What to Know About the 2023 World's Strongest Man Competition
The World's Strongest Man competition is the ultimate test of strength, power and endurance. 2023's match is already underway in Myrtle Beach, SC and will continue through the weekend. For over four decades now, this annual gauntlet has seen competitors from around the world battle it out to be crowned as World’s Strongest Man. This year promises to be no different as athletes from all corners of the globe prepared for months in advance for their chance at glory. From grueling training sessions to intense diet plans and meticulous preparation, there's a lot that goes into being successful at this competition. But who are the favorites? Who will have what it takes to win? Read on to find out everything you need to know about this highly anticipated event!
Training and Preparation for the Event
You can probably guess that the training and prep involved if you want to become World's Strongest Man is no joke. Participants must be in peak physical condition, with an intense focus on building strength, power and endurance. Most competitors will spend months in the gym before the event, focusing on a variety of exercises such as squats, deadlifts, presses, and explosive power movements geared toward exercises performed at the event. A strict fitness regimen is key for competitive stamina, with participants needing to do regular cardiovascular exercise and follow diet plans that are tailored to their individual weight class.
Exercises Involved in the Competition
The exercises involved in the 2023 World's Strongest Man competition involve a variety of traditional strongman events, with each athlete needing to showcase total body strength and power. Events such as the car deadlift, log press and farmers walk will test an athlete's raw strength while obstacle course races will require agility and finesse. The Atlas stones event is also always a major highlight, with competitors needing to move five heavy stones onto platforms that are increasing in height.
The Favorites to Win in 2023
The favorites to win the 2023 World's Strongest Man competition are a mix of established and up-and-coming athletes from around the world. The clear favorite is Iceland's Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, who has won the title four years in a row since 2017. Known as "The Mountain" from his role in HBO's Game of Thrones, Bjornsson has proven himself to be a formidable force in the competition and is expected to once again take home the title. Other contenders include American strongman Doug Bowser, British powerhouse Eddie Hall, and Polish juggernaut Mateusz Kieliszkowski. The 2023 World's Strongest Man competition is sure to be a heated battle between some of the toughest athletes in the world. All competitors have put in grueling amounts of work to get ready for this event and all will be looking to take home top honors.
Whoever comes out on top, one thing is certain: The 2023 World’s Strongest Man competition promises to be an exciting battle between some of the most impressive physical specimens from around the globe!