The Conan’s Wheel is a grueling and demanding event in strongman competitions, featuring a stationary pole loaded with weight that athletes carry on their forearms, completing rotations for distance measurement. This challenge is physically punishing and excruciating due to the weight’s positioning above the diaphragm, causing discomfort and restricted breathing as the pole digs into the forearms.
Competitors approach this event in various ways, either resting the weight in their elbow crease or allowing it to press onto their forearms. Some innovative tactics involve using a weightlifting belt strategically placed to alleviate arm strain, often requiring the belt to be worn in reverse with a clip at the back for support. Despite the pain and difficulty, athletes strive to endure and push through this strenuous trial of strength and endurance in strongman competitions.
- Athletes will pick and carry Conan’s arm in a circle in either direction they choose.
- One attempt for max distance.
- 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.
- Equipment Allowed: Grip shirts, chalk, belts, wrist wraps, elbow, and knee sleeves allowed.
- Equipment NOT Allowed: No Tacky!!!