Strongman VS Rock Climber - Who has stronger grip?

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Magnus Midtbø

Magnus Midtbø

2 ай бұрын

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Strong man VS Climber - Who has stronger grip? The Norwegian Hulk

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B C 2 ай бұрын
This is what competition without ego is like. All friendly, stiff competition but full of respect for each other. Fantastic sportsmanship and you can see they’re learning from each other at the same time.
Psijic Assassin
Psijic Assassin Күн бұрын
As an alien being, I laugh at these male mammalian pissing contests. The universe is more variedly absurd because of them.
Acetyl 5 күн бұрын
I thought it was very awkward.
Fabianwew 14 күн бұрын
@audhumbla They're both Norwegian
Steven Rogers Fine Art
Steven Rogers Fine Art 29 күн бұрын
Yeah. This is what II find MOST guys are like when they aren't around women :P They just want each other to do better without any posturing :D
Repoman Ай бұрын
@ADAMION 19 yes i did...we resoled that a whole ago :)
Ben Gallegos
Ben Gallegos Ай бұрын
Love the energy of this video. As a trainer it's interesting to see the strongman lifting using lower body mechanics and Magnus using a lot of shoulder/scapula retraction the fact it's so evenly matched up to this point is incredible
Deus acima de tudo e todos
Deus acima de tudo e todos Ай бұрын
Hulk vs Spiderman!!!
mafia city Hilmy
mafia city Hilmy Ай бұрын
As someone with thin shoulders my back and shoulder aches when he uses shoulder movement to lift it up 🙃
Micah Whitsel
Micah Whitsel Ай бұрын
I noticed that too. Fascinating to see their different techniques on the same lifts
John Conarty
John Conarty 22 күн бұрын
I love the way Magnus goes back and forth with his guest. He is like a passive encourager haha, he isn't in your face and loud, but definitely gives motivation and credit to push you further and further. I also like he humble he is.
underourrock 2 ай бұрын
Amazing when two gentlemen can have the most polite and encouraging competition. Both of you are excellent in your own areas and it is clear that you both walked away with new shared insight, and it genuinely looked like you enjoyed each other's company while going through these exercises. I applaud you both.
Jason Voorhees
Jason Voorhees Ай бұрын
@Soykilosmoke bro look at the way he gives him dirty looks at times lmao
Soykilosmoke Ай бұрын
@Jason Voorhees he just seems awkward he also doesn’t speak English fluently as well
Jason Voorhees
Jason Voorhees Ай бұрын
@Soykilosmoke the tension
Soykilosmoke Ай бұрын
@Jason Voorhees what makes you say that?
Jason Voorhees
Jason Voorhees Ай бұрын
you could tell they didn't like each other
JumboJ Ай бұрын
Magnus' grip strength is crazy for his size. Great showcase of how training specificity plays into things.
JumboJ 5 күн бұрын
@Go muscle size - a 200 lb muscular person on average will have higher grip strength than a flabby 200 lb person. Those two guys are outliers in the population. Both top on their sport
Go 5 күн бұрын
Size? Grip strength has nothing to do with a person's weight. Overweight or underweight people usually have less grip strength than normal ones.
Robert Nugent
Robert Nugent Ай бұрын
I love the humility of two truly competitive people on display here. You can tell that you both work very hard on your abilities and don't take anything for granted. When I was young my father had a logging business selling firewood. I was about 16 when he shut the business down, but my brother was in that sweet spot of youth (late teens/early twenties) when we all did that kind of work. His hands were so powerful from picking up hardwood pieces one handed and throwing them (two at a time from the ends with barely the fingertips gripping the edges) that even though he has relatively small hands, he could palm a regulation basketball fully inflated by crushing it with his fingertips. I bet he would have done well on these tests back then, especially the 3rd one. That tool is shaped very much like a piece of split firewood. Your demonstration here shows how the limits of human strength are more universal than they seem. You both are strong in very different ways but your hand strength is very close because the two types of exercises you regularly do require it. Very cool.
Daniel Crow
Daniel Crow 2 ай бұрын
Dude put up some good competition despite being entirely out of the realm he trains in. What a beast. Not to detract from your performance. You're both ridiculously strong
KahlevN Ай бұрын
@Cosmic Billy Just a quick google could have shown you that I'm right, did you even bother to check before attempting to call me out for something easily fact-checkable? If you're talking RAW bench, the record is 782lbs, which is still significantly more than the guy in the video. But if you're including the separate category of bench shirt press records (press shirts help with safety and balance, protecting lifters shoulders to help safely focus upward muscle force)), then the current world record is 599kg, or 1320lbs by Jimmy Kolb.
Cosmic Billy
Cosmic Billy Ай бұрын
@KahlevN lmao BENCH pressing 500 to 600KG?? Thats over 1100lbs buddy. 501kg is the world record DEADLIFT. Not bench. No one in the world can bench 500kg🤣
KahlevN 2 ай бұрын
@Daniel Kaschel By that I mean stronger than your average guy that works out and lifts a lot. But from my experience just about every decent sized gym in a medium sized town has a guy that can lift that much or more. Hell some US high schools have guys that lift more.
Redisia 2 ай бұрын
@KhaReckless I done some power lifting and lift normal, but can say i barely train my grip to hold the primary weight. You either train the large muscles isolated and pick a few smaller ones with it as an added bonus. Or if you go power-lifting the aim is to use every muscle in your body to get shit done. The amount of weight i can hold with my grip significantly decreases if it solley hang from my fingers (grip)
J Groovy
J Groovy Ай бұрын
The humble and kindness of both of you was very warming. We need more of this in the world🤞🏽
emp100k Ай бұрын
Magnus is 5'9" and the Norwegian Hulk looks to be about the same height (perhaps even a bit shorter) so despite being nearly 400 lb and very strong, as far as strongmen go he's likely got some pretty small hands. Other huge strongmen who are much taller like Thor (6'9"), Brian Shaw (6'8") and Mark Felix (6'5") have incredible grip strength in part due to their massive hands.
goodfty 16 күн бұрын
Yes height makes for a bigger frames and bigger body proportions. Good job.
B_Rabbit Ай бұрын
Magnus is 5'8 or 173 cm.
JHMninja89 Ай бұрын
he's 170cm / 5'7
Ekonnahn 2 ай бұрын
The thing I like the most is how encouraging they are to each other. That is the sign of true sportsmen who don't truly compete against each other as much as challenge themselves. I have great respect for these two.
Ekonnahn 6 күн бұрын
@Puro That's not necessarily true. You attempt something and that sets a benchmark. Now you work to raise your benchmark. You are therefore challenging yourself to do better than before. There are many factors you can target, be it quantity, duration, speed, etc. You don't have to push anyone else to push yourself.
Puro 7 күн бұрын
To challenge yourself you have to challenge others so they improve, otherwise you have nothing to try to beat.
Nic Sears
Nic Sears Ай бұрын
That was awesome! Very fun to watch, I am very impressed with how humble you both are, and the sportsmanship is very supportive on both sides.
Lee Edge
Lee Edge Ай бұрын
Massively informative and entertaining. You guys show so much respect for each other!! Doing rock climbing does increase your grip massively!!
Nick Shepherd
Nick Shepherd 2 ай бұрын
This is the most wholesome and respectful thing I've seen in ages. Seriously impressive how you have both arrived at a very similar place from completely different directions.👍
applesbeenhere 2 ай бұрын
Follow her over to the fireplace and then she would look at it and yell at him anymore she just she never meals for eating more I guess she knows that it’s not a thing that she wants
JockMonsieur 2 ай бұрын
After a certain point with strength sports you're really just competing against yourself and a handful of other weirdos who have put in years and years of very specific training. At that point it's hard not to be coming from a place of mutual respect. Nice to see that coming out in this
Andrew Kokiv
Andrew Kokiv Ай бұрын
the comradery of this exercise is refreshing. Guys trying to best the other yet encouraging each other and admitting fairness. top notch. The world needs more of this.
Leo’s Bampa
Leo’s Bampa Ай бұрын
The humility and mutual respect between these guys brings back fond memories of my martial arts days. Big ups to both!
Captain Eric J Damen
Captain Eric J Damen Ай бұрын
21:21 I definitely would like to see that! But maybe a strongman challenge, before challenging the Norwegian Hulk again? I love to see more of you guys together, challenging each other for fun and science!
Korgan777 Ай бұрын
Loved seeing this and the genuine comradery and support! While I've never competed in any strength competition's or anything like that and I've never been a gym guy I've just always had very strong hands/fingers which I've started to lose due to Multiple Sclerosis. Despite the extreme unpredictability of my strength from day to day or even moment to moment I think maybe I'll look into a gym membership where I can work on it in a more controlled manner. While most likely not the actual intention of this video, Thank you for the inspiration!
Sem Dubois
Sem Dubois Ай бұрын
Succes man, im sorry to hear that
Jennings Cunningham
Jennings Cunningham Ай бұрын
Really respect the professionalism between you two and how open the big guy to learning. Good show you two. Very educational
Jiujitsu Student
Jiujitsu Student 2 ай бұрын
As a submission grappler, I have rolled with all kinds of body types, and various configurations of strength and athleticism. But by far, the person with the strongest grip and arms I ever encountered was a 165 pound rock climber. It was insane how easily he could manipulate other people’s limbs, almost as though he had hydraulics in his own
Gunt Ай бұрын
​@The Major you are talking complete nonsense
Tree Top Man Fit
Tree Top Man Fit Ай бұрын
If you look at my posts you will see a 69 year old with a different type of grip free climbing trees. I can also do a plank on one finger
Don’t open the door please.
Don’t open the door please. Ай бұрын
@Logan Media yeah, people who participated in a lot of fights tend to develop brain-related problems like dementia or Parkinson's later in life. Couple that with many ailments and bone wounds caused by taking too many risks, and you are gonna have one hell of a terrible retirement.
Logan Media
Logan Media Ай бұрын
@Don’t open the door please. Also most of those guys who did try to show off how strong they were or did constant physical labour were probably crippled from wear and tear later in life.
Logan Media
Logan Media Ай бұрын
@The Major "Back then what we call strongmen, were the normality." No, they weren't.
Andre Ай бұрын
What I really like about this is the strong man has an opportunity to be genuinely surprised by someone's strength. It's not often this guy pulls a really tough deadlift and sees someone come up and lift the same weight. Pretty cool to watch his reactions to Magnus lifting weights he's also struggling with.
WarmVoice Ай бұрын
Awesome video. It's great to see two down-to-earth athletes test their abilities in such a friendly showcase of technique and strength.
H Macy
H Macy Ай бұрын
I love the part at 16:50 where he's trying to figure out Magnus's incredible finger muscle. Very nice guy, and he took it well.
Jasper D
Jasper D Ай бұрын
He seems like a very easy going, friendly guy! I would love to see more content with him, Magnus
Ray Teal
Ray Teal Ай бұрын
Wonderful example of dedication and inner strength. My family once shared a table with a gentleman from Denmark who was a massive looking weightlifter. Very intimidating. He turned out to be wonderfully kind and articulate. He was studying to be a social worker. Do not judge a book by its cover. Thank you for sharing such a friendly competition.
Ariana AJ Beaverhausen
Ariana AJ Beaverhausen 2 ай бұрын
It's so nice to see people who don't practice the same sport training together and learning from each other, the mutual respect they both have for each other's skills is admirable. ❤
Lost Gavin
Lost Gavin 2 ай бұрын
@Amy Spencer So you intentionally dissing me is somehow more mature than me just being playful and nice? Ok 👌
Amy Spencer
Amy Spencer 2 ай бұрын
@Lost Gavin calm down! 🤣 She clearly states that they are both sports men so chill tf out. Why are you so pressed about strangers showing respect to other people anyway? YOU'RE acting like a toddler. 😏
Devin Johnson
Devin Johnson 2 ай бұрын
Scandinavians are very humble people from what I've seen, even when they're extremely good at what they do. Kind of wish that was more common with people here in the US.
Lost Gavin
Lost Gavin 2 ай бұрын
They are both professional high tier athletes at the top of their craft, that means they are of the same cloth!! Your acting like one person knits sweaters all day while the other splits the core of the earth! They have mutual respect because they are very similar to each other! 😩
Mark O
Mark O Ай бұрын
They were both so incredibly nice to each other! Such different skillsets, but so much mutual respect! I really enjoyed this.
Nickayz Ай бұрын
I have huge respect for the Hulk. He must have known he couldn't compete with a professional, but still faced the challenge. Also very inspiring to see that strength is not everything, but that technique matters the same. That gives hope 😄
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nicks2002 Ай бұрын
They are such great guys to each other, but I love how the Hulk tries with his weaker hand first. You can visibly see his technique improve through the grips
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Brandon W
Brandon W Ай бұрын
Incredibly humble and eager to learn something new! Love how he cheered you on! Both Impressive 💪🏼
Cudelato 10 күн бұрын
Love seeing all of these incredible athletes’ reaction to Magnus’s immense strength😂
Zino El Gato
Zino El Gato 2 ай бұрын
This is obviously not news but this really shows how INSANELY strong Magnus grip truly is!!! And hats of to both athletes here, very impressive!
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Stephan Skjennum EIF. 2 ай бұрын
@bruhgnarok i will!😄
bruhgnarok 2 ай бұрын
@Stephan Skjennum EIF. Tell your brother to lower the weight by 10-15kg and go full lockout for the disbelievers.
Gord Bull
Gord Bull Ай бұрын
I sort of knew that Magnus was going to be the stronger one for grip, but, I was rooting for the big guy for sure. This was really fun to watch! 2 incredibly strong athletes putting ego aside and had a good friendly competition. Three cheers for you guys!
Туркаган Азиахан
Туркаган Азиахан Ай бұрын
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David K. Storrs
David K. Storrs Ай бұрын
I *absolutely* want to see this man climbing. Please make it happen. Also, wow. Both of you are incredible.
F̡ac͜e͡l̨e̶ss͟ Ай бұрын
I'd love to see a rematch in year honestly, Norwegian Hulk is such a huge guy already and I'd be excited to see how much he could improve now by knowing what specific tasks he has to improve at
michele paier
michele paier Ай бұрын
Nice video as usual! I wonder if someday you'll manage to test the grip with an elite judoka, that would be a good and even challenge!
Adrien Coulier
Adrien Coulier Ай бұрын
I like how both guys are extremely humble despite their massive achievements, good fair-play too!
Biologically AWPtimized
Biologically AWPtimized 2 ай бұрын
I love how friendly and humble the competition is between them. Also I enjoy seeing people clearly giving it their all but knowing when to stop before an injury. Clearly these people know their limits and how to do it as safely as possible.
I quit my job
I quit my job Ай бұрын
@Iverson that doesn’t matter when it is about grip.
Iverson Ай бұрын
hes cheating with his feet ancles, lifting with the toes
Antonio Derrica
Antonio Derrica Ай бұрын
I think very typical Norwegians..
Fab R
Fab R Ай бұрын
Definitely agree! And not only humble, but encouraging each other and sharing their strength and knowledge !
Shane Cobabe
Shane Cobabe 8 күн бұрын
I would like to see him come and climb! I’m impressed with all the big guys climbing ability that you’ve have on your channel so far!
53RG3 Ай бұрын
I love how the weightlifting community is so positive. Even when directly competing against each other they always cheer one another on.
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Mikersson Ай бұрын
I train regularly and I must to admit that I was nearly sweating by watching this lifts. Thank you for sharing!
bog tan
bog tan Ай бұрын
I love how friendly and encouraging you guys ere to each other. Very respectful. Nice...
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Falrod Ай бұрын
I couldn't stop smiling during whole video. Superb sportsmanship!
Kiko 72
Kiko 72 2 ай бұрын
The Norwegian Hulk is so nice, humble and genuine. He tried really hard, and by the end of the video, he was amazed by your technique and strength. You guys should definitely collab again. I really enjoy when you collab with Norwegian athletes (or people, in general). Everyone seems to be humble and friendly, and speaks their mind with no problem. The pace of the video is excellent and the editing is just perfect, not chaotic or boring. Great job guys!!
Tim Bliss
Tim Bliss 2 ай бұрын
@Bennibotち He is incredible! Seems like the nicest guy and what a powerhouse. So impressive.
Bennibotち 2 ай бұрын
@Meowster Thank you so much. He was SO happy when he saw all the positive comments.
Meowster 2 ай бұрын
@Bennibotち You have an amazing dad!
Bennibotち 2 ай бұрын
Thx for being posetive about my dad :). Have a great day
bixby9797 Ай бұрын
Very interesting. The comment about having more muscle mass but not being able to use it in something this specific was correct, I think. Rock climbing is very dependent on grip strength strong man yes but not like rock climbing. Also, being able to do it over and over vs one time powerlifting type stuff is important. Great competition.
John Crowe
John Crowe 2 ай бұрын
Excellent test and competition. So interesting to see the different abilities 👍🏻 Yes I’d also like to see NH try climbing.
Abdul Aziz Al-Amin
Abdul Aziz Al-Amin 2 ай бұрын
the big guy is such a gentleman and so humble, both actually. Tremendous sportsmanship
Franci Arbiaghuli
Franci Arbiaghuli Ай бұрын
Amazing to see how grip strengths play a role in pulling stuff; Magnus, a guy much less stronger, is able to lift more than the strong man. If strongmen like hafthor and eddie incoporate grip strength training, they would be absolute beasts!
ciagw23 2 ай бұрын
Nice to see tons of kindness and respect between amazing, impressive athletes.
Ghøst 2 ай бұрын
I love how he's genuinely impressed by what Magnus is able to do. While also managing to be impressive himself at something he isn't trained for. Quality content all around.
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Henryetta Collins 2 ай бұрын
@Pål Mathisen thought that about high school wrestlers you just get kicked in the face when you shoot like that in real life.
Crack Baby
Crack Baby 2 ай бұрын
Yeah i love too love his humility.. He's not worried about winning... He genuinely wants to see both of them fullfill their best
Lizard Lv100 boss
Lizard Lv100 boss 2 ай бұрын
Yeah its cool to see the adaptability of the body
ComanDante 2 ай бұрын
he does grip ytaining...
PfropfNo1 Ай бұрын
I was surprised about the hulks finger strength, because I don’t expect him to train it that much. But comparing body weight, Magnus performance is incredible. Casually lifting 100 kilos with one hand…
Dev Cunningham
Dev Cunningham Ай бұрын
Fantastic sportsmanship, healthy competition. Ultimately nice to watch. Thank you.
xxWidex Ай бұрын
14:02 The kind of feeling when the others understand your hardwork and passion is so satisfying.
Ben H
Ben H Ай бұрын
I think endurance is going to play a big role. Maybe a machine that calculates the grip strength in one grab.
Michael Cady
Michael Cady Ай бұрын
I really enjoyed this! There is a rock climbing place close to me. I always think about going there more often. Your videos are going to change my "think" to "do"!
Jon H
Jon H 2 ай бұрын
Every single time I watch one of Magnus’s videos (doesn’t matter how many), I still find it inspiring how humble and encouraging all parties are with each other. To me, this is how sport is meant to be. 👍👍 Edit: summed up as, “it’s a very specific strength”
Jon H
Jon H Ай бұрын
@DeSpace Man I agree. That’s true of anything, really. It’s not even the money if you think about. It’s branding. In sports, food, art, etc, once something/someone becomes a “brand” it begins to lose some or all of its originality and becomes an insincere calculated marketing machine to one degree or another. I don’t want to see sports stars selling me cheeseburgers or, more tragically, talented musicians falling into the cycle of being spoon fed pop songs written by someone else and composed at a computer.
Norilsk 2 ай бұрын
@DeSpace Man doubt, i have seen people fight very seriously over a game of football (soccer in the freedom land) and it didnt even have a prize, just people fighting for their pride and ego.
Golden Blasphemy
Golden Blasphemy 2 ай бұрын
@DeSpace Man I think the climbing community is also just full of people who want to connect with nature and have a good time. That's the best motivation.
DeSpace Man
DeSpace Man 2 ай бұрын
It's humble because there isn't big money in it at the moment, when sports become a million dollar pay check it start to become nasty & ugly. That's the reason I do sports for fun & for enjoyment once you go into tournament or pro & lost of money involved it's no longer enjoyable for me. I had player & coaches come up to me & say why don't you come & play in the pro division with us your skills are very high, I said nah then it become a job & isn't fun anymore I'm not interested in a trophy or prize money at the end of the day that's not what sports means to me.
UpsideDownyHead 2 ай бұрын
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GarlicMonoxide Ай бұрын
super cool man, i learned a of the strongest men has relatively weak hands, compared to the rest of his body. goes to show how specific strength training matters in specific situations seems like a super nice guy.
Erik Jrn
Erik Jrn Ай бұрын
I always had a tiny suspicion that strongmen were strong, so, to me, it was more amazing to see how strong a rock climber can be in the hands. While these specific exercises were designed for rock climbers, a strongman has to actually hang on to the insanely heavy things he's lifting, so besting a top level strongman is very impressive. The Norwegian Hulk climbing? Well... It might be fun, seeing a mountain tip over. Still, better to leave them standing, I think. He'd definitely do better at climbing, than you would in a strongman contest, though - even with the mountain collapsing over him. No offense.
Citizen Wolf
Citizen Wolf Ай бұрын
That was a fun video. Who would win..... and yet it didn't matter! Just nice to see two people from different disciplines working on the same problems. 🙂
Johnny O
Johnny O Ай бұрын
I want to see the Norwegian Hulk on the front line as an offensive guard or tackle in the NFL! What a nice guy, both guys were nice guys. Enjoyed this unique challenge.
mompracem01 Ай бұрын
Completely different training to achieve completely different skills. It's amazing how strong is the grip of a climber.
TraceurDoc1 2 ай бұрын
It’s almost uncomfortable seeing two people being so supportive and kind to each other while competing! We need more of this!
TraceurDoc1 2 ай бұрын
@pineapplepenumbra IKR! Just asking for a broken foot/toes
pineapplepenumbra 2 ай бұрын
I don't find it uncomfortable, I like it (apart from the feet in socks, near weights).
Catalin Andrei Ion
Catalin Andrei Ion 2 ай бұрын
Its just two man seeing whos stronger at those particular exercises its about being curious and not about competing
Bad Omen
Bad Omen 2 ай бұрын
@KIURazin You on drugs! I did not get you?
SBS 23 күн бұрын
I'm impressed, not as much by the display of strength as by the humility and no-bs attitude of both the very likeable gentlemen. Well done to both.
martymorse2 Ай бұрын
For the last 46 years I have coached athletes in Track and Field. Magnus is the first athlete I have seen who could not tell your their Personal Record in any event. I love the mutual respect these two men display. This should be required viewing for all American Pro Football players.
martymorse2 Ай бұрын
@Infinity It is, and thank you. For me, a survivor of an off road motorcycle accident at the age of 21 which left me a paraplegic with a spinal cord injury. Both sons know the risk.Most of their role models as kids were world class wheelchair basketball or racing champions. My wife and I trust our younger son, the climber, to make the correct choices on the rocks. Over my 45 year career working in rehabilitation. I have seen way too many paras and quads who were hurt climbing, diving in water or in MVC accidents. Thank goodness for the Boy Scouts. Both our sons embraced hiking and living and experiencing the outdoors at an early age and they are more comfortable sleeping under the stars than in a bed. They are both safety conscious and they have taken the testosterone aspect out of their outdoor activities. All the best to you this Spring when you are able to get back out on the trails. Be safe and stay at it as long as you can. In my opinion, walking is overrated(smile,) but it sure makes life easier. Be safe.
Infinity Ай бұрын
@martymorse2 That's really exciting to hear. I'm more of a trekker/hiker myself, and not that good at climbing. But I watch videos like this to awe at the very dynamic approach at climbing, which is different than almost any other sport. Some stuff looks like straight up Spiderman shit. It's really impressive to see.
martymorse2 Ай бұрын
@Infinity Excellent feedback Infinity. Thanks. Our youngest son is a climber. He is currently living and working at Yosemite. He is in heaven out there with the hiking and climbing. I doubt he could tell you his pr's in any of the lifts he does other than with his climbing and bouldering specific work. Love the problem solving aspect of rock climbing. It is so much about imagery and adapting. It will prepare him in a metaphorical way for the. rest of his life.
Infinity Ай бұрын
Pretty sure he can tell his personal record in his field, that is climbing. I don't think climbers focus that much on the numbers of their grip strength, but they for sure wouls remember how high they climbed, or what their hardest course was.
Actual Amateur
Actual Amateur Ай бұрын
I love how flabbergasted he gets at some things. I can't blame him though, grip strength is in its own realm of difficult.
dlanska Ай бұрын
2 amazingly different athletes, but both seem like decent guys who are good sports, readily able and willing to give the other guy opportunity and credit. I wish some countries could act that way.
Michael Ай бұрын
Great example of a humble human interaction ❤️
Daniel C
Daniel C 2 ай бұрын
Every Norwegian you bring on your channel has a such a calm kindness to them and always so modest. Makes me want to live there.
TheGreatPornholio Ай бұрын
@Wendy Here I'm Dutch and lived in the Netherlands for 34 years and moved to Norway 4 years ago and still living there. It's harder to get connected with Norwegians than in most other countries. It's way easier to start a conversation with a unknown person in the Netherlands. Here in Norway people keep to themselves. I know another Dutch guy who moved from Oslo to a small town near Lillehammer. He has 4 neighbours around him and they never ever came by to have a chat with him. You really need to work hard on making new friends in Norway, and still, even working activly on it, it takes a looot of time. People here really mind their own business and they think that they are harassing people if they start a conversation. For the norwegians: ikke tro at du er til bry for noen hvis du begynner en samtale med en fremmende.
Daniel C
Daniel C Ай бұрын
@Lasair Many Europeans don’t realize the U.S. is almost as big as all of Europe and has many different cultures. Best not think of the U.S. as one place.
Daniel C
Daniel C 2 ай бұрын
@Tornacense de futuro I wish I knew, I was surprised to see similar attitudes in this comment section from non Americans.
Tornacense de futuro
Tornacense de futuro 2 ай бұрын
@Jorge Mendez One of the most depressed society in Europe ;) What Americans don’t get that Europeans in general are much more polite and nice.
R.P. Rosen
R.P. Rosen Ай бұрын
YES, he must go climbing. I can't wait to see him master a new challenge.
Dean McAndrew
Dean McAndrew Ай бұрын
It’s Refreshing to see gentlemanly sportsmanship….. bravo 👏🏼 lads!
Tim Andersen
Tim Andersen Ай бұрын
It's makes me curious to see how I would fare in this myself. I do not do any kind of training at all, except from the one I get from work(if you can call that training). But my work is very much grip strength, that and forearms. I realise I probably wouldn't even get close to this lvl, but it would be fun to try and see how it goes.
Deen O
Deen O Ай бұрын
What a nice dude. Would love to see you teach him a bit of climbing. Bet he would surprise us.
william martinez
william martinez Ай бұрын
I watched these gentlemen not really interested it the subject matter but their ability to convey strength through humility and politeness really makes you realize what we have lost as a society.
Gorrest Fump
Gorrest Fump 2 ай бұрын
Seeing the difference between the skillsets with these two athletes was awesome. massive respect to both of you for the friendly competition.
hunterraoulduke Ай бұрын
I feel like hulk could do better if he had a week or so to practice. You got to remember rock climber does this more regular so he has better technique and muscle coordination. Hulk is learning this and it takes a bit to get your muscle coordination and technique down. Everyone experience this issue with new lift when starting it's kinda hard at certain weight but you find you quickly progress because you are learning technique and your muscle are working more properly to assist you to max out at your potential in the moment.
Gorrest Fump
Gorrest Fump Ай бұрын
Tim Harrolds WTF are you on man?
nillyeg 2 ай бұрын
@P Oh damn... thanks for info
P 2 ай бұрын
@nillyeg The broken phalanges and metatarsals. That much weight would just snap the bones and crush the joints. I think the climber would suffer more from the permanent loss of mobility, although the strongman would be permanently lopsided in his lifting. The pain would eventually heal (with surgery and physio) but the damage would be lasting.
nillyeg 2 ай бұрын
@P imagine if it fell on his foot. The pain x.x
Chris Ай бұрын
The hulk never looked this friendly and kind. Amazing sportsman. Amazing sportsmanship.
Matt Rohr
Matt Rohr Ай бұрын
Amazing how close they are, These guys are so cool, that was fun to watch.
Historic_Cookie Ай бұрын
I truly admire both your strengths, but considering Magnus is a rock climber, he is been training consciously not to fall off the rock. so he has that death grip in him because at times it could be life vs death.
DJ ArcForce
DJ ArcForce Ай бұрын
The Norwegian Hulk definitely seems like a gentle giant. Seems like a really good dude.
Len Firewood
Len Firewood Ай бұрын
Love the good sportsmanship between the two of them.
Russell Thorburn
Russell Thorburn 2 ай бұрын
The Norwegian Hulk is one of those people that one instantly likes. His performance in the last challenge was AMAZING!!! I used to be a rock climber and I know how tough that challenge is. For him to be able to nearly match you on that one was inspiring. Great content!!!
Dad Eee
Dad Eee Ай бұрын
@Ricardo Arjona Gaming as someone who was scaffolding i agree, but your body gets use to it so you don’t continue building muscles past a point at a job appearance wise lol
beefknuckles Ай бұрын
He seems like a very sweet man!
Espectador Ай бұрын
@Ricardo Arjona Gaming great name
Ricardo Arjona Gaming
Ricardo Arjona Gaming Ай бұрын
​@J K i worked at a warehouse for 6 months no fancy machinery all the work was done by hand, at that time i felt stronger than i feel now despite currently hitting the gym 3 times a week. i guess you cant compare a two hour workout to lifting and moving heavy things all day every day...
John Smith
John Smith Ай бұрын
@A PK the masculine urge to look like a pile of marshmallows and deadlift 300kg
Ronald Martens
Ronald Martens 2 ай бұрын
Enjoyable to watch. My father had a trick where you lock your middle finger with another person with one turning opposite each other. I haven't witnessed anyone beating my father. Great video I'm really impressed by both people and encouraging each other is really nice to see. I think sharing a passion. Doesn't matter which discipline.
Badseed Nut
Badseed Nut Ай бұрын
Each one is an expert on their field and mad respect for what they have achieved and the sportsmanship demonstrated. When it comes to grip strength however, my money goes to climbers, always. When it comes to total body strength, that's different story.
Maurice Esguerra
Maurice Esguerra Ай бұрын
Great video, the competition was good, but the best part was the gentleness , humbleness, and respect both athlete treated each other with, which makes you both winners !!! . God bless you ! Thank you ! 🤩🤗👍👏🥇🏅🏆
jasrod2012 Ай бұрын
What an awesome competition. This is what sportsmanship is.
marwerno Ай бұрын
Interesting comparison, but right on the first lift: Wouldn't safety boots be right instead of just being there in socks 😁🤣 Also, would it make a difference if you would do it not from the ground up, but from the ceiling down? You could fit a scale to see how much each could pull down.
Paal The Wanderer
Paal The Wanderer 2 ай бұрын
I'd love to see Norwegian Hulk do rock climbing. Heck, a series of him going out and trying a bunch of new stuff would honestly be pretty great.
James VanDenRydt
James VanDenRydt 2 ай бұрын
@SpaghettiToaster giggling picturing this
HIT ME UP 👉+1⓺⓪⓵⓷⓪⓵⓶⓵⓺⓷
HIT ME UP 👉+1⓺⓪⓵⓷⓪⓵⓶⓵⓺⓷ 2 ай бұрын
Hot Metal Knives HMK
Hot Metal Knives HMK 2 ай бұрын
He will move the mountain
K. Lind
K. Lind 2 ай бұрын
He would have heart attack after a few minutes😅 And honestly not enough strength in fingers anymore when too much unnatural mass. A gorilla weighing that much can climb to trees, but a strongman like that would be just unintentional comedy and actually not even fun to watch.
Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
Repent and believe in Jesus Christ 2 ай бұрын
Repent to Jesus Christ “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭1‬ ‭NIV‬‬
William Cochran
William Cochran Ай бұрын
I was very happy to see them cheer for each other during this. Great video.
Jack Hays
Jack Hays Ай бұрын
Great video and great to see two opposite sizes comparing strengths in a non egotistical way.. 👍👍👍
Man Of Chai Tea
Man Of Chai Tea Ай бұрын
You can see the difference where the muscle use differs between the two. I bet the big man will change up his rotation a bit and gratz to the rock climber, super impressive. Both are very impressive and humble. This is the friendly type of competition people love to see. Big mans numbers on lifting are just ridiculous.
Johnny C.
Johnny C. Ай бұрын
I was lying in bed watching this wanting to be stronger so decided to do two pushups for every successful rep that either of you did. Let me tell you, I'm exhausted. This was the only time I let an ad play all the way through just for a rest.
costco Ай бұрын
Both are kind gentlemen. Magnus is very humble and respectful throughout the process😊
iswm 2 ай бұрын
I bet the kids at his kindergarten absolutely love this guy. They are lucky to have such a great role model.
Marek Siciński
Marek Siciński 2 ай бұрын
jope so
Galaxis 2 ай бұрын
There must be pictures of him with like the whole class hanging off his arms. lol
Bart Zumba
Bart Zumba 12 күн бұрын
love how you have other athletes on your show and you are so respectful.
Noriel Sylvire
Noriel Sylvire 2 ай бұрын
I love this they're both so strong I was amazed by how strong they are!!
Wilson Ай бұрын
Just wanted to say how humble and nice this exchange was. Scandinavia gym culture from the outside seems a lot for communal and positive than here in the UK.
David Markun
David Markun Ай бұрын
I don't have time to watch the whole thing but I love the friendly attitude of both participants. Thank you for making this.
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SergiuNw Ай бұрын
This video blew up. I hope you do more videos with him, especially with these type of challenges.
Will Johnson
Will Johnson 2 ай бұрын
The fact that these guys are lifting near my body weight with one hand and making it look easy is Insane
crankpatate Ай бұрын
@Villtra Well, if he's able to move the motor for 30 mins with the 30kg drag, then I'd call that endurance. Raw strength is measured in "how much is the absolute max, that you can lift." (as shown in the video) We could abstract this even more. Let's say we measure endurance like this: Both sit on a training bicycle, both get to choose their preferred drag. Now check how much kilowatts of power you guys can produce in 30 minutes. This means you got to work on higher rpm to keep up with the higher drag he's able to push.
trinityj1 2 ай бұрын
@F D He doesn't. They compared their hands at the beginning. The Hulk had longer fingers.
Tap Paires
Tap Paires 2 ай бұрын
I mean I weight ~60 so they can lift twice my weight lol.
Fabioooh 2 ай бұрын
@Canas marathon runners dont have leg power,doubt most of them can even squat 100kg ,my point was,compared to their size ,strongman have very good cardio and they train it,most people at that size would just die
Villtra 2 ай бұрын
@crankpatate that would depend on how high the resistance goes, at lower levels his heavier legs would make him worn out way quicker, but when you get to like 30 kilograms or something he wouldn't feel much of a difference while I'd be barely moving, but that's not really measuring endurance anymore, just raw strength
Elwin_T Justice
Elwin_T Justice Ай бұрын
That dude truly seems like a gentle giant. What a cool guy.
Brandon Thom
Brandon Thom Ай бұрын
Definitely need to see more collabs of you two
Taco Robbie
Taco Robbie Ай бұрын
One of my favorite collaborations so far great video. Absolute class acts
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