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Strongman VS Rock Climber - Who has stronger grip?

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    Strong man VS Climber - Who has stronger grip? The Norwegian Hulk
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  • B C
    B C 2 months ago +4341

    This is what competition without ego is like. All friendly, stiff competition but full of respect for each other. Fantastic sportsmanship and you can see they’re learning from each other at the same time.

    • Psijic Assassin
      Psijic Assassin 2 days ago

      As an alien being, I laugh at these male mammalian pissing contests. The universe is more variedly absurd because of them.

    • Acetyl
      Acetyl 6 days ago

      I thought it was very awkward.

    • Fabianwew
      Fabianwew 16 days ago

      @audhumbla They're both Norwegian

    • Steven Rogers Fine Art
      Steven Rogers Fine Art Month ago

      Yeah. This is what II find MOST guys are like when they aren't around women :P
      They just want each other to do better without any posturing :D

    • Repoman
      Repoman Month ago

      @ADAMION 19 yes i did...we resoled that a whole ago :)

  • Ben Gallegos
    Ben Gallegos Month ago +456

    Love the energy of this video. As a trainer it's interesting to see the strongman lifting using lower body mechanics and Magnus using a lot of shoulder/scapula retraction the fact it's so evenly matched up to this point is incredible

    • Deus acima de tudo e todos
      Deus acima de tudo e todos Month ago +5

      Hulk vs Spiderman!!!

    • mafia city Hilmy
      mafia city Hilmy Month ago

      As someone with thin shoulders my back and shoulder aches when he uses shoulder movement to lift it up 🙃

    • Micah Whitsel
      Micah Whitsel Month ago +19

      I noticed that too. Fascinating to see their different techniques on the same lifts

  • JumboJ
    JumboJ Month ago +95

    Magnus' grip strength is crazy for his size. Great showcase of how training specificity plays into things.

    • JumboJ
      JumboJ 6 days ago +3

      @Go muscle size - a 200 lb muscular person on average will have higher grip strength than a flabby 200 lb person. Those two guys are outliers in the population. Both top on their sport

    • Go
      Go 6 days ago +3

      Size? Grip strength has nothing to do with a person's weight. Overweight or underweight people usually have less grip strength than normal ones.

  • underourrock
    underourrock 2 months ago +263

    Amazing when two gentlemen can have the most polite and encouraging competition. Both of you are excellent in your own areas and it is clear that you both walked away with new shared insight, and it genuinely looked like you enjoyed each other's company while going through these exercises.
    I applaud you both.

    • Jason Voorhees
      Jason Voorhees Month ago +1

      bro look at the way he gives him dirty looks at times lmao

    • Soykilosmoke
      Soykilosmoke Month ago +2

      @Jason Voorhees he just seems awkward he also doesn’t speak English fluently as well

    • Jason Voorhees
      Jason Voorhees Month ago +1

      the tension

    • Soykilosmoke
      Soykilosmoke Month ago +1

      @Jason Voorhees what makes you say that?

    • Jason Voorhees
      Jason Voorhees Month ago +1

      you could tell they didn't like each other

  • John Conarty
    John Conarty 24 days ago +36

    I love the way Magnus goes back and forth with his guest. He is like a passive encourager haha, he isn't in your face and loud, but definitely gives motivation and credit to push you further and further. I also like he humble he is.

  • emp100k
    emp100k Month ago +18

    Magnus is 5'9" and the Norwegian Hulk looks to be about the same height (perhaps even a bit shorter) so despite being nearly 400 lb and very strong, as far as strongmen go he's likely got some pretty small hands.
    Other huge strongmen who are much taller like Thor (6'9"), Brian Shaw (6'8") and Mark Felix (6'5") have incredible grip strength in part due to their massive hands.

    • goodfty
      goodfty 17 days ago +1

      Yes height makes for a bigger frames and bigger body proportions. Good job.

    • B_Rabbit
      B_Rabbit Month ago

      Magnus is 5'8 or 173 cm.

    • JHMninja89
      JHMninja89 Month ago

      he's 170cm / 5'7

  • Nick Shepherd
    Nick Shepherd 2 months ago +1227

    This is the most wholesome and respectful thing I've seen in ages. Seriously impressive how you have both arrived at a very similar place from completely different directions.👍

    • applesbeenhere
      applesbeenhere 2 months ago

      Follow her over to the fireplace and then she would look at it and yell at him anymore she just she never meals for eating more I guess she knows that it’s not a thing that she wants

    • JockMonsieur
      JockMonsieur 2 months ago +39

      After a certain point with strength sports you're really just competing against yourself and a handful of other weirdos who have put in years and years of very specific training. At that point it's hard not to be coming from a place of mutual respect. Nice to see that coming out in this

  • Robert Nugent
    Robert Nugent Month ago +63

    I love the humility of two truly competitive people on display here. You can tell that you both work very hard on your abilities and don't take anything for granted.
    When I was young my father had a logging business selling firewood. I was about 16 when he shut the business down, but my brother was in that sweet spot of youth (late teens/early twenties) when we all did that kind of work. His hands were so powerful from picking up hardwood pieces one handed and throwing them (two at a time from the ends with barely the fingertips gripping the edges) that even though he has relatively small hands, he could palm a regulation basketball fully inflated by crushing it with his fingertips. I bet he would have done well on these tests back then, especially the 3rd one. That tool is shaped very much like a piece of split firewood.
    Your demonstration here shows how the limits of human strength are more universal than they seem. You both are strong in very different ways but your hand strength is very close because the two types of exercises you regularly do require it. Very cool.

  • J Groovy
    J Groovy Month ago +14

    The humble and kindness of both of you was very warming. We need more of this in the world🤞🏽

  • Ekonnahn
    Ekonnahn 2 months ago +52

    The thing I like the most is how encouraging they are to each other. That is the sign of true sportsmen who don't truly compete against each other as much as challenge themselves. I have great respect for these two.

    • Ekonnahn
      Ekonnahn 7 days ago +1

      @Puro That's not necessarily true. You attempt something and that sets a benchmark. Now you work to raise your benchmark. You are therefore challenging yourself to do better than before. There are many factors you can target, be it quantity, duration, speed, etc. You don't have to push anyone else to push yourself.

    • Puro
      Puro 9 days ago +1

      To challenge yourself you have to challenge others so they improve, otherwise you have nothing to try to beat.

  • Nic Sears
    Nic Sears Month ago +9

    That was awesome! Very fun to watch, I am very impressed with how humble you both are, and the sportsmanship is very supportive on both sides.

  • Lee Edge
    Lee Edge Month ago +10

    Massively informative and entertaining. You guys show so much respect for each other!!
    Doing rock climbing does increase your grip massively!!

  • Daniel Crow
    Daniel Crow 2 months ago +1846

    Dude put up some good competition despite being entirely out of the realm he trains in. What a beast. Not to detract from your performance. You're both ridiculously strong

    • KahlevN
      KahlevN Month ago

      @Cosmic Billy Just a quick google could have shown you that I'm right, did you even bother to check before attempting to call me out for something easily fact-checkable?
      If you're talking RAW bench, the record is 782lbs, which is still significantly more than the guy in the video.
      But if you're including the separate category of bench shirt press records (press shirts help with safety and balance, protecting lifters shoulders to help safely focus upward muscle force)), then the current world record is 599kg, or 1320lbs by Jimmy Kolb.

    • Cosmic Billy
      Cosmic Billy Month ago +2

      @KahlevN lmao BENCH pressing 500 to 600KG??
      Thats over 1100lbs buddy.
      501kg is the world record DEADLIFT.
      Not bench.
      No one in the world can bench 500kg🤣

    • KahlevN
      KahlevN 2 months ago +1

      @Daniel Kaschel By that I mean stronger than your average guy that works out and lifts a lot. But from my experience just about every decent sized gym in a medium sized town has a guy that can lift that much or more. Hell some US high schools have guys that lift more.

    • Redisia
      Redisia 2 months ago +2

      @KhaReckless I done some power lifting and lift normal, but can say i barely train my grip to hold the primary weight. You either train the large muscles isolated and pick a few smaller ones with it as an added bonus. Or if you go power-lifting the aim is to use every muscle in your body to get shit done. The amount of weight i can hold with my grip significantly decreases if it solley hang from my fingers (grip)

  • Korgan777
    Korgan777 Month ago +9

    Loved seeing this and the genuine comradery and support! While I've never competed in any strength competition's or anything like that and I've never been a gym guy I've just always had very strong hands/fingers which I've started to lose due to Multiple Sclerosis. Despite the extreme unpredictability of my strength from day to day or even moment to moment I think maybe I'll look into a gym membership where I can work on it in a more controlled manner.
    While most likely not the actual intention of this video, Thank you for the inspiration!

    • Sem Dubois
      Sem Dubois Month ago +1

      Succes man, im sorry to hear that

  • Andrew Kokiv
    Andrew Kokiv 2 months ago +9

    the comradery of this exercise is refreshing. Guys trying to best the other yet encouraging each other and admitting fairness. top notch. The world needs more of this.

  • Gord Bull
    Gord Bull Month ago +14

    I sort of knew that Magnus was going to be the stronger one for grip, but, I was rooting for the big guy for sure.
    This was really fun to watch!
    2 incredibly strong athletes putting ego aside and had a good friendly competition.
    Three cheers for you guys!

  • Andre
    Andre Month ago +3

    What I really like about this is the strong man has an opportunity to be genuinely surprised by someone's strength. It's not often this guy pulls a really tough deadlift and sees someone come up and lift the same weight. Pretty cool to watch his reactions to Magnus lifting weights he's also struggling with.

  • Captain Eric J Damen
    Captain Eric J Damen Month ago +7

    21:21 I definitely would like to see that!
    But maybe a strongman challenge, before challenging the Norwegian Hulk again?
    I love to see more of you guys together, challenging each other for fun and science!

  • Jiujitsu Student
    Jiujitsu Student 2 months ago +1102

    As a submission grappler, I have rolled with all kinds of body types, and various configurations of strength and athleticism. But by far, the person with the strongest grip and arms I ever encountered was a 165 pound rock climber. It was insane how easily he could manipulate other people’s limbs, almost as though he had hydraulics in his own

    • Puffoonery
      Puffoonery Month ago

      ​@The Major you are talking complete nonsense

    • Tree Top Man Fit
      Tree Top Man Fit Month ago

      If you look at my posts you will see a 69 year old with a different type of grip free climbing trees. I can also do a plank on one finger

    • Don’t open the door please.
      Don’t open the door please. Month ago

      @Logan Media yeah, people who participated in a lot of fights tend to develop brain-related problems like dementia or Parkinson's later in life. Couple that with many ailments and bone wounds caused by taking too many risks, and you are gonna have one hell of a terrible retirement.

    • Logan Media
      Logan Media Month ago +1

      @Don’t open the door please. Also most of those guys who did try to show off how strong they were or did constant physical labour were probably crippled from wear and tear later in life.

    • Logan Media
      Logan Media Month ago +2

      @The Major "Back then what we call strongmen, were the normality."
      No, they weren't.

  • Leo’s Bampa
    Leo’s Bampa Month ago +5

    The humility and mutual respect between these guys brings back fond memories of my martial arts days. Big ups to both!

  • Jennings Cunningham
    Jennings Cunningham Month ago +2

    Really respect the professionalism between you two and how open the big guy to learning. Good show you two. Very educational

  • H Macy
    H Macy Month ago +5

    I love the part at 16:50 where he's trying to figure out Magnus's incredible finger muscle. Very nice guy, and he took it well.

  • Jasper D
    Jasper D Month ago +1

    He seems like a very easy going, friendly guy! I would love to see more content with him, Magnus

  • WarmVoice
    WarmVoice Month ago +5

    Awesome video. It's great to see two down-to-earth athletes test their abilities in such a friendly showcase of technique and strength.

  • Ariana AJ Beaverhausen
    Ariana AJ Beaverhausen 2 months ago +912

    It's so nice to see people who don't practice the same sport training together and learning from each other, the mutual respect they both have for each other's skills is admirable. ❤

    • Lost Gavin
      Lost Gavin 2 months ago

      @Amy Spencer So you intentionally dissing me is somehow more mature than me just being playful and nice? Ok 👌

    • Amy Spencer
      Amy Spencer 2 months ago +3

      @Lost Gavin calm down! 🤣 She clearly states that they are both sports men so chill tf out. Why are you so pressed about strangers showing respect to other people anyway? YOU'RE acting like a toddler. 😏

    • Devin Johnson
      Devin Johnson 2 months ago +6

      Scandinavians are very humble people from what I've seen, even when they're extremely good at what they do. Kind of wish that was more common with people here in the US.

    • Lost Gavin
      Lost Gavin 2 months ago +1

      They are both professional high tier athletes at the top of their craft, that means they are of the same cloth!! Your acting like one person knits sweaters all day while the other splits the core of the earth! They have mutual respect because they are very similar to each other! 😩

  • Ray Teal
    Ray Teal Month ago +8

    Wonderful example of dedication and inner strength. My family once shared a table with a gentleman from Denmark who was a massive looking weightlifter. Very intimidating. He turned out to be wonderfully kind and articulate. He was studying to be a social worker. Do not judge a book by its cover. Thank you for sharing such a friendly competition.

  • Nickayz
    Nickayz 2 months ago +3

    I have huge respect for the Hulk. He must have known he couldn't compete with a professional, but still faced the challenge. Also very inspiring to see that strength is not everything, but that technique matters the same. That gives hope 😄

  • Mark O
    Mark O Month ago +3

    They were both so incredibly nice to each other! Such different skillsets, but so much mutual respect! I really enjoyed this.

  • Cudelato
    Cudelato 11 days ago

    Love seeing all of these incredible athletes’ reaction to Magnus’s immense strength😂

  • nicks2002
    nicks2002 Month ago +5

    They are such great guys to each other, but I love how the Hulk tries with his weaker hand first. You can visibly see his technique improve through the grips

  • Daniel C
    Daniel C 2 months ago +2133

    Every Norwegian you bring on your channel has a such a calm kindness to them and always so modest. Makes me want to live there.

    • TheGreatPornholio
      TheGreatPornholio Month ago +1

      @Wendy Here I'm Dutch and lived in the Netherlands for 34 years and moved to Norway 4 years ago and still living there. It's harder to get connected with Norwegians than in most other countries. It's way easier to start a conversation with a unknown person in the Netherlands. Here in Norway people keep to themselves. I know another Dutch guy who moved from Oslo to a small town near Lillehammer. He has 4 neighbours around him and they never ever came by to have a chat with him. You really need to work hard on making new friends in Norway, and still, even working activly on it, it takes a looot of time. People here really mind their own business and they think that they are harassing people if they start a conversation. For the norwegians: ikke tro at du er til bry for noen hvis du begynner en samtale med en fremmende.

    • Daniel C
      Daniel C 2 months ago

      @Lasair Many Europeans don’t realize the U.S. is almost as big as all of Europe and has many different cultures. Best not think of the U.S. as one place.

    • Daniel C
      Daniel C 2 months ago

      @Tornacense de futuro I wish I knew, I was surprised to see similar attitudes in this comment section from non Americans.

    • Tornacense de futuro
      Tornacense de futuro 2 months ago

      @Jorge Mendez One of the most depressed society in Europe ;) What Americans don’t get that Europeans in general are much more polite and nice.

  • Brandon W
    Brandon W Month ago

    Incredibly humble and eager to learn something new! Love how he cheered you on! Both Impressive 💪🏼

  • martymorse2
    martymorse2 Month ago +8

    For the last 46 years I have coached athletes in Track and Field. Magnus is the first athlete I have seen who could not tell your their Personal Record in any event. I love the mutual respect these two men display. This should be required viewing for all American Pro Football players.

    • martymorse2
      martymorse2 Month ago +3

      @Infinity It is, and thank you. For me, a survivor of an off road motorcycle accident at the age of 21 which left me a paraplegic with a spinal cord injury. Both sons know the risk.Most of their role models as kids were world class wheelchair basketball or racing champions. My wife and I trust our younger son, the climber, to make the correct choices on the rocks. Over my 45 year career working in rehabilitation. I have seen way too many paras and quads who were hurt climbing, diving in water or in MVC accidents. Thank goodness for the Boy Scouts. Both our sons embraced hiking and living and experiencing the outdoors at an early age and they are more comfortable sleeping under the stars than in a bed. They are both safety conscious and they have taken the testosterone aspect out of their outdoor activities. All the best to you this Spring when you are able to get back out on the trails. Be safe and stay at it as long as you can. In my opinion, walking is overrated(smile,) but it sure makes life easier. Be safe.

    • Infinity
      Infinity Month ago +2

      @martymorse2 That's really exciting to hear. I'm more of a trekker/hiker myself, and not that good at climbing. But I watch videos like this to awe at the very dynamic approach at climbing, which is different than almost any other sport. Some stuff looks like straight up Spiderman shit. It's really impressive to see.

    • martymorse2
      martymorse2 Month ago +3

      @Infinity Excellent feedback Infinity. Thanks. Our youngest son is a climber. He is currently living and working at Yosemite. He is in heaven out there with the hiking and climbing. I doubt he could tell you his pr's in any of the lifts he does other than with his climbing and bouldering specific work. Love the problem solving aspect of rock climbing. It is so much about imagery and adapting. It will prepare him in a metaphorical way for the. rest of his life.

    • Infinity
      Infinity Month ago +4

      Pretty sure he can tell his personal record in his field, that is climbing. I don't think climbers focus that much on the numbers of their grip strength, but they for sure wouls remember how high they climbed, or what their hardest course was.

  • F̡ac͜e͡l̨e̶ss͟

    I'd love to see a rematch in year honestly, Norwegian Hulk is such a huge guy already and I'd be excited to see how much he could improve now by knowing what specific tasks he has to improve at

  • 53RG3
    53RG3 Month ago +3

    I love how the weightlifting community is so positive. Even when directly competing against each other they always cheer one another on.

  • David K. Storrs
    David K. Storrs Month ago +1

    I *absolutely* want to see this man climbing. Please make it happen. Also, wow. Both of you are incredible.

  • Ghøst
    Ghøst 2 months ago +766

    I love how he's genuinely impressed by what Magnus is able to do. While also managing to be impressive himself at something he isn't trained for. Quality content all around.

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    • Henryetta Collins
      Henryetta Collins 2 months ago

      @Pål Mathisen thought that about high school wrestlers you just get kicked in the face when you shoot like that in real life.

    • Crack Baby
      Crack Baby 2 months ago +1

      Yeah i love too love his humility..
      He's not worried about winning...
      He genuinely wants to see both of them fullfill their best

    • Lizard Lv100 boss
      Lizard Lv100 boss 2 months ago +3

      Yeah its cool to see the adaptability of the body

    • ComanDante
      ComanDante 2 months ago +3

      he does grip ytaining...

  • Shane Cobabe
    Shane Cobabe 9 days ago

    I would like to see him come and climb! I’m impressed with all the big guys climbing ability that you’ve have on your channel so far!

  • FowCrog
    FowCrog Month ago +4

    the fact he was continuously impressed with your lifts shows how humble the man is and that he can appreciate a different kind of strength.

  • Adrien Coulier
    Adrien Coulier Month ago +2

    I like how both guys are extremely humble despite their massive achievements, good fair-play too!

  • michele paier
    michele paier Month ago

    Nice video as usual! I wonder if someday you'll manage to test the grip with an elite judoka, that would be a good and even challenge!

  • Mikersson
    Mikersson Month ago +1

    I train regularly and I must to admit that I was nearly sweating by watching this lifts.
    Thank you for sharing!

  • Kiko 72
    Kiko 72 2 months ago +812

    The Norwegian Hulk is so nice, humble and genuine. He tried really hard, and by the end of the video, he was amazed by your technique and strength. You guys should definitely collab again.
    I really enjoy when you collab with Norwegian athletes (or people, in general). Everyone seems to be humble and friendly, and speaks their mind with no problem. The pace of the video is excellent and the editing is just perfect, not chaotic or boring.
    Great job guys!!

    • Tim Bliss
      Tim Bliss 2 months ago +8

      @Bennibotち He is incredible! Seems like the nicest guy and what a powerhouse. So impressive.

    • Bennibotち
      Bennibotち 2 months ago +21

      @Meowster Thank you so much. He was SO happy when he saw all the positive comments.

    • Meowster
      Meowster 2 months ago +9

      @Bennibotち You have an amazing dad!

    • Bennibotち
      Bennibotち 2 months ago +25

      Thx for being posetive about my dad :). Have a great day

  • Falrod
    Falrod 2 months ago +1

    I couldn't stop smiling during whole video. Superb sportsmanship!

  • bixby9797
    bixby9797 Month ago

    Very interesting. The comment about having more muscle mass but not being able to use it in something this specific was correct, I think. Rock climbing is very dependent on grip strength strong man yes but not like rock climbing. Also, being able to do it over and over vs one time powerlifting type stuff is important. Great competition.

  • Dean McAndrew
    Dean McAndrew Month ago +1

    It’s Refreshing to see gentlemanly sportsmanship….. bravo 👏🏼 lads!

  • ciagw23
    ciagw23 2 months ago

    Nice to see tons of kindness and respect between amazing, impressive athletes.

  • PfropfNo1
    PfropfNo1 Month ago +1

    I was surprised about the hulks finger strength, because I don’t expect him to train it that much. But comparing body weight, Magnus performance is incredible. Casually lifting 100 kilos with one hand…

  • Zino El Gato
    Zino El Gato 2 months ago +2348

    This is obviously not news but this really shows how INSANELY strong Magnus grip truly is!!! And hats of to both athletes here, very impressive!

  • Franci Arbiaghuli
    Franci Arbiaghuli Month ago

    Amazing to see how grip strengths play a role in pulling stuff; Magnus, a guy much less stronger, is able to lift more than the strong man. If strongmen like hafthor and eddie incoporate grip strength training, they would be absolute beasts!

  • xxWidex
    xxWidex Month ago +1

    14:02 The kind of feeling when the others understand your hardwork and passion is so satisfying.

  • Len Firewood
    Len Firewood Month ago

    Love the good sportsmanship between the two of them.

  • dlanska
    dlanska Month ago

    2 amazingly different athletes, but both seem like decent guys who are good sports, readily able and willing to give the other guy opportunity and credit. I wish some countries could act that way.

  • bog tan
    bog tan Month ago +1

    I love how friendly and encouraging you guys ere to each other. Very respectful. Nice...

  • Biologically AWPtimized
    Biologically AWPtimized 2 months ago +992

    I love how friendly and humble the competition is between them. Also I enjoy seeing people clearly giving it their all but knowing when to stop before an injury. Clearly these people know their limits and how to do it as safely as possible.

    • I quit my job
      I quit my job Month ago

      @Iverson that doesn’t matter when it is about grip.

    • Iverson
      Iverson Month ago

      hes cheating with his feet ancles, lifting with the toes

    • Antonio Derrica
      Antonio Derrica Month ago

      I think very typical Norwegians..

    • Fab R
      Fab R Month ago +2

      Definitely agree! And not only humble, but encouraging each other and sharing their strength and knowledge !

  • Erik Jrn
    Erik Jrn Month ago

    I always had a tiny suspicion that strongmen were strong, so, to me, it was more amazing to see how strong a rock climber can be in the hands. While these specific exercises were designed for rock climbers, a strongman has to actually hang on to the insanely heavy things he's lifting, so besting a top level strongman is very impressive.
    The Norwegian Hulk climbing? Well... It might be fun, seeing a mountain tip over. Still, better to leave them standing, I think.
    He'd definitely do better at climbing, than you would in a strongman contest, though - even with the mountain collapsing over him. No offense.

  • Johnny O
    Johnny O Month ago

    I want to see the Norwegian Hulk on the front line as an offensive guard or tackle in the NFL! What a nice guy, both guys were nice guys. Enjoyed this unique challenge.

  • R.P. Rosen
    R.P. Rosen Month ago

    YES, he must go climbing. I can't wait to see him master a new challenge.

  • GarlicMonoxide
    GarlicMonoxide Month ago +1

    super cool man, i learned a lot..one of the strongest men has relatively weak hands, compared to the rest of his body.
    goes to show how specific strength training matters in specific situations
    seems like a super nice guy.

  • Jayde Roberts
    Jayde Roberts Month ago +1

    I love how there is not posturing here. They are both encouraging each other to do the best they can.

  • TraceurDoc1
    TraceurDoc1 2 months ago +486

    It’s almost uncomfortable seeing two people being so supportive and kind to each other while competing! We need more of this!

    • TraceurDoc1
      TraceurDoc1 2 months ago +2

      @pineapplepenumbra IKR! Just asking for a broken foot/toes

    • pineapplepenumbra
      pineapplepenumbra 2 months ago +2

      I don't find it uncomfortable, I like it (apart from the feet in socks, near weights).

    • Catalin Andrei Ion
      Catalin Andrei Ion 2 months ago +1

      Its just two man seeing whos stronger at those particular exercises its about being curious and not about competing

    • Bad Omen
      Bad Omen 2 months ago

      @KIURazin You on drugs! I did not get you?

  • Dev Cunningham
    Dev Cunningham Month ago

    Fantastic sportsmanship, healthy competition. Ultimately nice to watch. Thank you.

  • Johnny C.
    Johnny C. Month ago

    I was lying in bed watching this wanting to be stronger so decided to do two pushups for every successful rep that either of you did. Let me tell you, I'm exhausted. This was the only time I let an ad play all the way through just for a rest.

  • Actual Amateur
    Actual Amateur Month ago

    I love how flabbergasted he gets at some things. I can't blame him though, grip strength is in its own realm of difficult.

  • Matt Rohr
    Matt Rohr 2 months ago +1

    Amazing how close they are, These guys are so cool, that was fun to watch.

  • John Crowe
    John Crowe 2 months ago

    Excellent test and competition. So interesting to see the different abilities 👍🏻 Yes I’d also like to see NH try climbing.

  • Jon H
    Jon H 2 months ago +866

    Every single time I watch one of Magnus’s videos (doesn’t matter how many), I still find it inspiring how humble and encouraging all parties are with each other. To me, this is how sport is meant to be. 👍👍
    Edit: summed up as, “it’s a very specific strength”

    • Jon H
      Jon H Month ago

      @DeSpace Man I agree. That’s true of anything, really. It’s not even the money if you think about. It’s branding.
      In sports, food, art, etc, once something/someone becomes a “brand” it begins to lose some or all of its originality and becomes an insincere calculated marketing machine to one degree or another.
      I don’t want to see sports stars selling me cheeseburgers or, more tragically, talented musicians falling into the cycle of being spoon fed pop songs written by someone else and composed at a computer.

    • Norilsk
      Norilsk 2 months ago

      @DeSpace Man doubt, i have seen people fight very seriously over a game of football (soccer in the freedom land) and it didnt even have a prize, just people fighting for their pride and ego.

    • Golden Blasphemy
      Golden Blasphemy 2 months ago +1

      @DeSpace Man I think the climbing community is also just full of people who want to connect with nature and have a good time. That's the best motivation.

    • DeSpace Man
      DeSpace Man 2 months ago +2

      It's humble because there isn't big money in it at the moment, when sports become a million dollar pay check it start to become nasty & ugly. That's the reason I do sports for fun & for enjoyment once you go into tournament or pro & lost of money involved it's no longer enjoyable for me. I had player & coaches come up to me & say why don't you come & play in the pro division with us your skills are very high, I said nah then it become a job & isn't fun anymore I'm not interested in a trophy or prize money at the end of the day that's not what sports means to me.

    • UpsideDownyHead
      UpsideDownyHead 2 months ago

      @Tony Travels transphobia? Where?

  • Ivory
    Ivory Month ago

    Normally big guys like him tend to be intimidating but there's something about the Hulk that makes him so... friendly? Big, cuddly bear? He's kind of cute, too. :)
    I don't know why but I keep getting this vibe from him, like those guys who are very affectionate towards their moms (and I mean that in a nice way).

  • mompracem01
    mompracem01 Month ago

    Completely different training to achieve completely different skills. It's amazing how strong is the grip of a climber.

  • jasrod2012
    jasrod2012 Month ago +1

    What an awesome competition. This is what sportsmanship is.

  • Yilan Groenenboom
    Yilan Groenenboom Month ago +1

    Its insane how close in size their hands are

  • Bart Zumba
    Bart Zumba 13 days ago

    love how you have other athletes on your show and you are so respectful.

  • SassyViking
    SassyViking 2 months ago +720

    This is so wholesome. Both these men are clearly incredibly impressive athletes, just with different specialties. And they are both so kind and encouraging. It just makes you feel good watching it.

    • Regulus
      Regulus 2 months ago

      when you're truly strong there's no need to be ehhh nasty? Now think back on all the other guys😂

    • ArtisChronicles
      ArtisChronicles 2 months ago +1

      @Anthony Beltran I'm willing to bet he's not runnin gear either.

    • Greta Shapiro
      Greta Shapiro 2 months ago +1

      It's the Scandinavian culture

    • aznmarty256
      aznmarty256 2 months ago +1

      Love how they are so humble and how the big guy is the furthest thing away from a "meathead".

    • jendralhxr
      jendralhxr 2 months ago +1

      sportmanship at its finest

  • Michael Cady
    Michael Cady Month ago

    I really enjoyed this! There is a rock climbing place close to me. I always think about going there more often. Your videos are going to change my "think" to "do"!

  • SBS
    SBS 24 days ago

    I'm impressed, not as much by the display of strength as by the humility and no-bs attitude of both the very likeable gentlemen. Well done to both.

  • Michael
    Michael Month ago

    Great example of a humble human interaction ❤️

  • Bwitty
    Bwitty Month ago

    he seemed like the biggest tough guy at the very start with the b roll and then it cut to him with the biggest smile that was so sweet haha

  • Peppi la MEU31
    Peppi la MEU31 Month ago

    The kids in his class definitely love him. He just has that look, that’s awesome!

  • Russell Thorburn
    Russell Thorburn 2 months ago +860

    The Norwegian Hulk is one of those people that one instantly likes. His performance in the last challenge was AMAZING!!! I used to be a rock climber and I know how tough that challenge is. For him to be able to nearly match you on that one was inspiring. Great content!!!

    • Dad Eee
      Dad Eee Month ago

      @Ricardo Arjona Gaming as someone who was scaffolding i agree, but your body gets use to it so you don’t continue building muscles past a point at a job appearance wise lol

    • beefknuckles
      beefknuckles Month ago

      He seems like a very sweet man!

    • Espectador
      Espectador Month ago

      @Ricardo Arjona Gaming great name

    • Ricardo Arjona Gaming
      Ricardo Arjona Gaming Month ago +3

      ​@J K i worked at a warehouse for 6 months no fancy machinery all the work was done by hand, at that time i felt stronger than i feel now despite currently hitting the gym 3 times a week. i guess you cant compare a two hour workout to lifting and moving heavy things all day every day...

    • John Smith
      John Smith Month ago +6

      @A PK the masculine urge to look like a pile of marshmallows and deadlift 300kg

  • Ronald Martens
    Ronald Martens 2 months ago +1

    Enjoyable to watch. My father had a trick where you lock your middle finger with another person with one turning opposite each other. I haven't witnessed anyone beating my father. Great video I'm really impressed by both people and encouraging each other is really nice to see. I think sharing a passion. Doesn't matter which discipline.

  • Tim Andersen
    Tim Andersen Month ago

    It's makes me curious to see how I would fare in this myself.
    I do not do any kind of training at all, except from the one I get from work(if you can call that training).
    But my work is very much grip strength, that and forearms.
    I realise I probably wouldn't even get close to this lvl, but it would be fun to try and see how it goes.

  • Citizen Wolf
    Citizen Wolf 2 months ago

    That was a fun video. Who would win..... and yet it didn't matter! Just nice to see two people from different disciplines working on the same problems. 🙂

  • Rocksummit
    Rocksummit Month ago +1

    19:56 "Almost every day for 20 years", what a king

    GRAZE-PLAYS Month ago

    I love how he just goes "wow you're strong" 😂

  • iswm
    iswm 2 months ago +748

    I bet the kids at his kindergarten absolutely love this guy. They are lucky to have such a great role model.

    • Marek Siciński
      Marek Siciński 2 months ago +1

      jope so

    • Galaxis
      Galaxis 2 months ago +31

      There must be pictures of him with like the whole class hanging off his arms. lol

  • william martinez
    william martinez Month ago +1

    I watched these gentlemen not really interested it the subject matter but their ability to convey strength through humility and politeness really makes you realize what we have lost as a society.

  • Chris
    Chris Month ago +1

    The hulk never looked this friendly and kind. Amazing sportsman. Amazing sportsmanship.

  • William Cochran
    William Cochran Month ago +1

    I was very happy to see them cheer for each other during this. Great video.

  • Maurice Esguerra
    Maurice Esguerra Month ago +1

    Great video, the competition was good, but the best part was the gentleness , humbleness, and respect both athlete treated each other with, which makes you both winners !!! . God bless you ! Thank you ! 🤩🤗👍👏🥇🏅🏆

  • Noriel Sylvire
    Noriel Sylvire 2 months ago

    I love this they're both so strong I was amazed by how strong they are!!

  • Gorrest Fump
    Gorrest Fump 2 months ago +725

    Seeing the difference between the skillsets with these two athletes was awesome. massive respect to both of you for the friendly competition.

    • hunterraoulduke
      hunterraoulduke Month ago

      I feel like hulk could do better if he had a week or so to practice. You got to remember rock climber does this more regular so he has better technique and muscle coordination. Hulk is learning this and it takes a bit to get your muscle coordination and technique down. Everyone experience this issue with new lift when starting it's kinda hard at certain weight but you find you quickly progress because you are learning technique and your muscle are working more properly to assist you to max out at your potential in the moment.

    • Gorrest Fump
      Gorrest Fump Month ago +2

      Tim Harrolds WTF are you on man?

    • nillyeg
      nillyeg 2 months ago +1

      @P Oh damn... thanks for info

    • P
      P 2 months ago +3

      @nillyeg The broken phalanges and metatarsals. That much weight would just snap the bones and crush the joints. I think the climber would suffer more from the permanent loss of mobility, although the strongman would be permanently lopsided in his lifting. The pain would eventually heal (with surgery and physio) but the damage would be lasting.

    • nillyeg
      nillyeg 2 months ago +2

      @P imagine if it fell on his foot. The pain x.x

  • costco
    costco Month ago +1

    Both are kind gentlemen. Magnus is very humble and respectful throughout the process😊

  • DJ ArcForce
    DJ ArcForce Month ago

    The Norwegian Hulk definitely seems like a gentle giant. Seems like a really good dude.

  • Ben H
    Ben H Month ago

    I think endurance is going to play a big role. Maybe a machine that calculates the grip strength in one grab.

    SUBROTO CHOUDHARY Month ago +1

    The big guy is damn humble 👏

  • Deen O
    Deen O Month ago

    What a nice dude. Would love to see you teach him a bit of climbing. Bet he would surprise us.

  • funkyjohnhuie
    funkyjohnhuie 2 months ago +304

    As much as I'm so impressed by their incredible grip strength... how many of us were more distracted by worrying about them dropping the weights right onto their socks and feet!?!? 😳😂

  • Brandon Thom
    Brandon Thom Month ago

    Definitely need to see more collabs of you two

  • Daniel Lozano
    Daniel Lozano Month ago

    The fact that both of you guys are doing this wearing no shoes...wow! My toes are still nervous 🙂

  • OG Lifestyle
    OG Lifestyle 3 days ago

    You are doing great stuff, Magnus! Great concept!