Mariusz Pudzianowski’s Best Moments in Strongman

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I take a look back at the career highlights of Mariusz Pudzianowski, 5X WSM winner, along with some of my favourite Mariusz performances.

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100+ komentarze:

mike ramgopal
mike ramgopal:
I know physique is very much a secondary factor to strongmen Loz, but I still believe he brought many to the sport because he also looked so phenomenal.
When I think about “strongman” I think about him. Not only was he strong as an ox, but he was built like a Greek god. A true modern day Hercules
Normal Strongman: how much can you lift?

Mariusz: But how far can you run wiht it?
Lucas Schildbach
Lucas Schildbach:
He was truly insane to watch on moving events, especially farmers and yokes. He'd win by a scary amount most times
A Sentimental Man
A Sentimental Man:
So glad you are giving some love to Marius. It seems alot of folks have forgotten, disregarded, or simply ignore him. Choosing to focus on Big Z, Brian, and Thor. So thank you for this.
Maybe not the strongest, but certainly the most athletic strongman of all time. He was so passionate and was often disgusted with himself if he didn't perform to his best!
Marek Szepietowski
Marek Szepietowski:
Thank you for a video from Pudzian's fan. I would add 2004 Moscow SS performance. A day before Mariusz won Polish Cup, travelled through the night with something like two hours sleep. He was told that the show starts at (I think - as I watched it with polish commentary) 3pm as oppose to 2pm so he will have an extra hour. The show however went as scheduled meaning that Mariusz started tired taken straight from bed to competition grounds after winning Polish Cup with 2 hours sleep and no warm-up. 1 event - Log lift - he took 9th place. 2 event Truck pull (event he nearly always wins) 6th place, 3rd event (again his signature event) farmers walk - 3rd, he also won a tire flip on the day giving him overall 4th place. Colin Bryce asked him if will we see super Mariusz next day, Mariusz said he needs sleep and we will see. Next day he won nearly everything winning the show upsetting Mr. Vyrastiuk a lot;) and beating Big Z. Another one is 2008 WSM heats where he tore his calf, Kaz himself said that he probably won't finish the show and that it will be impossible to win the truck pull - which Mariusz did ;). Another interesting one - in 2004 during WSM heats Mariusz was pulling a truck against Mark Felix - Mark finished in 47 seconds and Mariusz only managed 7 metres nearly dying from exhaustion. After talking to organisers and judges it turned out that the brakes were blocked - he moved a truck a 7m distance with blocked brakes ;). Anyway as always - Loz brilliant video, thanks.
Not Darryl
Not Darryl:
He was so good, and most people that criticize his competition don’t know how much he competed outside of WSM. He was such a special athlete.
Steve Underwood
Steve Underwood:
Mariusz was always such an exciting athlete to watch. Even when you thought ‘this isn’t a great event for him’ he’d often pull something out of the bag and surprise us all. Another great video.
FINN Contracting
FINN Contracting:
The fact that he did all of this whilst having one of the leanest physiques ever seen on a strongman makes this all the more impressive. 🇵🇱 💪🏻
Christopher Hegarty
Christopher Hegarty:
He had such a will to win. So intense and always pushing himself. Great video Big Loz.
Douglas Nisbet
Douglas Nisbet:
So unbelievably explosive. His power stairs performance was just insane.
Jarryd Savage
Jarryd Savage:
Mariusz doesn’t seem to always get the credit he deserves and I’ll be abit bias cause he’s me favourite, it’s not just about the titles it’s more the way he won them. That intensity and will to win was just incredible. The nickname sums him up, Dominator
Peter Sieradzki
Peter Sieradzki:
Definitely doesn’t get the credit he deserves in the modern era. You don’t win 5 WSM titles, 6 ESM’s if you are just “ok.”
Pawel Lifting
Pawel Lifting:
Absolutely legend! Most iconic world strongest man of all time.
My favorite Strongman ever, he made me love this sport. POLSKA górą!!
One of the most impressive things about Mariusz that I can think of is how much he improved on the Fingol's Fingers so that by 2007 WSM he almost won the event, ahead of big guys like Pfister and Hollands who used to outperform him on that event.
Corvus Ronin
Corvus Ronin:
You can have all the raw power you want, but what the Dominator had was an indomitable mindset.
He was like a machine, and each event you’d think to yourself “surely this has got to be an event that he’s not so good at”, then he comes out and wins it by a country mile. The guy was scary strong in all departments💪🏻👍🏻
Aries Prime
Aries Prime:
As amazing a strongman as he was, what makes Mariusz my favorite for me was his physique! Socrates once said that "It's a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength his body is capable of". Yes, strongman isn't about muscularity or definition, but you are all the more impressive if you have a physique to match your strength IMO. I have lots of respect for all strongman competitors, but I like Mariusz and Derek Poundstone the most due to their awesome physiques.
Lucas Schildbach
Lucas Schildbach:
Loz, a video on athletes who most dominated 1 event throughout their career or part of their career would be really cool. Thinking Stoltman with stones, Hall with deadlift, Big Z with Log
Greatest lifter of the 00's, with the shape of a bodybuilder, he changed to a career in MMA where hes fought 20+ times in the 2010's decade.
One of a kind.
Jamesy 1971
Jamesy 1971:
Amazing competitor !!!! The most explosive WSM ever
Spartan Performance
Spartan Performance:
For me he is the greatest. The most captivating strength athlete and will to win that was second to none.
mac ss
mac ss:
His mindset was on another level......pit bull of a man 💪
He still is super strong. This year he showed as a guest during strongest man in Poland and he beat all competing athleats in one he tried.
My favourite part about the 2008 power stairs was that he looked over and saw Pfister getting ahead with a different technique and immediately copied it and made up all the ground he has lost.

Quick thinking can be the difference between winning and losing in tight events like these. There have been plenty of occasions where someone has started an event with a less than favourable technique and just stuck with it even though it isn't working.
Definitely the best - for all the talk about how he'd lose today because they're at another level...he went head to head with them. He beat Big Z and Shaw year after year - their winning streaks began when he stopped competing. The top people today spent a decade losing to two guys who lost to Mariusz...
Bill F
Bill F:
Great video... thanks Loz!

One of the most impressive things about the events Mariusz dominated in was that even after powering through so fast you rarely saw him huffing and puffing for breath. Most of the time he would complete the event and still be breathing through his nose. The ability to do that through an entire competition is amazing.
Adam Raw Lifting
Adam Raw Lifting:
Thank you for making a video that celebrates mariusz’s achievements without going into the WSM split. He’s too good an athlete to have an asterix next to his name every time he’s mentioned.
David B
David B:
An athletic phenomenon..
Maurice McMulkin
Maurice McMulkin:
Most say big Z understandable is the best, but Mariusz brought the excitement level up for us fans.
Pawel Kleban
Pawel Kleban:
Remember watching that live as a teenager :)
PS good to notice, that after such career on strong man he was fighting in MMA with some good result.
I’ve watched every WSM since the Geoff Capes days and MP was the best all round strongman imo 💪🏻 exciting times.
Zydrunas 123
Zydrunas 123:
Polska Górą💪
James Broughton
James Broughton:
Great video thanks Loz. This takes me back some years. The man was a machine and still is for his age.
Jonathan Stuart
Jonathan Stuart:
He was or still is a muscle machine,if wining strongman 5 times was'nt enough he's now doing MMA awesome,c'mon loz you can do it💪
Thank you fof this video. Miss him in Strongman so much 🇵🇱❤️ remember watching Pudzian every weekend in Polish TV when I was a kid
Robert Bell
Robert Bell:
I remember watching him compete when I was in high school. He made my jaw drop with how fast he could move, and still does today lol. Unreal
Ovidiu Kilingher
Ovidiu Kilingher:
For me that period was the “golden age” of Strong Man, not only because MP but also other competitors on that time. A kind of Michael Jordan & Co. for NBA. Or Diego Maradona time for football.
dat calculation tho
dat calculation tho:
Thanks for the amazing video Loz. I had no idea about how legendary Mariusz actually was!
Mariusz captivated me as a child watching WSM with my father. Truly one of the GOATs.
He's the one that got me interested in the sport and convinced me to incorporate more heavy lifts into my bodybuilding. I used to watch him competing just before going to the gym to psyche me up. He is my favourite strong man of all time. He didn't win every event but he dominated the ones he did.
Patrycja Kaczmarek
Patrycja Kaczmarek:
Big Loz thank you so much for this video showing appreciation and respect to Mariusz.. that's so nice from you as now many may forget about Polish Dominator saying that he would be lost in present strongman competition. He showed that by hard work determination and mental strength you can win and achieve your goals. Now it's M. KIELISZKOWSKI who modesty continue polish tradition of strength 💪 ♥
Tom Webster
Tom Webster:
I'd have included his log medley from the 2003 (?) WSM, when he beat Zydrunas and co. It was so unexpected and the pressure was on after a few athletes posted crazy times for the 4 logs.
James Ryan
James Ryan:
Love these best of videos. It's great to be able to look back on an athlete. Much appreciation for you doing the research and putting the videos together for us!
Eryk Kkkk
Eryk Kkkk:
The dominator was the most accurate name ever given in the history of sport. I remember watching him as a kid and it really felt that he's the GOAT
Sad that he never really gets much of a mention anymore, the man was a total machine.
Addictive post Christmas viewing for sure.
Wild Bill
Wild Bill:
Mariusz was a beast and definitely underrated as a strongman.
Liam Chuen
Liam Chuen:
This dude deserves everything he gets. Worked hard and got the results
N D:
Absolute Legend of the sport!! Loved it Loz! Any chance of trying to get him on for an interview? Surely that would be very popular to hear from the great man.
Also imagine this... He is now competing in mma which means he is still rather healthy! Doesn't seem to be getting a hip transplant any time soon!)
Tony Mcnamara
Tony Mcnamara:
Brilliant video!
Marius was always one of my favourite strongman competitors, he had a great physique, and was exciting to watch too!
How do you think Marius in his prime, would stand up against today's strongman competitors and, contests?
Gym-knee crickets
Gym-knee crickets:
Mariusz was one of those guys you can’t help but watch in wonder. Every now and then you see someone that you can appreciate as one of the all time greatest while they are still in competition. Watch in real time and know you’re witnessing history. He was one of those competitors.
Mohammed Al-Salah
Mohammed Al-Salah:
He’s my favourite Strong man. So many people don’t even give him the credit he deserves these days.
neil porter
neil porter:
For me the greatest strongman competitor of all time, because of his ridiculous ability across so many events, unmatched titles in the world's premier competition and insane determination.
Others may have been stronger in specific static lifts, but strongman is not powerlifting! It's about all round strength across many disciplines something he displayed over the decade he dominated

We're gonna have to wait a while before anyone gets close to his record again as the current crop are so evenly matched, 3 different winners in 3 years is very exciting for the sport 😁
Joe Eightys
Joe Eightys:
Absolute legend
aquarius kiwi
aquarius kiwi:
He was born on 7 February 1977 while I was born on 11 February🎂his physique is one of the best looking physique in the world he was also a good mma fighter much of loses came later in his later 30's, even today nobody has been able to break his world record number of wsm title wins
Dani Bethea
Dani Bethea:
I really really love these videos and your channel. As an athlete that loves to mix strength training, ‘strongman’ skills and you have any videos planned for the women athletes in the field? Love your interviews with the men and women too. They’re so insightful!
John Brand
John Brand:
Marius was a beast in worlds strongest man, and what an incredible physique for that competition. 👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
GuanJun 1
GuanJun 1:
Thank you Big Loz. Been waiting for this.
Watching Maruisz was what got me into strongman.
Din Dobermann
Din Dobermann:
"I eat everything, my favorite is chocolate ice cream" Mariusz Pudzianowski
I think this is the key to power.
turbo burbo
turbo burbo:
I'm Polish
I remember when I was 10 years old, every child in the yard wanted to be like Mariusz, wear a scarf like him.
Now it is a motivator for me and a model of an athlete and dedication.
it wasn't # 1 for statics, but it was the best at running with weights.

Mariusz speaks English but arranging the interview will not be easy. However, Mr. Shahlaei and his reputation should be successful.

Greetings from Poland
Adam Bořivoj
Adam Bořivoj:
I loves his Farmers in 2009 by your side Loz and also his Safe Lift in 2007. Absolutely a marvelous athlete!
Émile Pagé
Émile Pagé:
Hey Loz, quick question: I recently watched one of your vids about overhead presses and noticed a young man by the name of Paul Pirjol. I believe he was only 19 at the time of that competition and he seemed like a promising young talent for the sport. Yet, he vanished from the scene. I can't find much information about him past 2012. Any idea what happened to him?
strongmaninfo 1977
strongmaninfo 1977:
Mariusz and Jon-pall are the only two athletes i have seen after a wsm show to still be as fit as they were at the start at their best. Two of the greatest ever. Jon-pall better than anyone from the 1980's and 90's of course and Mariusz still the best since 2000
Jill Blaske
Jill Blaske:
He sure is one super strong and very hard working competitor!!❤❤☺ I'm polish too, and so very proud of being polish and seeing Mariusz perform and win so many titles meant so much to those of us who are polish!!❤☺He is an inspiration to all of us no matter who u are and where u are from!!❤
Hoang Tran
Hoang Tran:
True power strength, the greatest of all time…
I think he deserves more respect. He dominated WSM in a way we have never seen. I know the criticisms around the split in feds and that he wasn’t as statically strong as some others but for the dynamic sport of strongman this guy was insane.
gh mek
gh mek:
we would love to see an interview with him ... i know he doesn't speak english but maybe with a translator or something
Marko Uremovic
Marko Uremovic:
Pudge was probably the only Strongmen that got pop culture recognition in the USA during that 2000-2010 ERA. Cementing himself as a household name as UFC has just gone mainstream with YouTube. In a way Pudge was the 1st Strongmen youtube sensation, even tho it was more for his MMA than the strongmen lol
Daniel Gagne
Daniel Gagne:
Thank you for putting out this video, sometimes he doesn't get the credit he deserves...
He also competed in MMA, and always had a very lean physique (which always intrigued me, given that most strongmen don't really seem to care about bf).
Jim’ll Break It
Jim’ll Break It:
An unbelievable champion and athlete. I remember him saying he just eats whatever he wants and then would turn up to competitions lean, strong and fast. Crazy genetics.
nicola naccari
nicola naccari:
I think he was and is with the best endurance and recovery ever!!
David Limardo
David Limardo:
I'm so glad I got to witness this unbelievable LEGENDARY competitor.
DeAndre Robinson
DeAndre Robinson:
He’s one of my favorites. I wonder why he doesn’t get much love today? Great video!
Clint Austin
Clint Austin:
That took me down memory lane lol. We forget just how much he would dominate his opponents. Incredible speed, strength and endurance, he made some of those events look easy.
Top-Secret 300
Top-Secret 300:
He had swagger and a personality like none other. A true showman. Humble but confident. Not arrogant but very determined. His approach was very calculated and showed his mind was just as strong as his body. I can’t imagine anybody like him ever.
Polska górą 🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱💪💪💪
Carl Hollins
Carl Hollins:
Grew up watching marius. What an incredible athlete he was and still is. A true beast👊
Richard Sanchez
Richard Sanchez:
Damn seeing some of the names takes me back. Virtanen, fister, big z, Samuelsson, The good ol days.
I would say Mariusz is possibly the BEST strongman, like in the WSM format. Where as Big Z is the strongest strongman, both WSM & Arnold format.
Adam Khan
Adam Khan:
He was taller than he appeared at 6ft 1. Phenominal athlete.
Aside from his unbelievable athleticism, Mariusz made strongman look cool. He brought eyes to the sport. That, and he was an animal.
Gabriel Guerrero
Gabriel Guerrero:
He’s the only reason I watch strongman now. I’m glad I got to see him perform in 2007
Ian L
Ian L:
Great compilation mate, top effort.
He was an absolute beast and bloody unreal to watch.
Intensity . Density
Intensity . Density:
He was an absolute machine. He killed all stereotypes, defied human physical limitations. A man of his shape doesn't look like he could do what he did. Strong, fast, explosive. He was my hero in the early 2000s
Sam Arthur
Sam Arthur:
You cannot argue with success.

Thanks, as always.
The things Mariusz has done shouldn't even be possible. He was so lean and relatively short! Truly, truly amazing.
I'm Dean
I'm Dean:
I started watching strongman as a kid right around when he started. The GOAT
He's the best strongman ever an will probably never be beaten
Matt Alibozek
Matt Alibozek:
Mariusz was a beast. He was my favorite strongman when he competed. Now Mateusz is my favorite and he reminds me of Mariusz a lot.
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Estudando os NERD:
Ashley Kissane
Ashley Kissane:
I loved watching him do a plane pull too, he wasn’t the largest of athletes in terms of body weight but my god he could move some serious weight & his technique and grip strength!
Best cardio of any strongman and best physique, also top 5 strongest. He’s an absolute legend
StealthAssasin 1Day
StealthAssasin 1Day:
I heard he wasn't the friendliest athlete and one of the reasons he wasn't well known. I loved his performances though and when he was overly excited on a win and jumped, he looked he flew for a brief moment. His athleticism in Strongman in my eyes has no parallel.
The fact that he looked like a bodybuilder while sailing through so many events smashing the competition is even more impressive. When you look at guys like Brian and Zydrunas who carried much more mass during their dominant times, Mariusz looked like he'd come off a stage. He was the reason I started watching Strongman in the early 2000s and he was probably 1 of 3 people that encouraged me to lift weights.
Hawkeye Gough
Hawkeye Gough:
i absolutely love all the awkward carries and movement things that truly show how strong someone is to just manhandle these implements and then you have Mariusz coming in and demolishing everyone with strength and speed
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