Category Archives: Weightlifting

Mark Felix and Eddie Hall lift 775kg

Eddie Hall and Mark Felix

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A lot of power!

We like Eddie Hall here. We like his style, his rather scary looks, and of course the fact he is ridiculously strong. So when an opportunity comes to share a bit of his good work, we’re always happy.

This weekend, Hall managed to break yet another record, twice . This time it was the team deadlift, with his partner Mark Felix, as they competed at the “World’s Ultimate Strongest Team” event at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke.

They destroyed the old record of 755kg with a 767kg lift, then went one better…

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The top 10 strongest animals

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How strong is your trunk?

It’s International Earth Day! And that means we need to celebrate the animals that aren’t buggering up the earth, namely, anything but a human.

However, we can’t just list a load of animals, that would be pointless. What we’re going to do is list the ten strongest animals, those that could hypothetically pump more iron than the lovechild of Eddie Hall, Arnold Schwarzenegger and a 300ft high stack of 5kg whey protein tubs.

Multi-species-three-way-conception-with-an-inanimate-object might be impossible, but a future for the world’s wonderful creatures is not, so let’s get to it.

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Four alternative motivation methods to improve your training

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Do you need a kick in the right direction?

Some find it easy, some find it hard, but motivation is the key to fitness. There are YouTube channels, blogs and motivational quotes aplenty that keep many folk going. Then there is the self ingrained drive, perhaps for health or aesthetic reasons.

But what if the things that motivated you before no longer do the job? Or what if you simply can’t get off your sofa and get in shape? Don’t worry, we have the answer.

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Video: Eddie Hall’s 462kg

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Arnold seems to love it

The build up to the battle for the World’s Strongest Man is heating up. We’ve seen the Mountain lift a log the size of a lorry, and throw a kettlebell the weight of a cow, higher than a house.

Now, Eddie Hall has joined the party. We don’t sponsor Eddie Hall or give him supplements at all, but we’re big, big fans of his.

So when he did this, at Arnold Classic Australia, our love of him just got greater.

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Video: The Mountain breaks ANOTHER record

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He’s 26…

A few weeks ago we showed you how Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, better known as “The Mountain” from Game of Thrones, carried a 650kg, 30ft log.

Now, Europe’s Strongest man has decided to break another record at the recent Arnold Classis. This time, he has managed to throw a 25.4kg (56 pound) kettlebell a whole 5.87m into the air. That’s 19’3″ for those who prefer the imperial system.

So now, the only thing to do is show you the video in all it’s glory.

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Video: The Mountain breaks 1000 year old weightlifting record

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Any thoughts on form?

Hafthór Björnsson, perhaps better known as “The Mountain” from hit TV show, “Game of Thrones” has recently broken a record that has stood for 1000 (yes one thousand) years.

As Europe’s Strongest Man, you are expected to be able to lift a lot of heavy stuff. But lifting a a 30 ft log that weighs 650kg is frankly on the ridiculous side. We’re not sure which of the many pre-workout supplements he was on, but we wouldn’t mind some.

For your pleasure only, we have the video here.

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9 workplace worries only lifters will understand

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A terrible, true story

The trials and tribulations of the workplace are plentiful. “Is our email down?” “Have you seen my hammer?” “Who has the pricing gun?” Whatever your line of work, you’ll overcome such problems daily.

But no matter what your job is, if you’re into weight training, there will be many, many more problems that you have to overcome.

For your pleasure, we’ve outlined 9 workplace worries for weight trainers from 3 different walks of life. Enjoy!

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Fitness Round-up: Massive legs, a massive man and beer

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What’s he so happy about?

Halloween, clocks changing and the leaves all starting to die. Yep October has been and gone, so now we’ll look at what happened on the world wide web.

We’ve got a man with a suspiciously large forearm, “proof” that alcohol can be consumed and not hinder performance, and a rather handy leg day workout.

It’s the fitness roundup for October.

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