The sailors who rowed out from Dritvik to fish from open boats tested their strength by lifting these stones. The name for each stone is associated with strength needed to lift it onto a plinth or natural stone platform. If you were to lift a small stone you’d get a half share and if you were to lift a big stone you’d get a full share.
Fullsterkur / Full Strong / 154 kg
Hálfsterkur / Half Strong / 100 kg
Hálfdrættingur / Weakling / 54 kg
Amlóði / Useless / 23 kg
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.