Hunter Henderson Strongman Debut - Image via @huntermhenderson Instagram
The majority of strength sports are interrelated in one way or another. In the sport of bodybuilding and powerlifting, competing in both disciplines is not uncommon. Johnnie Jackson, Ronnie Coleman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger all accomplished the feat in the past. One of the most notable cases of this in recent times has been with the elite powerlifter and bodybuilder Hunter Henderson, who decided to test her skills in the sport of Strongman. She took part in the 5th Annual Veterans Day Strongman Challenge 2022, which took place on November 5th, 2022.
This Strongman competition consisted of four events, with the first one being the Wagon Wheel Axle Bar Deadlift. Needless to say, being a powerlifter, Hunter crushed this event and locked out a 515-pound (233.6-kilogram) deadlift.
The second event was the Keg Press Overhead Press for reps, where Hunter Henderson managed to complete 13 repetitions with a 125-pound (56.7-kilogram) keg. She then moved on to the Dead Hang event and managed to hold on for 55 seconds.
Finally, experiencing the true Strongman culture, Hunter Henderson finished her performance with a 225-pound (102-kilogram) Atlas Stone Over Bar. She attempted to lift a 250-pound (113.4-kilogram) stone as well, but was unable to do so.
As can be seen in the last slide of the Instagram post above, Hunter Henderson won the Heavyweight division and stood atop the podium. In addition, this victory earned her a qualification for the next year’s Nationals.
“Today was so much fun! I competed in my first strongman comp… I was surrounded by family, coworkers, and friends. My heart is very happy.”
Hunter Henderson’s appearance in this Strongman competition came completely unannounced, as she has been sharing purely powerlifting and physique updates on her Instagram. However, Hunter has recently revealed that “No stages or platforms” are “in sight”for her. So, she does not intend to compete again anytime soon.
This is the third sport that Hunter Henderson has excelled in, having also accumulated major success in Powerlifting, but also in Bodybuilding. Most notably, Hunter earned her IFBB Pro Card at the 2021 NPC USA Championship in Women’s Bodybuilding. At the 2021 IFBB Tampa Pro, she placed second in her pro debut.
However, Hunter Henderson is primarily renowned for her Powerlifting resume, having won all eight sanctioned competitions in which she took part. Furthermore, Hunter has broken World Records on multiple occasions and she is just getting started.
Data Source: Open Powerlifting. Last Updated: August 17, 2023
Clearly, Hunter Henderson enjoys a good challenge, but what makes her one of the greatest athletes in the world is her tenacious commitment to success. As a result of her recent Strongman victory, she has demonstrated her versatility in all aspects of fitness that few have achieved.
This article was written by Andrew Smith, who is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information to our readers. Andrew is always happy to answer any questions you may have.
If you have any questions or need further clarification about this news, please leave a comment below, and Andrew will get back to you as soon as possible.
Andrew is a professional writer and a workaholic. He studied sports for 4 years and trained soccer for almost 15 years. In addition, for the past three years Andrew has been implementing functional training, with a dream or a plan to enroll in the special forces.
At FitnessVolt.com Our mission is to help our readers to achieve their fitness goals, regardless of where you’re at on your journey, we are on a mission to educate You with the latest from strength and fitness space. Read more.
Disclosure: FitnessVolt.com has an affiliate relationship with different brands and is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. However, our reviews are based on well research backed analysis.