I had a few emails and twitter DM’s over the Worlds Strongest Man 2017 post I made, unlike my WSM 2016 I didn’t include the break down of times on the events, I am going to include that below. There seems to be some controversy over the Georgian Bull Konstantine Janashia‘s Traps / Shoulders.
Firstly, Lets talk about the Georgian Bull aka Konstantine Janashias Traps / Rhoms / Delts / Neck / Shoulders, while having traps and /or an upper back that developed isn’t especially unusual for a strongman. All those shrugs, dead lifts, farmers walks, and more all with huge weights will have them explode in size. Having a more pronounced set of muscles isn’t anything especially out there when your body mass and body fat isn’t exact huge comparatively speaking to say Eddie Hall or Zydrunas Savickas. In one of the heats Colin Bryce commented on Zydrunas Savickas power-shelf or power-belly saying its (his stomach) is actually quite bizarre, his stomach looks like its fat but its actually rippling muscles under there.
Its entirely possible his traps are just pronounced due to a lower body fat, I would speculate there are some sort injury at play, almost like callous on your hands. All the squats have caused his spine and shoulders to protect themselves. I had this happen on my shoulder, I had a swelling around my AC Joint, which looked a little like a tennis ball cut in half. Its fluid an tissue swelling to protect the bone edges. I would speculate there are a collection of issues all converging in one place for this to occur. Firstly I think much like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “peaky” biceps (Left), or Dexter Jacksons ear warming traps, Janashia just had oddly shaped traps. Secondly his lower than average strongman body fat makes them show up much more, Thirdly all the squats and axles and such have aggravated his spine and shoulders.
This trinity of effects or issues has resulted in the unusual and pronounced shape of Konstantine’s traps.
WSM 2017 Event Breakdown
And secondly here is the break down for each event.
|Event 1 (Debut)
Tire Flip 500kg (6 Flips)
|Hafthor J Bjornsson||28.83||9|
|Konstantine Janashia||5 Flips||3|
|Nick Best||3 Flips||1.5|
|Zydrunas Savickas||3 Flips||1.5|
Squat Lift 320kg
|Eddie Hall||15 Reps||16 Pts|
|Hafthor J Bjornsson||12||13.5|
Viking Press 160kg
|Hafthor J Bjornsson||15||22.5|
|Hafthor J Bjornsson||41.10||31.5|
Deadlift for Max Weight
|Hafthor J Bjornsson||460||40|
|Event 6 (Final)
Atlas Stones 150kg – 210kg (900kg total)
|Eddie Hall||58.74 (5)||51|
|Hafthor J Bjornsson||28.99 (5)||50|
|Brian Shaw||40.49 (5)||48|
|Martins Licis||33.24 (5)||36.5|
|Mateusz Kieliszkowski||33.01 (5)||30.5|
|JF Caron||29.41 (4)||35.5|
|Konstantine Janashia||35.35 (4)||23|
|Laurence Shahlaei||45.66 (3)||25|
|Zydrunas Savickas||19.76 (3)||21|
|Nick Best||26.68 (2)||23|
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