The Canadian sensation is setting PRs as his subsequent contest approaches.
On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2023, Canadian strongman Mitchell Hooper posted a video of himself log urgent 195 kilograms (430 kilos) for 2 reps on his Instagram web page. The elevate is 10 kilograms greater than his competitors report of 185 kilograms (408 kilos), in line with Giants Reside. This feat got here seven months after Hooper managed to carry out two reps with 184 kilograms (406 kilos) in coaching.
After bringing the log to his knees and cleansing it as much as the shoulders, Hooper started the press, however he briefly stalled halfway by way of the rep. After powering it as much as a lockout place, he lowered the log to mats and took a number of breaths earlier than starting the subsequent repetition. The second rep took even longer to lock out, however he managed to take action efficiently.
“Issues are heating up. All is true on observe.”
Hooper is getting ready to compete within the 2023 Arnold Strongman Traditional, set to happen Mar. 2-5, 2023 in Columbus, OH. One occasion confirmed for the competitors is the Austrian Oak — a log press occasion named after the competition’s namesake, Arnold Schwarzenegger. It’s unclear as of this writing whether or not the occasion can be for max reps, max weight, or one other format.
Within the 2022 Arnold Strongman Traditional, Luke Stoltman gained the Austrian Oak Log Raise occasion by urgent 213.1 kilograms (470 kilos) over his head. Stoltman can be competing on this yr’s contest, as will Log Press American report holder (217.5 kilograms/479.5 kilos) Bobby Thompson.
When the identical occasion appeared through the 2019 Arnold Strongman Traditional, rivals have been requested to carry out most repetitions inside a 90-second time restrict. Within the caption of the Instagram put up, Hooper reported that it took him 50 seconds to finish each reps. This will point out that both Hooper expects a return to the “reps for time” format or that he’s targeted on constructing each energy and endurance as an elite strongman.
Hooper goes into this Arnold Strongman Traditional with momentum on his facet. In January 2023, he gained Australia’s Strongest Worldwide contest. Two months previous to that, he positioned first within the 2022 Giants Reside World Tour Finals in Glasgow, Scotland. Hooper was additionally the 2022 Arnold Strongman UK winner.
Hooper is taken into account by many strongman followers and consultants to be one of many quickest rising stars within the sport. That was emphasised after he positioned first in Group 2 of the 2022 World’s Strongest Man, and in the end positioned eighth within the finals. This can be his first Arnold Strongman Traditional contest, and he’s already confirmed to be one of many entrants for the 2023 World’s Strongest Man, set to happen Apr. 19-23 in Myrtle Seaside, SC.
Ticket and pay-per-view data for the 2023 Arnold Strongman Traditional may be discovered at www.arnoldsports.com.
Featured Video: @mitchellhooper on Instagram
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