- Aug 10, 2021
- Who is Edia Hall? Edward Stephen Hall (born 15 January 1988) is a British former professional strongman, actor, and boxer. He was crowned World's Strongest Man in 2017. Hall has also won other national events, including UK's Strongest Man, Britain's Strongest Man, and England's Strongest Man.
- Who is Iron Biby (Cheick Ahmed al-Hassan Sanou)? Cheick Ahmed al-Hassan Sanou is a strongman from Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. He is the World Log Lift Champion in 2018 and 2019, and he owns the Guinness World Record for the most overhead presses (of a person) in one minute.
- What is the axle press? The Axle Press is a distant relative of the clean and jerk, an Olympic lift. The axle must be lifted from the floor to the ceiling by the strongman. In contrast to Olympic lifting, everything goes. It is typically permitted as long as the contestant gets the axle from point A to point B.
Olympic lifters must "clean" the weight to shoulder height in one motion. Although some strongmen employ this method, it is significantly more difficult with an axle because to the thicker bar. This makes it harder to grasp the bar during the clean. The following are the primary procedures for "cleaning" the weight: