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New lockdown challenge for north strongman

By Louise Glen

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Tom Stoltman.
Tom Stoltman.

A WORLD strongman champion is about to take on another milestone challenge, all from his personal gym.

Alness man, Tom Stoltman (25) has set his sights on lifting the Castle Water Atlas Stones at 286kg to show that even in lockdown you can't keep a good man down.

Mr Stoltman and his brother Luke are known as the World's Strongest Brothers – easily lifting the Atlas Stones in Atlanta to be named champion just before lockdown.

Mr Stoltman said: "I am planning on lifting the Castle Water Atlas Stones on Saturday May 23, as part of a series of challenges set out for strongman competitors across the globe during the lockdown.

"I have been working hard and I have been working up to lift the 286kg of the Castle Water Atlas Stones.

"I have just been keeping my body working out and making sure I am staying in peak condition."

Mr Stoltman has been pegged by many in the industry as a future World's Strongest Man.

"It was tough at the beginning of the lockdown, because all of the competitions that Luke and I were working towards were being postponed. Being stuck in the house was really difficult at some points, so it meant that the motivation to keep things going were not there.

"So it has been a really good thing for me to work towards lifting the Castle Stone.

"I have been going to the gym most days and I have been continuing to do my regime that means a lot of strength and core work."

Mr Stoltman also revealed that he has been working with an internationally renowned heavy weight competitor nutritionist Nathan Peyton to help him with eating the right foods to get the best from his body.

He said: "I have been working with this nutritionist and that is having an incredible impact on my strength for lifting.

"He is a biologist and it is amazing all the things that there is to know about food and the way in works with the body.

"Along with the good healthy diet that I am eating, he has been teaching me about cheat meals that I can have just before training to give me the energy I need to get the best from my body.

"A cheat meal can be a burger and chips or a pizza, and eaten just an hour and a half before heading to the gym. It can have a good impact on the weights and fitness I am able to achieve."

Mr Stoltman's world beating record attempt can be seen on May 23 at www.coresports.world/worldsultimatestrongman/

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