The Conan’s wheel is a stationary pole attached to a pivot point. The implement is loaded with weight and the strongman then carries the pole on their forearms resting on their body, completing as many rotations as possible. The result is measured in distance (how many rotations are completed).
Because the strongman picks up the weighted arm and pushes it around in a circle for as long as possible. This is widely considered a brutal and painful event due to the way the heavy pole is held. The weight is usually resting mostly above the diaphragm with the pole digging into the forearms, making it both painful and hard to breathe.
There are a few different ways to approach this event Some will rest the weight in their elbow crease while others prefer to have it rest on their forearms as stated above. A particularly clever approach will be to rest your arms on the weightlifting belt to reduce the strain on your arms. However, hard belts with a clip are usually required to be turned around to the backside.
Conan’s Wheel Rules:
- Athletes will pick and carry Conan’s arm in a circle in either direction they choose.
- The competitor has 60 seconds to complete as many rotations as possible.
- Time will begin when the competitor lifts the bar.
- No restarts are allowed.
- No drops outside the starting block.
- Once outside the starting block, any dropped stops the event and the distance will be recorded.
- This is a MAX distance event.
- Grip shirts, chalk, belts, wrist wraps, elbow, and knee sleeves allowed.
- No Tacky!!!