191cm / 6ft 3ins
154kg / 340lbs
Competed In WSM:
Johannes Arsjo – Sweden
How many hours per day do you train? 2
How many days do you train per week? 5-6
What does your training involve?
Weights – free weights, event training
What does your diet normally consist of?
Breakfast: 5 eggs, ham, weight gainer protein shake, banana, bread
Lunch Thai Buffet
Dinner: Thai Buffet
What made you want to become a strongman?
What pushes the limits more than strongman?
How old were you when you started training and competing in strongman?
Training and competing at 20 years old.
What is your greatest strongman achievement?
Qualifying for world’s strongest man 2008 & 2009
How do you manage to balance work and training for strongman?
If you want something, you find the time.
What is the worst injury you have ever had?
Knee injury – tear.
What are your plans after your strongman career?
Continue to make a living in the strength – sports injury.
What has been your biggest disappointment whilst training as a strongman?
Hurting my knee.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a strongman?
Don’t be afraid to go heavy
What is your favourite strongman event and why?
Overhead lifts because it suits me well because I’m an explosive guy.
What is you least favourite strongman event and why?
Deadlift is my worst event but I love it.
Which past strongman do you admire now & why?
Bill Kazmier because he was a monster.
Which current strongman do you admire now & why?
Derek Poundstone because he’s consistent.
How do you prepare yourself for major events?
Get in the zone and shut down the world around me
What is your favourite other sporting event?
Ice hockey and Tennis
What do you do to relax? Do you have any hobbies?
Watch TV and hang out with friends
What would be your favourite type of holiday and destination?
2 weeks in Thailand
What is your favourite film?
What car do you drive now and what car would you like to drive?
I drive a BMW and I like it!
What personal achievement are you most proud of?
Making it to The World’s Strongest Man
Who is your biggest threat for 2009 and why?
All the guys in world’s strongest man because there are no bad strongmen
I’ve always been active since I was a child and participated in a lot of different sports. My favourite sports which I excelled the most at were football (soccer), tennis and hockey. I played hockey on the elite level until I was 17 years old. At the age of 20 I discovered strongman and from that point it became a passion that ruled my life. Some other hobbies of mine include hanging out with friends and listening and playing music.
Bench press max weight: 210 kilos raw
Squat max: 330 kilos raw
Dead lift max: 350 kilos raw