In relation to Jean-Stephen Coraboeuf, Australia seems to be in succesful palms with an elite strongman. On April 11, 2022, the athlete clear and pressed a formidable 155 kilograms (341.7 kilos) for 3 reps utilizing a log. In what seems to be a carry of considerably informal ease, Coraboeuf supplies a stable showcase of why the log press is a mainstay occasion within the sport of strongman.
Try the carry beneath, courtesy of Coraboeuf’s Instagram profile:
Coroboeuf began skilled strongman in 2017, acclimating to the game shortly. The 2019 Australia’s Strongest Man (ASM) Champion, Coroboeuf will now take part in his first-ever World’s Strongest Man (WSM) this coming Might. Right here’s his full ledger of strongman work so far:
- 2017 ASM — third general
- 2018 Arnold Australia (AA) — tenth general
- 2018 ASM — 2nd general
- 2019 AA — eleventh general
- 2019 ASM — 1st general
Peruse Coroboeuf’s normal social media presence, and also you’ll observe one constant theme — he’s large on representing his native Australia. Not solely that, however in attaining his success, the 28-year-old appears to relish a possible alternative within the limelight.
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Coroboeuf might quickly maybe break the Australian nationwide log press file of 183 kilograms (403.4 kilos) if all goes properly. His all-time log press competitors PR — set roughly three years in the past on the 2019 AA — is simply eight kilograms (17.6 kilos) away from the lofty mark. Such a determine would undoubtedly be a stellar path to place himself on the map additional.
In some methods, the log press (or log carry) could possibly be one of many genuinely synonymous occasions of strongman. Whereas many strongman occasions, just like the deadlift, may be skilled comparatively merely inside the gymnasium whereas counting on high-level conditioning, the log press calls for extra unconventional consideration.
The log has a clumsy form and is cumbersome to deal with, no matter energy. On high of that, urgent the log overhead requires a impartial grip (when an athlete’s palms face each other), which might imply an additional problem if an individual is inexperienced with the place.
The log press first rose to prominence in competitors throughout the early Nineteen Eighties, mere years after the World’s Strongest Man’s preliminary inception in 1977.
In accordance with Strongman.org, the primary pioneer to raise the occasion’s distinguished place within the sport was an all-time strongman nice, Invoice Kazmaier — a three-time WSM Champion (1980, 1981, 1982). It was throughout the 1980 WSM that Kazmaier hoisted a 157-kilogram log (346.1 kilos), profitable the inaugural occasion whereas additionally setting a then-world file.
Since then, lots of the world’s high strongmen have constructed upon Kazmaier’s preliminary benchmark to various levels of success. After a couple of a long time, one other strongman legend, Žydrūnas “Massive Z” Savickas, held what gave the impression to be an unimpeachable file with a 228-kilogram log press (502 kilos) notched on the 2015 Força Bruta.
That’s till Cheick “Iron Biby” Sanou eclipsed Savickas by one complete kilogram on the 2021 Giants Reside World Tour Finals. In recent times, the Giants Reside group has since been the principle organizer of the first log press occasion — The World Log Carry Championships — although they alternate with the Strongman Champions League.
Solely time will inform whether or not one other strongman finally breaks Sanou’s new log carry boundary. If historical past is any indication, it may appear silly to doubt that it by no means occurs once more — regardless of how lengthy it takes.
On to the WSM
If Coroboeuf needs to proceed elevating his strongman profile, he might do a lot worse than ending some stellar log lifts throughout the prestigious WSM for the primary time. The 2022 WSM will happen on Might 24-29, 2022, in Sacramento, CA.
Featured picture: @coco_strongman on Instagram