Making America Swole Again

“Straining under Strongman-level poundage, huge bodies don’t just shake — they vibrate. Competitors’ eyes distend; their faces turn deep, vascular hues; delicate veins and capillaries blow out and burst. Sometimes blood rushes to the head so quickly it will just start pouring out someone’s nose. ‘Don’t worry,’ MC Mark Henry assures us as a clean-up crew is sent to handle a bloody trail left across the stage after a yoke carry. ‘This is totally normal.'”

—Showler, Suzannah. “Making America Swole Again.” Buzzfeed. April, 2017.