World’s Ultimate Strongman “feats of strength” series continued this weekend with the max log lift attempt. The contestants were Rob Kearney aka “World’s Strongest Gay” and one half of the famous Scottish Strongman duo of smiling brothers-Luke Stoltman. Rob was gunning for another American record and a crack a the world record while Luke was gunning for the British record and more importantly-the world record.
The warm-up sets went quite smoothly for both guys, with Rob utilizing his split-jerk technique and Luke using the classic more “stricter” jerk form which is popular with most Strongman. Then came the record setting sets and things got a bit shaky for Rob. He got the weight(220kg) up to his shoulders and even managed to lock out the arms but he was way underneath the log and couldn’t stabilize it and stand up from underneath. While Rob Kearney was resting before a second attempt at the American record, it was time for the Highlander to prove he has the best shoulders in Britain.
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BRITISH RECORD 221kg 🌶🌶 Maybe I shot my load a bit early and celebrated a bit hard 😂😂 I don’t care. I loved hitting that 221kg and securing the British Record.💪💪🌶🌶 We have some of the best pressers in the world in this country and to hold the record I’m so proud. Thank you to the GOAT @savickas_bigz for refereeing my attempt. Means the world to have the greatest judge me. Thanks to @worldsultimatestrongman for believing in me and letting me do these attempts. You guys are awesome. Finally I wish my friend @worlds_strongest_gay a quick and healthy recovery. Broke my heart seeing that happen to someone I love. ❤️ And thanks to @kushistoltman @tomstoltmanofficial @sineadstoltman @nikkistoltman @__haz__ @abby_stoltman88 and the rest of my awesome family and friends for believing in me and supporting me. You guys are the reason I am able to do the things I love. I’m going to eat some more strawberry tarts and drink some @thedalmore whisky now!😬❤️ #sbdapparel #stoltmanbrothers #silverbackgymwear #stoltmanstrength #giantslive #walkwiththestrong #insightsupps #bubbleandgoose #scotland #highlands #highlandbuilt #castlewater #WUS @australianstrengthcoach @silverbackgymwear LS10 @sbdapparel @campbellsmeatonline STOLT15 @mirafitofficial @castlewaterofficial @insightsuppsltd LS10 @nordicbotanics THEOAK @bubble_and_goose @probodycoach @caledoniasportsclinic
As you can see, Luke made that look very easy. He channeled all of his energy, like a DBZ character, into one single 221kg press overhead. Judging by that single lift, he easily had the world record in him, but it just wasn’t meant to be. Luke tried his best to press the record-breaking 230kg lift but he was just too drained, mentally and physically to get it. The good news is that he came out of the attempt uninjured with all of his muscles and ligaments intact, pretty beat up and sore, but still intact. He now has the WSM coming up in about a month or so and all the time in the world to sharpen the technique and strength to be the first man not named “Big Z” in over a decade to put his name next to a log lift world record.
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Great effort but an unfortunate and heartbreaking tricep injury for Rob. We wish him a speedy recovery! We love you @worlds_strongest_gay – Lifting for the world 💪💪 – #evolvestrongman #strongman #loglift #logpress #wusfeatsofstrength #REIGNoverStrength #ryourogue #IamAnimal #AnimalPak – Powered [email protected] Supported by @sbdapparel Hydrated by @castlewaterofficial Official Supplement Sponsor @animalpak @roguefitness @silverbackgymwear @certifiedpiedmontese @gymshark
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