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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 bad 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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Magnus Samuelsson: The Big Swede

Magnus Samuelsson had one of the longest and most successful Strongman careers in the history of the sport, with his entering the world championship level contests of the International Federation of Strongman Athletes and the World Strongest Man for 14 years. Prior to his entry in Strongman, Magnus was a European Arm Wrestling Champion like …

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Mike Jenkins – Lasting Strength Legacy

Thanksgiving in the United States is one of the most popular holidays, always falling on the last Thursday in November, but it reality it is a four day celebration of family, friends, food, football, and recently shopping. In the tightly knit world of Strongman competitors, Thanksgiving became a tragic time in 2013. The reason for …

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Jesse Marunde: A Strongman Gone Far Too Early

I have been involved in strength sports since 1984, so I have been able to meet some very impressive specimens who played football, powerlifted, bodybuilt, fought in combat sports, or competed in strongman competitions- the strongest of the strong. I got to meet Jesse Marunde at the 2002 Northeast Strongman Showdown in Burlington, Massachusetts. I …

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Bill Kazmaier – The World’s Strongest Seminar

Jerry Pritchett, 2017 America’s Strongest Man hosted Bill Kazmaier at his gym for a seminar recently and I was lucky enough to attend. The Kaz has graced us with a great deal of social media information such as YouTube videos with Josh Bryant, many of his European seminars appear online, as well as his own …

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Hafthor Julius Bjornsson: Modern Day Viking

I am writing this piece during the week before Thor will be attempting to break the all time strongman world record in the deadlift on May 2, 2020. This record breaking attempt is scheduled to be streamed live on ESPN as well as Rogue’s YouTube channel. In the strength community, there is a lot of …

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My Tribute To Bobby Pandour

Old article by muscle control artist ‘Otto Arco’ published 1942! – Mr. Berg “Comparative little has been written about the great athlete, Bobby Pandour, although he was one of the outstanding figures in the Physical Culture world, and one of the first pioneers in the “art of muscle control” and posing. There is still some …

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Siegmund Klein – Fun with Kettlebells

“In “Old Germany” many weightlifting clubs had a Rundgewichtsriege, a “round-weight” or kettlebell section. This group practiced the more intricate feat of Jonglieren (juggling). Regular meets were held, and frequently exponents of this skilled art worked in groups of as many as fifty, all of whom performed at the same time, swinging the weight overhead, …

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THE REAL LIFE BIG FOOT: DOYLE KENADY

Grizzly bear, strongman and father. That was Doyle Kenady. The magazine “Powerlifting USA” shows Doyle Kenady’s 903LBS deadlift. The world record at the time was Bill Kazmaier’s 886lb. And then Doyle broken Kaizmaier’s record! He was an amazing athlete and human. They don’t make men like Doyle Kenady anymore.Kenady was a running back in high school. But high …

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