Australia's strongest man Derek Boyer visited the LCC Blakebrook Quarry to choose a new rock for his world record attempt in January. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star
Australia's strongest man Derek Boyer visited the LCC Blakebrook Quarry to choose a new rock for his world record attempt in January. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star Cathy Adams

Strongman teaching how to lift stones, big stones

HOW he didn't win Celebrity Splash with his massive bomb from the 10 metre platform is a mystery, but Derek Boyer is still king of lifting rocks.

Boyer, the current Masters World's Strongest Man, is presenting a three-hour seminar teaching people the art of lifting stones in Grafton on June 8. He is a master of the stone lift and has continually been one of the best in the world at what is the most famous of the strongman events.

While Boyer can lift a phenomenal amount of weight, the program he has developed can be used by any fitness enthusiast.

Strength levels are catered for by different stone sizes, and on the day of the event stones will range from 15kg to 112kg.

"Hybrid Fitness is excited to be one of the first gyms to showcase Derek's innovation,'' Shaun Davison said.

"Derek's methods help people learn how to pick things up properly and use the body in a truly functional way.

Along with the seminar the day will also feature two other special events; Derek will challenge any locals in a 90 second lift off and is welcoming any comers.

One local strongman, Troy Munro, is stepping up to this challenge.

Munro was recently crowned NSW Strongest Man in the under-80kg division.

The second special event is the running of Derek's Stone lifting competition that has participants compete in a medley of lifts where a combination of strength, efficiency and endurance come into play.

To attend this seminar please register by emailing hybridfitness@bigpond.com

Cost $60 per person, and numbers are limited.



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