlifter Sen Yang (120KG) Captures a 440.5-Kilogram (971.1-Pound) Equipped World Record Squat

 

In the Asian powerlifting circuit, Sen Yang has been a mainstay for quite some time. He’s a former Asian Powerlifting Federation (AsianPF) World Champion — both as an Equipped (2016-2017, 2019) and Raw competitor (2019). Of late, he’s been making a name for himself under the international strength spotlight. On Nov. 19, 2022, during the latter portion of...

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7 Fitness Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

 

Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving formally or just see the end of November as the beginning of a drawn-out “holiday season,” many people spend the day eating, drinking, and being merry with friends and family. While some lifters jump at the chance for a socially sanctioned cheat day, which too often blends into a cheat week once leftovers are...

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Ukrainian Powerlifter Daria Rusanenko (84KG) Squats a World Record 275.5 Kilograms (607.4 Pounds)

 

As a powerlifter, Daria Rusanenko first made her hay in her native Ukraine, winning several contests of the Sub-Juniors and Teen variety in the mid-2010s. Years later, as a seasoned competitor and if her latest performance says anything meaningful — the athlete could be ready for a significant breakthrough to bona fide strength sports stardom. On Nov. 19,...

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Watch Ivan Makarov Lift a Milestone 190-Kilogram (418.9-Pound) Overhead Press

 

Throughout his extended strongman career, Ivan Makarov has risen in acclaim for his ability to do one thing at a rare, high level — deadlift staggering amounts of weight. As the 2021 World Deadlift Champion (WDC), a recent majority of Makarov’s career competitive appearances have largely focused on the deadlift, and his current social media mainly features the...

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Miloš Šarčev Thinks Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay and Nick Walker are on an Olympia Collision Course

 

There’s no shortage of compelling storylines on deck at the 2022 Mr. Olympia. For example, Chris Bumstead is vying for a fourth consecutive Classic Physique Olympia title while being coached by a legendary steward. On the flip side, the 212 champion from 2021, Derek Lunsford, will be a part of the flagship Men’s Open division after a noteworthy...

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How to Do the Dumbbell Deadlift for Size and Strength

 

The barbell deadlift is the king of the jungle when it comes to pulling exercises. It’s a primary movement with the potential to move the most weight. Plus, it’s a competition lift in powerlifting, along with the back squat and bench press. The classic deadlift will always be popular. But if you’re looking for a deadlift variation that’s...

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Powerlifter Sonja Stefanie Krüger (76KG) Squats World Record 280.5 Kilograms (618.4 Pounds) at 2022 IPF Equipped Worlds

 

Some powerlifters seemingly have a great passion and energy for displaying their strength under a big spotlight. German athlete Sonja Stefanie Krüger might be one of them. Krüger is just 22 years old, but has already had over 60 competitive powerlifting appearances since her debut in June 2014. Krüger’s latest stellar performance is a yet another example of...

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Powerlifter Gregory Johnson (93KG) Deadlifts World Record 371.5 Kilograms (819 Pounds) at 2022 IPF Equipped Worlds

 

Gregory Johnson has been a relative mainstay at the annual International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Equipped Open Powerlifting Championships for a little while now. Since 2015, the powerlifter has participated in three of these respective equipped IPF contests (2015, 2017, 2021), notching his best-ever result of sixth place at the 2021 iteration. After rewriting the record books at...

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