FULLSTERKUR is the third documentary in a collection of films produced by Rogue Fitness, exploring strength culture around the world, connected specifically by the ancient tradition of stone lifting.

Nestled at the doorstep of the Arctic Circle, the country of Iceland is uniquely acquainted with the relationship between strength and survival. For hundreds of years, men and women were challenged to overcome harsh weather and endless winter nights by developing their own distinct physical and mental fortitude—passed down from the age of the Vikings, and iconically represented by the lifting of heavy stones. Today, on an island with a population of just over 300,000, a disproportionate number of the world’s greatest strength athletes still call Iceland home.

The film features some of the modern stars of Iceland strength, including Magnus Ver Magnuson, Hafthor Bjornsson, and Annie Thorisdottir. But it also sheds light on strength culture’s early roots in the region, from the traditions of the Vikings and Sagas to the lives of farmers and fishermen.

Explore the Stones: roguefitness.com/fullsterkur

45 Kommentare

  1. And the politicians want to pollute these genes with Islamic refugees.

    Are those Islamic refugees going to maintain the thousands of years if European pride and traditions like these men do?

    This is real Europe and it must stay this way.

  2. And again Rogue make is miracle, wonderful movie about really strong people, and his country! Very motivational for me! Gratefully! Amazing Iceland and his people! Quality 8K – is unique for sporting movie!

  3. As a Norwegian Viking I am proud to call Icelanders my Viking brothers and sisters, though I do wish we kept the Viking culture more than we currently are, in Norway, we look at it as a thing of the past that we cherish, but we don't live it like the Icelanders.
    Never forget where we come from and the history that brought us here.
    Viking power!

  4. Great documentary film. This giants for iceland are pretty strong but you should go to PUERTOLLANO, the strongest guy of Spain is there. He is descendant from Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba aka "El gran capitán", he come from a dinasty of warrior his grandgrand…grandfather fight side by si with Capitan Alanso de Contreras, Félix Lope the Vega write about him. Now he survives as a fortune soldier fighting against the descendants the Pérfida Albión in Marbella and Magaluf. The legend is that one day he squat over 1000Lbs suffering a broken spine in 3 different parts, and he only needs a ibuprofeno from his comrade Cabezón to try again this monstruous feat and hitting in for a triple. But he has the same blood as the soldiers from "Los tercios" that conquered Europe so it's something easy to belive.
    Another day i will talk about Jonan, Almogáver de la corona vieja de Aragón, as his ancestors he conquers Napolitans and crush Turkish.

  5. This shows everything I love about Iceland: Stark otherworldly beauty, deep connections to the past, most of all the most pleasant down-to-earth yet tough-as-nails people. Easily one of my top 3 documentaries.

  6. I really wanted to watch this one but there is just too much broken english and subtitle reading that is needed to fully enjoy it. Also, what's with Rogue's infatuation with stone lifting lately? Didn't they already make a documentary on lifting stones?………… just went to their website – YES. It was called "Stoneland" for crying out loud.

    I'd much rather see them do more 40-60 minutes "mini" documentaries on the "godfathers" of weightlifting/strongman. Like their Rogue Legends series when they did pieces dedicated to Sandow and Louis "Apollon"….. and then that's it. It just stopped. 2 videos/films covering just 2 dudes does not a "series" make IMO, haha. Keep going with that….. it's AWESOME!! I mean it doesn't HAVE to be what I'd deem "classical" lifters from 100 years ago. I'd say dudes like Louis Simmons is worthy of his own "Rogue Legends" video. Hell, you could make that video/film a full hour long and just scratch the surface on what he's accomplished and done for the powerlifting community. And in this "equality above all" society we live in, Bev Francis is one badass chick herself and I'd deem worthy of her own Rogue Legends video/film. Charles Glass, ARNOLD, Franco Columbo, Lee Priest, Steve Reeves, Ronnie Coleman's story would be VERY interesting to hear especially seeing on horrible of shape he's in now and the toll BBing took on his body, Larry Scott… the FIRST Mr. Olympia, Ed Coan, Larry Pacifico, Bill Kazmaier, Mark Henry's story is pretty cool, Jon Pall Sigmarsson…. I mean you guys clearly have a fetish for Icelanders/Norseman, haha, hell…. Jan Todd herself is a pretty notable figure in women's powerlifting. Point is…. there are a TON of people throughout history in the fitness game you can add to the "Rogue Legends" series.

    While I enjoyed Stoneland I didn't dig this one as much. I mean there's only so much talking about stones one can take…. it makes matters worse when you have to read the transcripts of what is being said because no one speaks clear english or english at all. Call me an "ignorant, arrogant American" if you want….. I really don't care. If you want to look at and dedicate 90 minute documentaries on lifting apparatuses I'd say I for one would be much more interested in the grand daddy of them all – a documentary on the history of the barbell and the many… MANY iterations it went through to get to the barbell we are used to seeing today.

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