Just watched the 2012 Strongman Champions League Stage 13 from the Arnold Europe Expo in Spain. Highlights Farmers Walk Run (at 11:10) with 160kg in each hand Deadlifts (at 29:00) , 6 out of 10 competitors got to the 400-kg barrier (Vytautas Lalas with 420kg, Mikhail Koklyaev 422.5kg , Zydrunas Savickas 425kg) Lowlights there was barely no audience …
First off Happy Birthday Misha! You are true inspiration and an ambassador for strength athletics. After yesterday’s 417.5kd Deadlift here are the rest of Misha’s lifts. 360kg Squat, 230kg Bench, 417.5kg Deadlift (mixed grip, IPF bar) Better Bench Press angle.
Meanwhile in Russia … Here is how Mikhail Koklyaev spends the Sunday before his 34th birthday (don’ forget to congratulate him tomorrow). 417.5kg Deadlift at the Russian Championship of the Chelyabinsk region that happened today. He did a 360kg Squat, 230kg Bench Press and 417,5kg Deadlift (Russian Record) for a total of 1007.5kg. Man, I really like his deadlifting […]
Meanwhile in Russia … The blob of pixels you see here is Mikhail Koklyaev doing a 240kg Snatch Balance. Even with this low res you can see his big smile. Thanks to Phil and Anton.
Strongman Sundays … While the last Strongman Champions League stop of the year is being held in Martinique this weekend, here are 7 recordings of the 13 events. Update: Martinique added. Finland Germany Serbia Finland Poland Russia Gibraltar Lithuania Spain Martinique Thanks to Phil for submitting.
Big Push Presses from Mikhail Koklyaev. These clips might be older, but I hadn’t seen them. 200kg x3 390kg Deadlift x3
Just stumbled across these Mikhail Koklyaev lifts from 2007. Too bad he never got the chance to lift at the Olympics. 210kg Snatch 253kg Clean & Jerk attempt
Here is the 2012 World’s Strongest Man Atlas Stone event. First place was taken by Hafthor Bjornsson (who also qualified as first) with 5 in 27.9 secs. Zydrunas Savickas gets his 5 Atlas Stones (110 – 180 kg) up in 35 seconds for second place in the event. Mikhail Koklyaev and Lauri Nami Brian Shaw has enough of […]
Check out the 2012 World’s Strongest Man Keg Toss (40 – 55 lbs Kegs). Definitely one of my favorite events to watch. First off, here is Mikhail Koklyaev. While trying to launch the kegs into low earth orbit he annihilates the barrier. This seems to have cost him the a spot in the finals (see finalists below). Zydrunas […]