At some point in their career, every lifter yearns for a challenge.

It doesn’t matter if you’re into bodybuilding, CrossFit, or any other strength-enhancing endeavor. If you’ve spent some time in the gym, put some plates on the bar, and some muscle on your frame, there’s a good chance that you’ve thought to yourself, how far can I push this?  

You’re looking for a true test.

For the strength enthusiast, there’s no shortage of such sword-in-the-stone feats. Below are five of the most iconic. We’ll take you through the brief and colorful history of each event, who has done each one the best, and how, with the help of some of the most successful modern strongmen, you might notch the feat yourself.


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