The show will span seven episodes and aims to educate viewers
about the history of
strongman competitions while the four friends challenge old
(and we mean old) records. You’ll get to see them pull Viking
warships, run with pianos tied to their backs, and more, all while
cracking jokes at each others’ expense.
In a YouTube clip, they practice Thor’s hammer throw, in which
they attempt to toss a 13-pound hammer as far as possible. Hall
seemed to have the best performance, while four-time World’s
Strongest Man Shaw easily had the worst. His hammer somehow got
stuck in a tree. “Brian has a real affinity for trees,” Oberst
later joked. “He’s kind of a tree himself.”
You can see the throws and watch Hall get Shaw’s hammer out of
the tree here:
The four are good friends and make frequent appearances on each
other’s YouTube channels, and judging by the clip below it’s
fair to say that their camaraderie will be present throughout the
series. In another clip, Best and Oberst attempt to make mead, a
type of honey wine once made by Viking warriors.
You can watch The Strongest Man in History on the History
Channel tonight, July 10, at 10 p.m. EST.
Source: FS – All – Fitness – News
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