The previous World’s Strongest Man will subsequent be seen on the Shaw Traditional.
On August 7, 2023, strongman Tom Stoltman shared an Instagram video of himself capturing a 500-kilogram (1,102.3-pound) 18-inch deadlift throughout a training session. Stoltman utilized lifting straps and a conventional stance with a standard grip, had a lifting belt adorned, and was in his socks in the course of the monstrous pulling feat. It didn’t seem to return with a lot of a battle because the athlete lifted his bar off a shortened rack to a profitable full lockout.
Athletes are normally in a position to raise extra from a better place as a result of it eliminates the unique launch level from the ground. Different variations embrace the Silver Dollar deadlift, which largely solely differs in presentation. Estonian competitor Rauno Heinla broke the 18-inch deadlift World Document with a pull of 540 kilograms (1,190.5 pounds) on the 2023 Tartu Rammumees ja Rammunaine (TRJR). Stoltman, a former two-time World’s Strongest Man (WSM) champion (2021-2022), is within the ultimate phases of his ongoing preparation for the 2023 Shaw Classic (SC). That contest is ready to happen on August 19-20, 2023, in Loveland, CO.
This isn’t the primary occasion Stoltman has seemingly been extra lively with coaching updates in 2023. That’s particularly because it pertains to the 2023 SC, which will now reward the title of “The Strongest Man On Earth” to the possible winner.
In late July 2023, Stoltman shared a clip of himself capturing an 800-kilogram (1,763.7-pound) leg press during another workout. A variation of the leg press that includes a car affixed to a machine is without doubt one of the principal occasions on the 2023 SC. (Notice: The 2023 Giants Live Strongman Classic (GLSC) champion Evan Singleton additionally polished up his leg press around the same time.)
Moments like this come after Stoltman’s disappointing runner-up end result to Mitchell Hooper on the 2023 WSM. Stoltman was in line for a legendary “three-peat” as a dynastic strongman. He would’ve been solely the third strongman to ever notch that achievement however as an alternative fell simply brief. When coupled with a sixth-place end result on the 2023 Arnold Strongman Classic (ASC), it appears Stoltman is on a mission for redemption and plans to make use of his super leg energy to dig himself out of an early gap from the aggressive season.
Even with a few of his latest shortcomings, Stoltman stays one of many greatest superstars in strongman, and he nonetheless hasn’t reached 30 years previous. The athlete appears to grasp he has loads of time to rebound. He would possibly put himself again on an elite map with a tentpole victory on the 2023 SC.
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