Strongest Man National Championships Start Tomorrow in Hot Springs

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The America’s Strongest Man
United States National Championships start tomorrow at Summit Arena in Hot
Springs
. This will be the first time the competition has been held in Arkansas.

In the competition men
compete in events that see them attempt to press, lift and carry thousands of
pounds in various forms. Feats include the Giant Timber Frame Carry, the Car
Deadlift and the Atlas Stone competition, among others.

In the Giant Timber Frame
Carry, athletes each attempt to lift a 750-pound timber frame and carry it for
100 feet.  In the Car Dead Lift, athletes attempt to lift the rear end of
a car with their bare hands for as many repetitions as possible in a 60-second
time limit.

During the Atlas Stones
portion, athletes will attempt to lift, carry and load six stones weighing
between 285 pounds and 420 pounds onto platforms. Fastest time to load all six
stones (or the most stones) wins. 

If you are interested in
watching the competition, it’s free to do so. Tomorrow (August 6) gates open at
6pm and the competition begins at 7. The next day (?Saturday August 7) gates
open at noon and the competition begins at 1.

The event is being put
on by the American Strongman Corporation (ASC) , which is the governing body of
pro strongman in the U.S. ASC is based in St. Louis, Mo., and oversees annual
strongman events. The U.S. National Championships will be the final qualifier
for the America’s Strongest Man competition held in Las Vegas, Nevada in
September.

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