I've seen this particular format a couple of times, and wonder if you guys think the winner could really be called "World's Strongest Man" (assuming all the strongest men competed)?
TrapBar Deadlift: To test legs, hips, lower back, traps and grip
Bench Press: To test chest, shoulder and tricep power
Standing Push Press: To test shoulder girdle strength
Weighted Chin-up: To test upper back and grip strength
The Thomas Inch Dumbell Lift: The ultimate test of grip strength
Would anyone here swap up the format, or add anything here (I mean, if we're really talking world's strongest, shouldn't something like a calf raise be performed? We are talking total body afterall).
By the way, I don't really think the contests on ESPN count, as they're really testing POWER (speed and strength) instead of slow STRENGTH (one rep maximums). And I realize we can't test every bodypart, as I think the teeth-pulls and the like are kind of moronic, if just impressive.