Aiming for the title of world’s strongest man isn’t a life choice many of us could make.
Competitors have to be bulky enough and powerful enough to lift, load and drag huge weights during events.
Zydrunas Savickas, known as Big Z, has won three out of last five World Strongman competitions the two he didn’t win, well he just came second.
But after the tragic death in his sleep of fellow strongman Mike Jenkins of America at the age of just 31 the question is being asked. How internally strong are men that push their bodies to the absolute limit? Are they risking their lives?
The training is inevitably intense, but as Matt Rumsey reports, it could also be life threatening..