Martins Licis Issues Interesting Atlas Stone Challenge

Martins Licis is trying some interesting things with an atlas stone.

2019 World’s Strongest Man Martins Licis may have missed the 2020 show due to injury, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been training.

Martins Licis is recovering nicely and building some solid strength these days. With so many events being on pause Licis appears to just be maintaining his strength and biding his time. In the meanwhile the strongman has appeared to pick up a new talent.

Recently Martins Licis performed an interesting atlas stone exercise that’s definitely raising some eyebrows. After completing the feat he has issued the challenge to other strongman athletes to do the same. See the feat and message from Licis below.

CHALLENGE: How heavy can you get? Row a stone to your sternum, pause, stand with stone, pause, roll stone to neck, pause & take hands off stone, then finish by shouldering the stone. No tacky or belt allowed. — Thank you to my great friend @jacobfinerty for an epic training Day! ? — People often wonder why I do a lot of isometric holds or tempo work in my training (especially on back). When it comes to stones, conans wheel, husafell, sandbag carries, etc… its crucial to have that static-hold capability to lock the weight tight against your body. It’s why, even when I’m exhausted, I can still grind out the heaviest stone in a stone series, or walk the extra distance in a carry medley with the weight held high. — I’m curious to see what @tomstoltmanofficial , @berserkerlifter , @kieliszkowskimateusz , @novikov_strong_wsm can do! Try it guys.

 

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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.