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Archive for March, 2008

Saturday “Quick Shot” - Mick Holding

Posted in Athletes, Photography on March 29th, 2008

Taken this afternoon at the Ministry of Muscle; Mick Holding rep’ing with a 290kg / 2.5 inch handled ‘axle’. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to Hardcore Heaven

Posted in 105kg, Athletes, Profile on March 24th, 2008

Scott Reid and Oli Thompson at their East Sussex Training Camp

estination: Crouch Farm. East Sussex training camp of Oli Thompson and Scott Reid.

My brain was already conjuring up images. This sounded like a refreshing change from the stark metal, glass and bright flourescence of the gyms I’d been shooting till now - countryside, farm machinery, two world-class Strongmen - but my preconceptions disintegrated within minutes of arrival. Read the rest of this entry »

Andrus Murumets & Zydrunas Savickas Interview

Posted in Interview, YouTube on March 18th, 2008

Stumbled across on YouTube; A two-part interview of Andrus Murumets & Zydrunas Savickas. Here’s the first part, link follows for part 2.

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Back At Last..

Posted in Photography on March 16th, 2008

There’ll be a bit of tweaking to the running order and content this week, but to those who missed it, the gallery is back … turn up those speakers ;) Read the rest of this entry »

105’s in 1066 Country

Posted in Athletes on March 15th, 2008

Today, I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon with Scott Reid and Oli Thompson at their training camp in deepest Sussex. Check back later in the week for more images.

Read the full post; Welcome to Hardcore Heaven!

Scott Reid - Britain’s Strongest Man in 105's 2007 Oli Thompson

Overcoming Weakness, The Strength-Tec Way

Posted in Gyms on March 14th, 2008

…It was the perfect opportunity.. to get Strongman better known ..

Chances are, if you’d asked me to name a city down south that might have a strongman gym, Portsmouth would have been near the top of my list.

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Powershotsmag on Flickr

Posted in Photography on March 12th, 2008

FlickrDo you think you have a Strongman image that would look great on Why not post it to the new “Powershotsmag” group on Flickr? If it makes the cut, we’ll post it on this site for all to see. You’ll need a Flickr account (free) and an invite to the group (free, just ask nicely!).

PSMA Away Day

Posted in Gyms on March 9th, 2008

Paul Cater - 73kg Dumbell

The full review has now been posted - you can check it out here.

Coming soon.. Strength-Tec; home not only to the Portsmouth Strongman Association, but also a host of great characters and some punishing Strongman ‘apparatus’. Come back on 15th March to hear more about the antics of Stoneman, Gorilla, Baldy and the “Tobyinator”!

The “Tacky” FAQ

Posted in Technique on March 7th, 2008

Find a set of Atlas stones and you’ll find a tub of tacky somewhere nearby. Tacky is that viscous, pale yellow ‘gunk’ that seems to be the must-have accessory for serious stone-lifting

Tacky Hands

“Elite Tacky” - the special ‘brew’ devised by Dave Ostlund - World Class Strongman Athlete from Minnesota - seems to be the brand of choice for many. I caught up with Dave to find out a bit more about this unique concoction. Read the rest of this entry »

Is This Britain’s Next Strongest Man?

Posted in Interview on March 7th, 2008

Oli Thompson - Atlas Stones

Britain’s strongest man in 2006, Oli Thompson’s career was put dramtically on hold in 2007 when a deadlift training session resulted in a torn bicep. It seems Oli’s sights are firmly set on regaining his title in 2008.

I caught up with Oli and his training partner Scott Reid (current Britain’s Strongest Man in the 105kg weight class) during a recent training camp at the Ministry of Muscle, to find out how his recovery was coming along and how his plans for 2008 were mapping out. Read the rest of this entry »