Strength to be Tested at Strongman Competition

by Katie Pyzyk March 7, 2012 at 2:47 pm 3,927 12 Comments

Amateur weight lifters, step aside. Feats of strength will be on display Saturday, as elite competitors flex their muscles during the Second Annual Capital Classic Strongman Challenge.

More than 50 men and women will put their strength to the test by carrying, lifting, pressing and pulling large amounts of weight. Some of the “weights” are simply heavy objects, like huge rocks or tires.

Spectators are welcome at the event, which takes place at CrossFit South Arlington (607 S. Ball St). Competitions run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and more information about each strength test is available online. The entrance fee is $5, and children under 12 are free.

  • TJ

    Festivus gets earlier and earlier, doesn’t it?

  • HayCaramba

    Can the split the new iPad NEW in half???

    • nunya

      i’ll pass. i’m saving $5 for my new ipad.

  • B-Rad

    Can they pull Artisphere out of the red ink?

  • OldTimer

    Is there a senior category – or will I have to take on the young whippersnappers one by one?

  • yo yo ma

    cross fit is still grossly over priced

  • Jon Joe

    this isn’t crossfit…just being held at the same place where there is a crossfit..the Edge 2.0 strongman training facility shares the space with crossfit… 🙂

  • FrenchyB

    Can’t wait to see the event where they carry a stone shaped like Virginia’s 8th Congressional District.

  • Mike

    Crossfit is not even close to being over priced! The cost of the equipment /facility alone warrants the price! Ive heard well its not as cheap as a globo gym, well that’s because you get what you pay for! With Crossfit you get quality equipment, quality coaching and methodology that works! To each their own I guess!

  • Michael H.

    Even though I’m not a strength athlete (more of an endurance athlete), I find these competitions interesting. The strongman contests on ESPN are fun to watch. It’s amazing to see those guys moving around massive objects in unusual settings. It’s not a typical powerlifting competition. Those guys usually support their competitors too, instead of the trash-talking and poor sportsmanship in many popular team sports these days.

    I might stop by before going to the Diamond Derby event that same day. I guess some people will gripe about CrossFit, strongman challenges and cycling no matter what. Maybe they just don’t like the fact that other people like to be active and healthy. Or they just don’t like any sort of social sporting events in Arlington and elsewhere. I don’t know.

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