(Originally published in September 2012) Here is a special about Kazakhstan’s Number Waaan, Ilya Ilyin. It shows some amazing training lifts he did prior to the London Olympics. 196kg Snatch (at 14:45) after missing 190kg 6 times. 240kg Clean & Jerk (at 15:30). Update: In his Interview with Dmitry Klokov, Ilya mentioned that he was […]
Strongman Sundays… and here is a Strongman gem, featuring big benches, huge curls and crushing gripping power. You can watch Magnus Samuelsson’s World Strongest Arms DVD online on YouTube. Magnus was 1998 World’s Strongest Man and you have probably seen clips from the dvd online before. You will see: 270kg x2 Bench Press 140kg Biceps […]
Here is a documentary about the 2006 World Champion in the 69kg category, Vencelas Dabaya. It follows him on a visit to Cameroon, where he began his weightlifting career. And you know which gym he visits? That’s right, the now infamous Makeshift Platform gym. The whole thing is en français, but you can get a good idea […]
Until yesterday I have never heard of Chad Jones. These 7 minutes are well worth your time. A short documentary film on former New York Giant Chad Jones —a star athlete from LSU whose promising professional career was put on hold by a tragic car accident before it even had a chance to begin. Amazing […]
Here is a strongman classic that was recommended to me by reader Adam. A documentary featuring Norwegian strongman Viking Svend Karlson (2001 WSM Winner). It follows him through some typical training sessions. From his awesome gym in the snowy mountains of Norway to a midnight session in a commercial gym. Great man, great training attitude. Part 1 […]
Here is an Anatoly Pisarenko documentary. It’s in Russian / Ukraine, so if you speak one of those languages it would be great if you can help with the translation in the comments. Maybe we can split it up in 5/10 minute segments like we did last time. Thanks to Nat from the Hookgrip for submitting this.
Here is what a day in Kai Greene’s life looks like. No glitz, no glamour. Just the daily grind. Part 1 & 2 below. Part 3 here Part 2
And now for some good ol’ Swollertrophy. Looks like somebody uploaded Mr. Olympia Phil Heath’s Becoming Number 13 DVD to YouTube. Still not a fan of the grotesque shapes. But if you are a fan of bodybuilding documentaries you should not skip this one. Gotta admire the passion this guy brings to the table.
The BBC made a documentary about 3 British weightlifters as they prepare for the London 2012 Olympics. Girl Power: Going for Gold The film follows Zoe Smith (58kg) (@ZoePabloSmith), Hannah Powell (48kg) @hannahpowell92 and Helen Jewell through the various battles for the 2 women’s spots on the Olympic team. Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Thanks to Maleik for sending this in.