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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    A.K.A Goodwinner Goodwinm's Avatar
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    Worlds Strongest Man Compeition Events! Can you do any?

    Ok I was looking on Magnus Samuelsson's (worlds strongest man) website today and came across some of the events that the participants do. Now i love the worlds strongest man telveision programme. But i never realised how heavy those bloody stones were! Christ.

    And the tire lift! 500kg! (1100lbs) Yikes!
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    This particular set of events was for the STRONGMAN SUPER SERIES SWEDEN GRAND PRIX 2004



    Start 1 PM:

    1. Tire Flip-
    A 500kg tire will be flipped down the course.
    There will be 6 flips. The tire will be standing in the start position.
    The maximum time is 75sek and there is 2 athletes at the time competing.

    2. Conans Wheel-
    A steel rod will be carried around its on axel for maximum distance.
    The steel rod will be carried in the arms in the traditional way.
    Weight of the steel rod will be 240kg in the end.

    3. Farmer´s Walk-
    The athlete must walk down the track carrying one 150kg weight in etch hand.
    The length of the track is 15m.
    After 15m will the athlete turn around a given object and then walk back to complete yet another 15m. The weights can be placed on the ground without termination of the attempt.
    If the athlete can’t finish the distance will he’s distance be measured.
    Distance to complete the event- 30 or 45m
    Time limit 90sek.


    BREAK 30 MIN

    4. Bench Press-
    A weight of 200kg must be pressed for maximum of repetitions in a motion similar to bench press.
    The athlete will place himself on a bench and press a machine like he would press a normal bench-press.
    The athlete must wait at the top for the referee down signal.
    After the down signal must the athlete lower the machine till it hits the ground.
    After touching the ground can the athlete press again for yet another repetition.
    (All athletes go down to the same depth. There is no need for spotters)

    5. Vertical Lift-
    A weight of 170kg shall be lifted by pulling in a rope in the arm over arm method.
    The weight must be pulled till a height of 3m before down signal is given.
    The athlete with most lifts within 90sek will win.
    Athletes that can’t lift 170 kg for a single lift will compete with 150kg.

    6. Dead lift
    The athlete must lift a bar from ground level till he stands with straight legs and back and with his hips pushed forward.
    The athlete will have 3 attempts to retch his maximum weight.
    The athlete with the biggest weight will win.

    7. Atlas Stones-
    Five stones in varied weighs shall be lifted up to a platform with varied heights.
    Weights of the stones are 120,130,145,160,170kg
    Heights of the platform are 180,170,160,150,140cm
    Last edited by Goodwinm; 03-02-2006 at 01:24 PM.
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    Barbell Military Press: 85kg (187lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
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    Not Done Yet ShockBoxer's Avatar
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    The lightest thing they compete with, one of the atlas stones, is 260 lbs...

    Damn. I knew everything was heavy but DAMN....
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    A.K.A Goodwinner Goodwinm's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockBoxer
    The lightest thing they compete with, one of the atlas stones, is 260 lbs...

    Damn. I knew everything was heavy but DAMN....
    Its mind boggling isnt it!! lol.
    Apparnatley Magnus Samuelsson can row 240kg (528lbs) for 6 reps!!
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    Squat: 150kg (330lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
    Deadlift: 180kg x 3 (396lbs) Raw - 14.12.13
    Bench: 110kg (242lbs) Raw - 29.01.14
    Barbell Military Press: 85kg (187lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
    Barbell Push Press: 100kg (220lbs) Raw- 31.01.14

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockBoxer
    The lightest thing they compete with, one of the atlas stones, is 260 lbs...

    Damn. I knew everything was heavy but DAMN....
    That is the only thing I would be able to do... The first of those stones... It would be difficult too.

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    The Tire Flip starts in the standing position.

    I'm pretty sure I could tip it over on to its side.

    Then I'd be done....

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    We had a tractor tire laying on the floor full of water with the rim seated and filled with pressure. It was about 1000lbs or so and 3 guys couldnt get it off the ground. Typically a 250lb semi tire one guy can handle with a little effort so to flip over an 1100lb tire takes alot of power.

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    Don't get me wrong, I know these guys are strong... but 1100lbs? I suppose technically that you're not lifting the entire tire off the ground when you flip it but still...

    That's a lot of weight, and for several reps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    Don't get me wrong, I know these guys are strong... but 1100lbs? I suppose technically that you're not lifting the entire tire off the ground when you flip it but still...

    That's a lot of weight, and for several reps?
    yer techincally they aint lifting the whole 500kg of the log. That would be crazy lol. But they do lift half of it for (i think, 5-6 reps). So if you think that they probs lift half the tire. thats 250kg, which is like a 250kg bicep curl.
    bye bye

    lol
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    Squat: 150kg (330lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
    Deadlift: 180kg x 3 (396lbs) Raw - 14.12.13
    Bench: 110kg (242lbs) Raw - 29.01.14
    Barbell Military Press: 85kg (187lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
    Barbell Push Press: 100kg (220lbs) Raw- 31.01.14

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