People participate in their sport for a variety of reasons and it is fascinating to listen to athletes talk about their sport, up-coming contests and their goals - guaranteed just by listening, you will gain insight into that athletes motivation. I have had contact with athletes from varying disciplines including fighters, bodybuilders, strongmen, powerlifters and track athletes and it is intriguing to have discussions with fellow athletes about inner drive – what makes us do what you do? There is a lot of research on this subject matter and generally it is suggested that athletic motivation falls into the two major categories; intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.
The UK’s largest sport, fitness and nutrition exhibition ‘BodyPower Expo’ (BPE) has interviewed the World’s Strongest Man and the pride of Lithuania – Žydrūnas Savickas. The Lithuania Tribune is happy to share this interview with its readers.
Žydrūnas Savickas, the World’s Strongest Man (WSM), has spoken exclusively to the BodyPower Expo 2013 team. Widely rated as one of the greatest strongman competitors of all time, Lithuanian-born Savickas – also known as the Big Z – will be demonstrating his technique along with fellow WSM athletes, Darren Sadler and Svend Karlson, in the SuperGym session at the show. The Big Z, a legend in his own lifetime, has broken an incredible 40 world records.
The Odd Haugen Strongman Challenge is a NAS Platinum Plus Level contest OPEN to all qualified NAS member athletes. The top three athletes in each weight class will qualify for the 2012 NAS National Championship and the Champion will receive ASC Pro Card as well as a direct invite (entry fee waived) to the 2014 All American Strongman Challenge including travel reimbursements (flight or mileage) and hotel accommodations for two nights.
Stampede Blue, the unofficial blog for the Indianapolis Colts reported that Jim Irsay, the team owner and CEO of the team has expressed via Twitter he is interested in the 6' 9" 420lb Icelander to play Nose Guard in Indy. Bjornsson who placed third at the 2012 Worlds Strongest Man peaked the curiosity of Irsay when he compared his physical size with that of current NFL lineman on Twitter:
Francis Brebner called the action at the Las Vegas Highland Games for IronMind and talking about action, there was plenty of it: Andy Vincent, Jake Sullivan and Jon O’Neil distinguished themselves in the pros and Robert “OB” Oberst made an impressive debut in the novice class.
Nick and Callie Best are at it again - Holding their fourth annual Sin City Strongman Contest-The Giants Live USA’s Strongest Man. The top two athletes in the Giants Live will qualify (and receive plane tickets accommodations and prize money) to a Giants Live Contest- and possibly The World’s Strongest Man competition. Last year’s winner Jerry Pritchett, made his debut appearance at WSM, now the 2 strongest North American’s will have that same opportunity.