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Title: Compare Savickas with these guys...
Post by: rccs on January 11, 2008, 02:10:19 PM
... there is no comparison... these guys are true athletes, Savickas isn't. Strongman is about all round physicall prowess, not only one rep...

http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=bmSn4Zt3JDw


Title: Re: Compare Savickas with these guys...
Post by: The Squadfather on January 11, 2008, 02:15:20 PM
couldn't disagree more, i believe that either Savikas or Brian Siders are the strongest men in the world right now as far as deadlifting, squatting, pressing, grip strength and in other words THE THINGS THAT STRONGMAN SHOULD BE ABOUT.


Title: Re: Compare Savickas with these guys...
Post by: brent2741 on January 11, 2008, 02:40:08 PM
magnus ver magnusson was the man. Savickas right now is one of the most powerful men in the world.


Title: Re: Compare Savickas with these guys...
Post by: Stubborn on January 11, 2008, 04:25:55 PM
Here he comes with the "Mariusz is the best that ever lived" shit.  ::)

He has won 4 and will probably win 5 WSM titles, but there is more today than just WSM.

Mari cant handle IFSA. The Lithuanians alone would tear him apart, hahaha!

Dont get me wrong, hes good, but he isnt what I think of when I think Strongman. Neither is IFSA really but they are definately stronger.



Title: Re: Compare Savickas with these guys...
Post by: JasonH on January 13, 2008, 02:19:57 PM
What about Rezazadeh?



Title: Re: Compare Savickas with these guys...
Post by: The Squadfather on January 13, 2008, 04:26:50 PM
What about Rezazadeh?


you could put him in the argument as well but i think this guy meant guys who compete in strongman but as far as overhead strength goes he'd be hard to beat.


Title: Re: Compare Savickas with these guys...
Post by: phreak on January 14, 2008, 05:44:24 AM
... there is no comparison... these guys are true athletes, Savickas isn't. Strongman is about all round physicall prowess, not only one rep...

http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=bmSn4Zt3JDw
Brutal contradicting yourself. Strongman is about... wait for it... being STRONG! Hence the name. If it was about conditioning and speed, they would call it strength athletics.


Title: Re: Compare Savickas with these guys...
Post by: Stubborn on January 14, 2008, 08:35:15 PM
Brutal contradicting yourself. Strongman is about... wait for it... being STRONG! Hence the name. If it was about conditioning and speed, they would call it strength athletics.

Actually they call that WSM.  ;D


Title: Re: Compare Savickas with these guys...
Post by: phreak on January 15, 2008, 12:43:55 AM
Actually they call that WSM.  ;D
I've thrown out the TV years ago. Which fed is the "heavy cardio" fed? They should be ashamed of themselves. Being a strongman has always been about limit strength. I've never heard about Cyr or Saxon doing lifts for maximum reps.


Title: Re: Compare Savickas with these guys...
Post by: Stubborn on January 15, 2008, 05:33:56 PM
I've thrown out the TV years ago. Which fed is the "heavy cardio" fed? They should be ashamed of themselves. Being a strongman has always been about limit strength. I've never heard about Cyr or Saxon doing lifts for maximum reps.

WSM = Cardio

IFSA = STRENGTH!


Title: Re: Compare Savickas with these guys...
Post by: The Squadfather on January 16, 2008, 04:38:30 PM
WSM = Cardio

IFSA = STRENGTH!
agree 100 percent.


Title: Re: Compare Savickas with these guys...
Post by: Hedgehog on January 16, 2008, 10:30:54 PM
... there is no comparison... these guys are true athletes, Savickas isn't. Strongman is about all round physicall prowess, not only one rep...

http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=bmSn4Zt3JDw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmSn4Zt3JDw


Title: Re: Compare Savickas with these guys...
Post by: phreak on January 17, 2008, 06:18:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmSn4Zt3JDw
Thanks for proving my point. As much as I have always idolised JP he was never the absolute strongest, even by his own admission. An amazing human specimen, and in my mind still the face of strongman competitions, but he won the WSM 4 times while not being the strongest. Extremely strong, and ridiculously well-conditioned and flexible for someone his size, but not the strongest.


Title: Re: Compare Savickas with these guys...
Post by: kimo on June 05, 2012, 06:06:27 AM
thing is they started those strongman contests on the wrong foot in 1977 . running with a fridge and throwing a tire as strange feats of strentgh . but they need to entertain an audience .. and bring money..