Strongman as a sport is dynamic and requires not only absolute strength, but also strength endurance, speed, and agility. They have to be able to move quickly and apply their strength in unconventional odd ways. From a training point of view, strongmen training is extremely taxing. They put in a lot of time perfecting the big three, squats, bench, and deadlift but also focus on overhead pressing.
The ‘sport’ of bodybuilding is merely to build muscle to form an aesthetic and proportional physique. However bodybuilders are strong and many bodybuilders will even try strongman or powerlifting style lifting to compliment their training regime.
How strong is a bodybuilder compared to a strongman? Well we are about to find out in the next video.
In the video below, bodybuilder Johannes Luckas gets challenged by Strongman Tetzel from the German Hardcore Gym “Halbgottschmiede” to a strength battle. The “battle” includes the following strength disciplines:
– Squats 150 kg 20 reps
– Farmer’s Hold 240 kg 30 seconds
– Loglift 80kg 15 reps
Watch the video below to find out who is stronger.
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