Rogue Fitness Presents: Levantadores – The Basque Strongmen (30min Documentary)

December 01, 2015

It’s been a little more than two months since Rogue posted the trailer for this film, and the beautifully-shot full documentary is finally live! Watch and learn how day labor in rural Spain spawned a new sport and produced some insanely strong dudes!


In the mountains of northern Spain, farmers and laypeople have competed in rural Strongman sports for generations. Stone lifting, wood cutting, bale tossing — the sports themselves carried over from years of manual labor, of daily life surviving off the land. LEVANTADORES introduces this rich culture which has helped influence a generation of modern day Strongman who are doing what they can to keep this heritage alive.

Thanks to all who participated in the creation of this film — all the families and individuals who let us into their homes and shared their culture with us.

Special Thanks:
Jan and Terry Todd
Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports
Lucio Dolcel
Additional thanks to Maite and the Rural-Mañe family for use of family photo archive

– Rogue Fitness



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