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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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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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Jon Pall Sigmarsson: World’s Greatest Strongman

Here’s a very rare interview/biography written by his friend Sigurbjornsson around 1980. You will learn how Jon Paul Sigmarsson trained, ate and lived. – Mr. Berg Jon all Sigmarsson, named according to Icelandic custom with ‘Sigmarsson’ meaning his father name is Sigmar, grew up inone of the small fishing villages around our coastline. As every …

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Svend Karlsen: Viking Power!

Svend Karlsen (born 6 October 1967) is a Norwegian former strongman, powerlifter, and IFBB professional bodybuilder. He is well known for shouting his catch phrase “Viking Power!” during competitions. He was able to win the World’s Strongest Man title in 2001. Svend started training at the early age of 14 in an underground gym called …

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Bruce Wilhelm: The First World’s Strongest Man

Bruce Wilhelm was the first person to be called “The World’s Strongest Man”. He was born on July 13, 1945 in Watsonville, CA. Back in the day he was quite famous and met some famous strength athletes. https://www.facebook.com/116733248412758/photos/pb.100044496156930.-2207520000../1239401882812550/?type=3 Bruce has always been interested in athletics. His career began in junior high school with wrestling, swimming, …

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Geoff Capes: Britain’s Strongman Pioneer

In the early 70s the britain were forced to take a back seat when it came to producing men of immense size and strength. America ruled in this area. But thankfully their domination came to an end.  The former Huntington policeman, Geoffrey Lewis Capes, had climbed to the top. In less than a decade, Geoff Capes …

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Bill Kazmaier’s Training Routine

Bill Kazmaier is an American former world champion powerlifter. He was able to bench press 661.4lb/300kg. He was known for his psyching up before bench pressing. He used to break open two ammonia capsules and cram them up his nostrils. He sniffed and got an eye opening burst of ehilaration. He screamed, stompped his feet and attacked …

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Jon Pall Sigmarsson: The White Giant

Blonde, blue-eyed and muscular. That was Jon Pall Sigmarsson. This white giant was born 1960 in Island. He was ‘The World’s Strongest Man’ and the national hero. Jon was quite famous for his strength and character. But in 1993 a tragedy occurred. This White Giant died while working out. He was only 33 years old …

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