Meanwhile at the 2013 Arnold Strongman Classic …
Brian Shaw who we know is the master of stones (258kg Stone), breaks the world record for heaviest Atlas Stone lifted (in competition, previous record was 241kg /533 lbs) with a 245kg (540 lbs) lift for a triple.
Mikhail Koklyaev tore his biceps (just like Poundstone) at the stones, but still attempted it a couple of more times! He intends to compete again today.
Stones Results: Lalas 2nd Koklyaev 3rd, Burke 4th, Felix 5th, Pritchett 6th, Radzikowski 7th, Björnsson 8th, Poundstone 9th (injured, biceps tear), Scherr last (injured, not specified). (via)
In other Arnold Strongman News: Mike Burke fainted during a Log Lift attempt.
Daniel Jørgensen says
Hmm, maybe I should start lifting stones instead of ‘curling’ 🙂
Was it Shaw or Koklyaev, we saw lifting 254 some time ago?
And how does one actually warm-up prior t such a competition lift?
And and are their any full length vids up from atlas and log yet?
Very impressive, he needs heavier stones. The “bar” is at the same height for all lifters, right? If that’s the case, the height of the athlete definitely helps here. Nothing to take away from the record, just an observation.