Ask A Genius 249 – Strongest Man Competition

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Ask A Genius 249 – Strongest Man Competition

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

August 4, 2017

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Rick Rosner: Where guys from the Viking country seem to be really into this, and do really well.  But, I don’t know that you can claim that any one of those guys is absolutely the world’s strongest man, because the tasks are arbitrary.

Then you have Olympic power holders who do things of strength and whole other set of tightly judged measures of strength.  Then you have weird effects like the world’s strongest teenager, for a long time was a kid out of one of the eastern block countries [undecipherable 00:12:42].  This kid turns out that he has like brutal scoliosis, so that when he dead lifts, he grabs the bar spine flexes, his rib cage drops a couple of inches, so his ribs are resting directly on his ileac crest of his pelvis.

And so, he only has to get the bar like two inches off the ground, because his body flexes so he doesn’t…I’ve heard that when he bench presses you can put a basketball under his back because his spine is so curved.  So, that’s weird way of not cheating but of kind of leveraging one’s strength due to anatomical peculiarity.  And the measurement of IQ of intelligence has always been problematic.

And also, this is similar to the world’s strongest man, what the hell, it doesn’t matter, what matters…the world strongest man matters just within the context of the show called The World’s Strongest Man.  It matters within the context of like National Pride, which you could already use an important thing when it comes to power lifting.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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