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CNP at UK Strongest Man 2014

This August bank holiday the UK’s strongest men went to jail.

Not to be locked up, but rather to be locked in intense competition to see who would walk away as The UK’s Strongest Man 2014.

CNP have been a key supporter and Official Nutrition Partner of the event for years and once again the athletes were competing for the much-coveted CNP trophy across 3 days of brutal exertion.

Held for the first time in Belfast’s Crumlin Road Goal, the annual competition also featured a surprise guest in the form of Transformers’ Optimus Prime for an exclusive and unprecedented Man vs Machine head-to-head contest.

This involved each contestant having to push the 12 tonne Transformers truck 15 metres in 90 seconds: a feat that, as we found out from competitor Adam Bishop, is not an easy event to train for.

Adam told us that to prepare for such an event, you have to actually rent a truck from a removals company and find a safe area that you can push it around in! Not your average trip to the gym then…!

Other events involved the legendary Hasufell Stone Walk, a return for Bar Bending (which has not featured for many years), Optimus Prime Sword Hold, Tyre Super Yolk and many more.

Featuring a (excuse the pun) strong line up including Eddie Hall who is currently in the form of his life having just recently been denied a world record deadlift of 461kg, plus Adam Bishop, Ben Kelsey, Mark Jeanes and Luke Stoltman, the competition was top drawer, but at the end of the weekend only one man could walk away with the CNP trophy under his arm.

We had an amazing time and witnessed some mind-blowing feats of strength, but don’t want to spoil it for you, as the competition will be shown on TV in December.

But if you really want to get a taste for what it was like then you can check out our Facebook Photo album from the event below

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