Stefán Sölvi Pétursson – FULLSTERKUR

Veteran Icelandic strongman v is part of a proud and ancient tradition in his home country, where the lifting of heavy stones was once the measure of a man (only an elite few could lift the heaviest stones: the fullsterkur, or “full strength” level). In the new documentary feature film FULLSTERKUR, Pétursson revisits some of Iceland’s most legendary stones, including the famed Húsafell Stone, to celebrate their unique history, and to do what locals have done since the days of the Vikings—put himself to the challenge.

Releasing live on Facebook, Sunday, August 26 at 8PM EST, 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.

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.

Watch the trailer here: