Big Paul Anderson was to strength athletics yesterday to what Usain Bolt is to Sprinting; Ahead of their time. Paul was a gentle giant who broke record after record in Olympic Lifting and the early years of Powerlifting and other strength feats from the 50's and 60's. Paul passed away in August, 1994 but his legacy still lives on at the Paul Anderson Youth Home.
Uh, I think the 2011 Arnold Strongman Champion and the current Worlds Strognest man is more than ready to take back his crown at the 2014 Arnold Strongman Classic.. Here, Brian SMOKES an 1,140lb Hummer tire set up at his training facility, Shaw Strength. Fans of strongman, this years Arnold is going to be incredible!
The 2013 Giants Live British Championships was the final qualifying event for the 2013 Worlds Strongest Man. The big surprises were certainly American Jerry Pritchett who set the American strongman deadlift record and Terry Hollands who struggled with an injury and finished third in what should have been a great event for him.
The steroid debate seems to grow mroe and mroe every day. Even as the U.S. media is finally waking up to the fact that an OVERWHELMING number of professional athletes are using these substances but are not getting caught, at least not right away. National Geographic breaks down the politics, science and specifics to anabolic use in this interesting video.
In case you had not seen it, this video was produced by the makes of Worlds Strongest Man several years ago. This video chronicles the Worlds Strongest Man from it's roots in Los Angeles and the first two years of American only athletes through the beginning of the era of Eastern European domination of Poland and Lithuania. Thsi takes a really up close look at Icelands formidable 8 world titles and the men who made that possible.
Worlds Strongest Man Brian Shaw at 6' 8" and 420lbs takes on the the reigning 5' 9" 250lb Mr Olympia Phil Heath with some caloric intake. CBS News 4 in Denver took the two out for lunch and the takes both of the former basketball players for free throws to see who pays the bill!
Olympic training can take on many facets, but in this video, strength, speed and determination are driven from many different sports concepts.
Matt Sohmer does it again. His march to a 900lb squat and 800lb deadlift at the age of 20 and having competed only in drug free events... is in full effect. Here is a video clip frmo this weekend showing us how easy 700 and 725 are before nailing a clean 750lb deadlift with ease.