Interview of Rising Strongman Star Dominic Criqui

In the Internet world of strength posts and followers, Texas Strongman Dominic Criqui is a fast rising and hard working star in the making, with his recent 900lb deadlift in his garage, with only his phone to witness the event. Thankfully he successfully recorded this milestone. I was recently able to interview Big Dominic and …

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Manfred Hoeberl – The Largest Arms in The World

Recently I listened to the excellent podcast that Lawrence Shaleigh did on 90s strongman competitor, Manfred Hoerbel. Manfred literally burst onto the strongman scene by winning the World Muscle Power Championships and almost beating Magnus ver Mangnusson at the 1994 World Strongest Man Contest. Manfred appeared in all the major muscle magazines of that era …

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Roger Estep – Powerlifting Immortal

I am fortunate to have met and known Roger Estep personally the last ten years of his life. I grew up seeing pictures of Roger in Muscle and Fitness magazine when he was training as a power bodybuilder and contemplating entering physique contests. Roger sported such a dense physique by the mid 1980s that it …

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Mac Batchelor – THE UNDEFEATED ARM WRESTLER

2020 will be remembered for a world wide pandemic, but in the world of physical culture the year will be known as the year of unprecedented arm strength. Whether it was limited gym access, or the high publicity that strongmen got on weekly streamed world record attempts, lifters around the world pursued documented arm strength …

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Richard Schoenberger – Big Daddy from Southern Cali

I have been fortunate in my life time to meet and experience many amazing human beings, specifically many who are interested in training for strength improvement. When I relocated to Southern California in 1991, I first lived in Whittier, which had a number of really cool hardcore gyms within a short drive of each other. …

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Doug Hepburn: King of the Curl!

During 2020, the strict curl went viral with Larry Wheels and former NFL legend James Harrison releasing videos of their respective impressive strict curls. The World’s Heaviest Bicep Curl in History Over 70 years ago, one of the strongest men of his time, Doug Hepburn was able to curl 255lbs/115kg! This curl was done in …

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Pete Rubish Interviews Chris Hickson

On April 26, 2020, Pete Rubish released a podcast style interview on YouTube of Chris Hickson. Pete has an excellent podcast with co host Scott Davenport. Chris, like Pete was an Uber deadlifter even as a teenager, hitting over 800lbs at age 18 with a hook grip. Chris did this interview after recently being released …

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Travis Ortmayer: Fighting The Darkness

I met Travis Ortmayer once at a Strongman contest in Dallas in 2004. I had the shitty experience of being injured in training that summer, but I tortured myself anyways by going to watch the able bodied compete while I let myself heal. At that contest, Travis stood out like a modern day, all American …

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Brian Shaw’s Quarantine Bench PR Program

Brian Shaw is the most prolific U.S. Strongman, currently with 4 world strongest man titles under his belt as well as 3 Arnold Classic Strongman wins. In 2020, Brian began showcasing on YouTube the building of his new residence in Colorado with a focus on the incredible home gym he has earned through blood, sweat, …

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Tom Platz: 80s Icon who still resonates today

If there was one iconic image of bodybuilding from the 1970s, it would have to be a bicep shot of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The most iconic bodybuilding image of the 1980s has to be the Golden Eagle, Tom Platz and his signature leg development which was out of this world. Tom Platz symbolized so many things …

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