Professional strongmen usually have a raise or occasion the place they notably excel. For Cheick “Iron Biby” Sanou, his space of power is urgent something overhead as he’s each the Axle Press and Log Lift World Record holder. The athlete from Burkina Faso not too long ago as soon as once more confirmed why he has a warranted popularity for overhead prowess.
On June 30, 2022, Sanou shared footage of himself finishing a 115-kilogram (253.5-pound) circus dumbbell press for 4 reps. It’s unclear when the presses occurred, however Sanou wore a lifting belt and lifting straps whereas ending the train. According to the caption of the strongman’s Instagram put up, he doesn’t think about himself a “dumbbell press specialist.” With that context in thoughts, Sanou’s coaching feat might be much more spectacular.
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Iron Biby turned the Axle Press World Record proprietor with a press of 217 kilograms (478.4 kilos) on the 2021 Strongman Classic. He then turned the proprietor of the Log Lift World Record, due to a raise of 229 kilograms (504.8 kilos) from the 2021 Giants Live World Tour Finals. That achievement surpassed four-time World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Champion Žydrūnas Savickas by one kilogram.
Whereas different strongman athletes typically compete in every occasion at competitions, Sanou usually chooses to forgo occasions non-overhead. It seems that dedication has paid off so far. He has two World Records in two separate overhead occasions to indicate for his dedication.
Sanou’s Jam-Packed Calendar
Much of Iron Biby’s present coaching undoubtedly facilities across the two upcoming contests in his 2022 aggressive season.
First, the strongman is one in every of 12 athletes who will compete on the 2022 Giants Live Strongman Classic on July 9 in London, England. A number of months later, he'll partake within the 2022 Giants Live World Tour Finals on October 8, 2022, in Glasgow, Scotland. Between each contests, another noteworthy featured athletes embody two-time reigning WSM Champion (2021-2022) Tom Stoltman, former WSM Champion (2020) Oleksii Novikov, Trey Mitchell, and Mark Felix.
Thriving in any overhead occasions at each Giants Live competitions won't be Sanou’s solely aim. In a relative stray from his norm, he pulled a 400-kilogram (881.9-pound) uncooked deadlift double throughout a coaching session in late June 2022. For context, Giants Live strongman contests deadlift for reps occasions often have a tough weight of 360 kilograms (795 kilos). That Sanou can pull 400 kilograms might portend nice issues for his close to future.
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At the time of this writing, the Giants Live group has not introduced the occasions for the 2022 World Tour Finals. On the opposite hand, an Axle Deadlift is part of the schedule for the 2022 Strongman Classic. Sanou might elect to attempt his hand on the occasion and exhibit his power vary on a global stage.
The 2022 Giants Live Strongman Classic will happen on July 9, 2022, in London, England. Not lengthy after, the 2022 Giants Live World Tour Finals will happen on October 8, 2022, in Glasgow, Scotland.
Featured picture: @ironbiby on Instagram