The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

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Re: The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

Post by peter yates » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:14 am

Hi Tom, Thor really deserved the win. Historically his overhead work and deadlift were weak compared to the other top ranked, but he went to work and brought them up to speed. Recently he has been powerlifting and doing quite well at that too. For a man of his height and arm length he is amazing as is Shaw. Both men have the height and the frame to carry so much weight but dear old Eddie has had to force that much weight on him in order to keep up, not healthy at all. He did the right thing after his win and retired.He achieved what he set out to do,nothing more to prove there. I believe he is weighing up his options on what to do next but has been approached to try Pro Wrestling.
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Re: The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

Post by Tom K » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:47 pm

https://youtu.be/QnpgKbILbhA

This is a fantastic log press training video, with Shaw, Oberst, Nick Best and Eddie Hall.

Some fantastic banter when Eddie comes in, I was really laughing watching it. Great to see the guys having fun and training hard.

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Re: The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

Post by peter yates » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:26 pm

Thanks Tom, good one.
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Re: The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

Post by DannyBoy » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:35 pm

Today Graham Hicks won the 2019 Britain's Strongest Man competition, with Adam Bishop coming in 2nd and Tom Stoltman 3rd. Congratulations to Hixxy! Also of note, Mark Felix retired from further BSM competitions.

Final scores:
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Photos & results courtesy of Julian Howard.

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Re: The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

Post by peter yates » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:57 pm

Hi Danny, thanks for this mate,Been off line for a few days so just seeing this. Well Hicks is consistent and this win is well deserved.Congratulations to him.Mark Felix is amazing, no disgrace to finish where he did competing against such a young and strong field. He still has a lot left in him but another level now.
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Re: The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

Post by DannyBoy » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:55 am

Congratulations to Hafthor Bjornsson on successfully defending his title and winning the 2019 Arnold Strongman Classic! Congratulations as well to Martins Licis & Mateusz Kieliszkowski on their 2nd & 3rd place finishes!

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I didn't see the competition, so I don't know what circumstances there might've been (if any), but Brian Shaw only placing 8th is a surprising result. I assume JF Caron only having one point is an indication that he had to pull out due to injury or something.

EDIT: Apparently Brian Shaw injured a hamstring during the deadlift event. So here's wishing him a full & speedy recovery! :)

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Re: The World's Strongest Man (& other strongman competitions)

Post by peter yates » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:33 pm

Thanks Danny, congratulations to Thor, he has worked hard over the years on his weak points and really is now a very excellent all round strongman.Martins and Mateusz are the new breed and if all goes well their Glory days are yet to come. Sorry to hear about Brian and J.f. and hope they have a quick recovery.Glad you are back to keep us updated on Strongman competition.
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