Using Strongman Exercises in Training

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Interview With Edge Founder Barry Perkins

An interview with the founder of The Edge, Barry Von Perkins.

Interview with Edge Strongman Gavin Westenburger

Gavin has done some feats of strength that most are doing that are 10 years older than him. He stands at 5-10 at 290 and he's every bit as strong as he looks and loves the challenge of strongman. He's one of my current writers and good friends and has contributed a lot of experience from his sport that has benefited others including myself. He has taught me what it means to "BELIEVE AND BECOME". So take a look...

Feats of Strength

Feats of strength on display at Crossfit Gym in Reston Former strongman creates local showcase to expose people to sport by Reed S. Albers View the full article and video here. Although it might have been amateur hour at CrossFit Gym in Reston this past Saturday, those who showed up to compete nevertheless put on an impressive show. Modeled after “The World’s Strongest Man” competition, which has been broadcast on ESPN throughout the years, the Capital Classic Strongman Challenge...

Capital Classic Strongman Challenge – The Results

Congratulations to our winners! Watch this page for pictures, videos, and a more extensive recap of the day.

Full results are available here.

Meet the Edge Crew

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The Edge 2.0 Truck Pull Clinics March 12th and April 9th

Posted 01 Feb 2016 in Events, Strongman Clinics, Uncategorized

Everyone has asked for it AGAIN ! … SO HERE IT IS!! Saturday, March 12th and Saturday April 9th 2016 The Edge 2.0 Presents it’s TRUCK PULL CLINIC!! All in preparation for the Ladies Lift Here  2016 May Queen Strongwoman Competition AND the The Edge 2.0  6th Annual Capital Classic Strongman Challenge Spend the day learning how to CORRECTLY pull trucks, with REAL TRUCKS! Both Harness, rope assist pulls as well as arm over arm. This will be a 2-3 hour clinic showing proper equipment, warm ups and specific techniques for doing “the truck pull”. You will learn from some of the best truck pullers around. Bring a beverage, some eats, and a harness if you have one… no worries if you don’t,...

The 6th Annual Capital Classic Strongman Challenge April 23rd, 2016

Posted 21 Dec 2015 in Uncategorized

Coming to Tyson’s Playground, Tysons Corner Virginia, April 2016 in conjunction with the Mid Atlantic Super Strength (M.A.S.S.) Weekend, The 6th Annual Capital Classic is happening! The M.A.S.S. weekend will be one of the biggest gatherings on the east coast of fitness, strength and power!  With Power Lifting, Body Building, Strongman, Strongwoman, Olympic Lifting and the Super Total competition!  It all Starts April 22nd and runs through the 24th. HERE ARE THE EVENTS: EVENTS: Log Press for Reps (c&p each rep) FIRE TRUCK pull – harness and rope Farmers/Tire Flip (HEAVY Farmers, 50’, 5 flips) Axle Deadlift for reps (conventional height) And of course the BVP standard… 5 Stone Run on High to low platforms.   We will have the following...

The Edge 2.0 Strongman Training

Posted 09 Dec 2015 in Uncategorized

The one and only STRONGMAN and STRONGWOMEN Specific Training Facility on the East Coast. Northern Virginia’s ONLY Strongman and Strongwoman Training facility. We provide a vast array of strongman and strongwomen training classes, competitions, clinics and FUN. If you are in Washington DC Strongman/Strongwomen, Maryland Strongman/Strongwoman, or Northern Virginia Strongman/Strongwoman… THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!! Check out the reviews: From newbie Shannon: If you’re looking for a place to be encouraged, inspired, and supported – a place where people care about you – a place where you can do the impossible…than the Edge 2.0 is for you. Four months ago, I deadlifted 300lbs. A month ago, I loaded a stone series that ended with a 200+ lb stone (to a high...

4th Annual Capital Classic Strongman Challenge May 3, 2014

Posted 18 Dec 2013 in Uncategorized

Get Yourself ready!! It’s coming! 4th Annual Capital Classic 11:00am May 3rd 2014 at Crossfit Rubicon (home of The Edge 2.0) …. mark your calendars! Introducing the ShedLift and Car Carry!!  We have over 60 athletes, Men and Women competing to be the Nation’s Capital Strongest !!  From Novice to Experienced… from 115lbs to 370lbs athletes… it promises to be the best ever Cap Classic!! exciting new events (Car Walk) and great sponsors. come out and be witness to some amazing show of will and determination!!  SEE YOU THERE! 4th Annual Capital Classic entry

The Edge has a new HOME!!

Posted 25 Nov 2013 in Uncategorized

The Edge 2.0 has moved to it’s new location at Crossfit Rubicon.  We have a great new location, 12,000sf of great space and a like minded leader. David “Chef” Wallach has welcomed The Edge 2.0 to his facility.  To quote Chef, “Rubicon+The Edge= GAME CHANGER!”.  Chef is familiar with strongman to the point of living in Iceland back in the days with the likes of Jon Paul, Maggie Ver, and Bennie Mags. Chef’s like minded thinking:  “As far as training? “If it’s heavy? Pick it up an move it as fast as you can, as long as you can. Then eat well, rest well, live well, laugh loud, then do it all again: heavier, farther and faster. Simple, isn’t...

3rd Annual Capital Classic Photos!!

Posted 05 Jun 2013 in Uncategorized

We have posted over 250 great photos from our friend Danielle Vingelis! 3rd Annual Capital Classic Strongman Challenge May 18, 2013 Visit the full gallery here: Photos


Posted 06 Mar 2013 in Uncategorized

3RD ANNUAL CAPITAL CLASSIC STRONGMAN CHALLENGE   May 18, 2013  National Strongman Society, The Edge 2.0 and NOVA Strength and Conditioning bring you The 3rd Annual Capital Classic a Gold Level NAS show.  See some of the strongest beasts on the east coast …men and women battle it out for the title of The Nations Capital’s Strongest Man/Woman!  Click on EVENTS tab for more INFORMATION  

Barry’s Blind Betty-Photos now UP!

Posted 29 Aug 2012 in Uncategorized

We have posted over 250 great photos from our friend Danielle Vingelis! Barry’s Blind Betty – “A Strongman Show” Visit the full gallery here: Photos  

Interview with WSM finalist Stefán Sölvi Pétursson

Posted 24 Aug 2012 in Uncategorized

How to Train for The World’s Strongest Man   Interview with Stefán Sölvi Pétursson by: Barry Von Perkins.   BVP:  I’m with Stefán Sölvi Pétursson from the amazing …picturesque country of Iceland.  Home of some of the most prolific Strongmen in WSM history; Jón Páll Sigmarsson and Magnús Ver Magnússon just to name a couple.  I had the pleasure of meeting and competing with Stefán back in 2008 in Texas.  He’s very well known for both his playful fun attitude and competitive intensity.  I believe he even wore a cowboy hat for the deadlift at the contest in Texas…anyway..let’s get to it.  BVP: Hey Stefán ….what was your height and weight at the 2011 Worlds Strongest Man? SSP: I...