The World’s Strongest Man (WSM) is an annual competition that tests the strength of the world’s best strongmen. The competition consists of a variety of events, including the deadlift, the squat, the bench press, the Atlas stones, and the truck pull.
The current World’s Strongest Man is Tom Stoltman, a Scottish strongman who won the title in 2022 and 2023. Stoltman is known for his incredible strength and power, and he is considered to be one of the most dominant strongmen in history.
Other notable former World’s Strongest Men include:
A Lithuanian strongman who is considered by many to be the greatest strongman of all time. Savickas won the WSM title a record 7 times.
2. Brian Shaw
An American strongman who won the WSM title 4 times. Shaw is known for his incredible size and strength, and he is one of the most popular strongmen in the world.
3. Hafthor Bjornsson
An Icelandic strongman who won the WSM title in 2018 and 2019. Bjornsson is known for his incredible deadlift, and he is the current world record holder in the deadlift with a lift of 501 kg (1,104 lbs).
So, how do these strongmen get so strong?
There is no one answer to this question, as each strongman has their own unique training regimen. However, some of the common elements of strongman training include:
- Heavy lifting: Strong men lift very heavy weights on a regular basis. This helps to build muscle and strength.
- Functional training: Strongmen train for tasks that they will actually need to perform in competition, such as lifting heavy objects and carrying them over long distances.
- Conditioning: Strongmen need to be in peak physical condition in order to compete at the highest level. They train their cardiovascular system and their muscular endurance.
- Nutrition: Strong men need to eat a lot of food in order to fuel their training and maintain their muscle mass. They also need to make sure that they are getting enough protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats.