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Ireland's Strongest Man

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  • 13-11-2011 2:19pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,800 ✭✭✭


    This was on RTE 2 last night so hopefully will be available on rteplayer soon.

    Good to see it on TV!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,704 ✭✭✭squod


    Was great to see on a national channel. Seen this lad Eoin Graham in the juniors earlier in the year. Remember him doing a 300kg Hummer tyre deadlift for reps event. Only for the timer went off he'd still be repping now ! One to watch in the future.



  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭Hanley


    squod wrote: »
    Was great to see on a national channel. Seen this lad Eoin Graham in the juniors earlier in the year. Remember him doing a 300kg Hummer tyre deadlift for reps event. Only for the timer went off he'd still be repping now ! One to watch in the future.


    Grahamer's one to watch for NOW!! :D

    Anyone recognise the big punter on the right (edit) of the vid there? :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,704 ✭✭✭squod


    Hanley wrote: »

    Anyone recognise the big punter on the left of the vid there? :pac:

    Eoin Shannahan ?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭Hanley


    squod wrote: »
    Eoin Shannahan ?

    Sorry, right.

    Anyway - http://www.theworldsstrongestman.com/athlete/vytautas-lalas/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,704 ✭✭✭squod


    They're airing the WSM around Christmas. Looking forward to seeing him on that.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,192 ✭✭✭Dathai


    Their set up in that gym looks class. Is it just some garage they've converted?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,800 ✭✭✭The Guvnor


    Hoping to catch it on rte player at some time in the 'near' future!

    Graham is definitely one seriously strong dude - be great if Ireland can get a few lads into the Giants Live Series and even the WSM!:)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,704 ✭✭✭squod


    The Guvnor wrote: »
    Hoping to catch it on rte player at some time in the 'near' future!

    Graham is definitely one seriously strong dude - be great if Ireland can get a few lads into the Giants Live Series and even the WSM!:)
    Hanley wrote: »

    Big V is nearly Irish, so I'm told.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,863 ✭✭✭kevpants


    Was dissapointed they didn't air the deadlift event (if there was one other than the grip one they showed) just to see Grahamer wipe the floor with everyone else.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,570 ✭✭✭Rovi


    Documentary on 30 years of World's Strongest Man just starting on Challenge (SKY 125)!!!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 296 ✭✭Hawk Wing 2


    kevpants wrote: »
    Was dissapointed they didn't air the deadlift event (if there was one other than the grip one they showed) just to see Grahamer wipe the floor with everyone else.
    They didn't he done 5, joint 1st


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 16,397 ✭✭✭✭Degsy


    Grahamer is a brute but pound for pound Stevie is stronger IMHO!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭Hanley


    Degsy wrote: »
    Grahamer is a brute but pound for pound Stevie is stronger IMHO!

    No one cares about lb for lb in strongman. Besides, strength and weight gain don't show a linear relationship so it's all speculation at best.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 16,397 ✭✭✭✭Degsy


    Hanley wrote: »
    No one cares about lb for lb in strongman. Besides, strength and weight gain don't show a linear relationship so it's all speculation at best.

    What about your assertation that "mass moves mass"?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭Hanley


    Degsy wrote: »
    What about your assertation that "mass moves mass"?

    Yup... but it's not linear. An extra 10kg of bodyweight won't always move an extra 10kg of bar weight. And it's lift specific, and the stronger you get, the less every kg of body weight added will translate into external load moved! :)

    That's why you always see lighter guys with higher multiples of bodyweight lifted when you look at it on purely bodyweight terms. They use forumlas in PL and OL to account for it when deciding on who the true lb for lb strongest is, but they're based on historical results as far as I know, so an outlier in any one division for a long period of time can skew it for everyone.

    It's not an exact science at all.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 16,397 ✭✭✭✭Degsy


    Hanley wrote: »
    Yup... but it's not linear. An extra 10kg of bodyweight won't always move an extra 10kg of bar weight. And it's lift specific, and the stronger you get, the less every kg of body weight added will translate into external load moved! :)

    That's why you always see lighter guys with higher multiples of bodyweight lifted when you look at it on purely bodyweight terms. They use forumlas in PL and OL to account for it when deciding on who the true lb for lb strongest is, but they're based on historical results as far as I know, so an outlier in any one division for a long period of time can skew it for everyone.

    It's not an exact science at all.

    I dont disagree with ya there..maybe i shouldve just said Stevie's a strong bastard too. :)


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