“Every lift will be a world record…”- Rogue’s Insane New Equipment Put to Use at the 2016 Arnold

Rogue Fitness manufactured a ton of new equipment for the 2016 Arnold Strongman Classic and it was all put to good use this past weekend. Check out some footage of their 300lb Cry dumbbell, the 450lb log, the massive timber carry, and their extra long Elephant deadlift barbell.


The Cyr Dumbbell is lifted using two hands to the shoulder, but then only one arm can be used to push it to arm’s length overhead. This year, however, two dumbbells with different weights will be used—just like the Austrian Oak event. The Heavy Cyr—made by Rogue Fitness especially for the 2016 ASC—will weigh 300 lbs. (136.5 kg) and the Light Cyr will weigh 274 lbs. (124.5 kg.)


The Strongmen attempt to lift the log named after Arnold himself. The “Small” log weighs approximately 385 pounds (175 kg); The “Large” log weighs approximately 450 pounds (204 kg).


As the 2016 Arnold Strongman Classic rolled into the final event, the Timber Carry, Žydrūnas fought to take away Brian’s seemingly comfortable lead. And in the end, by one point, Brian’s lead was gone and Žydrūnas took his 8th Arnold Strongman Classic title.


The Rogue Elephant Bar is longer than a regulation “Olympic Bar,” and has extra length on each end to accommodate 12 or 13 of our custom-made 45 lb. (20.5 kg) plates to be loaded on each end. Each plate is 2” wide—like most cast-iron plates made during the first half of the 20th century. None of the competitors have ever lifted such a bar. In the words of Eddie Hall, “It’s gonna be a hard pull.”

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