Strongman Meets Crossfit: 7 Great Moments from WOW Stronger in Iceland

WOW Stronger is a Crossfit / Strongman inspired team competition where strength and fitness is tested between three-person teams, two men and one woman.

Sara Sigmundsdottir SnatchSource: Bjarni Sigurðsson
Sara in action

It began when Annie Thorisdottir, Katrin Davidsdottir and Hafthor Bjornsson invited athletes to come and challenge them in CrossFit Reykjavík, Iceland, a country that some of the strongest people in the world call home! The following athletes from around the world answered their call:

  • Frederik Aegidius
  • Thuridur Erla Helgadottir
  • Sara Sigmundsdottir
  • Elijah Muhammad
  • Patrick Vellner
  • Albert-Dominique Larouche
  • Paul Tremblay
  • Alec Smith

Other athletes included Anna Hulda Ólafsdóttir, Hjördís Ósk Óskarsdóttir, Freyja Mist Ólafsdóttir, Ingunn Luðvíksdóttir, Árni Björn Kristjánsson, Árni Freyr Bjarnason, Cody Mooney Jakob Magnússon, Sigurður Hafsteinn Jónsson, Stefán Ingi Jóhannsson and Þröstur Ólason.

1. ALEC SMITH TAKES ON HALFTHOR BJORNSSON IN THE CLEAN LADDER

Alec Smith took on Hafthor Bjornsson AKA “The Mountain” in a clean ladder and Thor decided to muscle clean everything, including a final lift of 186 kg!

https://www.facebook.com/alecsmithtraining/videos/1869299586648497/

2. SARA SIGMUNDSDOTTIR COMPLETES 18 UNBROKEN MUSCLE UPS!

3. ELIJAH EZ MUHAMMED REPS OUT A HEAVY CLEAN AND JERK

4. ANNIE THORISDOTTIR GETS FIRED UP BY THE CROWD AND SNATCHES BIG!

5. WOW STRONGER: GYMNASTIC WOD WITH PATRICK VELLNER AND TEAM

Patrick Vellner “Gymnasty complex with some of the Icelandic crew from this morning! Such a solid day of training, with some of the fittest company on earth. This was from one of the pieces we did, try it out!”

  • 4 Rounds for Time:
  • 21 Cal Row
  • 8 Pull ups
  • 7 Chest to Bar Pull-ups
  • 6 Bar Muscle ups
  • 21 Burpee over the Rower

A video posted by Patrick Vellner (@pvellner) on

6. THURIDUR HELGADOTTIR PREPPING FOR THE COMP WITH AN IMPRESSIVE BARBELL COMPLEX

7. 170kg OVERHEAD SQUATS BY FREDERIK AEGIDIUS

 

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