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4th Annual Capital Classic Strongman Challenge

  • May 3, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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Time for the big boys to lift the things... all of the things! The 4th Annual Capital Classic Strongman Challenge is coming May 3. Come on out and cheer on the athletes (and yes, it would have totally been nice to have Metro's Silver Line up and running by now).

Don't know what Strongman is and have no idea what we're talking about? Check out some of the photos from a couple years ago when some of us went to Rob Orlando's strongman seminar. In short, it's about picking up lots of odd objects - stones, kegs, tire flips, etc. And one of the main things I learned in that seminar: Strongman, like CrossFit, is scalable. You don't have to be HUGE (or male) to be a strongman competitor. Everyone can find smaller stones or lighter objects that work for them. All you need is a love of lifting heavy things.


Some examples of typical Strongman events: Rob Orlando at a competition a few years ago

Strongman has been around as long as people have picked things up

And a lot of us spent years watching World's Strongest Man on ESPN every year. Here's that story:

Lifting all the things - even the small houses

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  • Ray L.

    Quick update: Looks like I won't be able to make it to this one. I have to make a quick family trip to NYC this weekend. But I hope you guys check out the event and take some photos. It's going to be awesome.

    April 27, 2014

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