The WSM did not even want to make use of a lifting strap.
Strongman athlete Martins Licis has a number of accolades to his credit score. The 2019 World’s Strongest Man can also be the 2021 Rogue Invitational winner and the 2022 Arnold Strongman Basic champion. Licis is all the time testing his power in numerous methods, and his current journey to Gold’s Gymnasium Venice in California included placing his grip to the check towards the world well-known Golden Dumbbells.
As seen on the 8:56 mark within the Youtube video posted on Licis’ channel, he managed to carry out a single-arm row with one of many 150-kilogram (330-pound) dumbbells for a fast first rep, adopted by two extra reps after a really temporary pause to re-grip the burden. Watching from behind was Licis’ mentor and famend grip power legend Odd Haugen. After an unspecified relaxation interval, Licis then did a second set, getting 5 reps. Each units had been carried out with solely chalk on his fingers and with out assistance from a lifting strap.
Licis and his enterprise companion, Romark Weiss, initially went to the long-lasting bodybuilding health club with a problem of getting members try to carry the legendary Thomas Inch Dumbbell to a standing place utilizing just one hand. The legendary Inch Dumbbell weighs 77 kilograms (170 kilos) and has a deal with practically two and a half inches thick. Licis provided $100 to any particular person that would full the difficult carry, and two males managed to carry out that feat.
There is no such thing as a official checklist of those who have lifted with the Golden Dumbbells, however amongst those who have performed so on digital camera embrace 2022 Arnold Basic UK bodybuilding champion Andrew Jacked and social media persona Jake Johns (a.okay.a. Massive Boy), who carried out a single-arm row for 10 reps with the dumbbell. Nonetheless, they used straps whereas Licis didn’t.
Licis is coming off a busy 2022 season that noticed him win the Arnold Strongman Basic in Columbus, OH in March, adopted by a second-place end to Tom Stoltman on the 2022 World’s Strongest Man contest in Sacramento, CA. Licis then took fourth place on the 2022 Rogue Invitational strongman contest in Texas. The champion at that occasion was Oleksii Novikov.
Licis’ 2023 plans are nonetheless to be decided. He had beforehand stated that he wish to pursue difficult world information, and he’s not sure if he’ll enter any main contests. His most up-to-date contest look was a brief discover entry in November 2022 to exchange Robert Oberst because the captain of Group USA towards Group UK on the 2022 Giants Stay World’s Strongest Nation contest. Group UK, captained by 2017 World’s Strongest Man Eddie Corridor, received that competitors.
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