So what does it mean to be the strongest man? Here it means never quitting, never giving up, never neglecting all aspects of athletic performance and always giving 100% effort. I have no doubt Mariusz will improve because he has proven in the past to have the heart and determination to push himself to the next level of performance.
Mark Philippi has been training Mir heavy in the gym. Having put on 25lbs Mir now has a much better chance of defeating the behemoth that is Brock Lesnar. Mark Philippi, Mir's trainer, is a former leading strongman competitor, multiple entrant to the World's Strongest Man competition, and former holder of the America's Strongest Man title. It is apparent Mir now sees the importance of strength when you are competing with the best of the best.
Currently Bobby Lashley is undefeated in his MMA career with notable wins over Bob Sapp and Wes Sims. Below you will find a video of Bobby's pre-fight workout circuit. With his size and background in wrestling Bobby has what it takes to get a strongest man mention.
At 205 pounds Rampage packs some major strongest man style power in both his hands an in his ability to snatch his opponent off the ground and slam them back on the mat with over 400G's worth of force. Rampage also has a physique and attitude worthy of his title. If you are looking to score a physique like Rampage's then have a look at his workout to get some pointers.
Fedor is without a doubt one of the greatest fighters ever to step foot in a ring, combine this with his mystique and you have the perfect combination of strongest man material.
As with many professional fighters the goal is not always to be the strongest man physically, which doesn't hurt, but to be the strongest man overall. To be the strongest man in a fight requires physical strength, as well as endurance and mental strength. Mental strength is best gained by pushing your body beyond its quitting point which is what Couture's circuit training routine does.
It seems lately that I have been on a roll with MMA style workouts. Maybe it is the fact that these men train for what could be the ultimate test of strength man vs. man in a no holds bar battle where you win by knockout or submission and nobody likes the fight to go to a judges decision. At the end we have a victor and at least for that moment he was the strongest man.
Chuck The Iceman Liddell is a legend in the MMA world and in his prime was regarded as one of the best UFC fighters in the game. If you are interested in becoming the strongest man in combat sports then you may want to take a page from Chuck's workout routine and incorporate it into your own.