Who is PALL LOGASON you may say, but I think that you may continue reading when you realise that he is one of the best RAW powerlifters in the world with RAW TOTAL of 1025KG (2050lb).
He has also won the 2010 Icelandic Loglift Championship and in came 3rd in 2011 Iceland’s Strongest Man, which is great achievement, for a Powerlifter who does Strongman competitions for fun.
Phil Burgess: Is there something in the Icelandic Water which helps produce so many strongmen for a small country?
Pall Logason: Oh, absolutely. We have the cleanest tap water in the world and we drink allot of it. It helps
Phil Burgess: How good do you think you are as a strongman?
Pall Logason: I compete alot in strongman. I do ok I guess. I’m no Zydrunas Savickas but I try my best and usually that comes with a good result.
Phil Burgess: What do you love the most about Strength Sports?
Pall Logason: I love the personal challenges I guess. and I love the feeling I get when I do better then I could before.
Phil Burgess: You train at the Jakabol Gym what other top lifters/strongmen train there?
Pall Logason: Thor Bjornsson trains there and most of the strongmen in Iceland. Stefán Sölvi Pétursson has a place where he trains and I train there sometimes too.
Phil Burgess: In 2011 you did a 400kg raw squat, which is an Icelandic record, do you think you will be able to take this to 450kg in the next two years?
Pall Logason: Yes, I do. I am 100% sure that I can be the best ever raw squatter in the world.
Phil Burgess: How do you train for Powerlifting? Do you use the conventional progressive overload approach?
Pall Logason: I train powerlifting my way. I train three times a week. I squat on monday, I benchpress on wednesday and deadlift on friday. I do allot of sets, not many reps and a lot of weight.
Phil Burgess: How many times a week do you train and how long are your training sessions? You mentioned a 4 hour training session?
Pall Logason: My training is very different when I train for strongman or powerlifting.
For Strongman I usually train for 3-4hr at a time, 3-5 times a week.
For Powerlifting I train 3 times a week for 3-4hr at a time.
Phil Burgess: What is your best Raw Squat, Deadlift, and Bench Press?
Pall Logason: All RAW..
- 881lb squat,
- 551lb bench
- 826lb deadlift (860ld in training).
My best RAW total is 2260lbs
Phil Burgess: Do you ever compete equipped or do you only do RAW comps and what are your feelings about equipped meets?
Pall Logason: I have competed equipped, and probably will again someday but I still hate that those shirts and suits have destroyed the sport of powerlifting.
There’s no turning back now and it will only get worse. It sucks alot…
Phil Burgess: What do you do when you are not training?
Pall Logason: I am a full time sales rep and a part-time personal trainer. To relax I watch TV.
Phil Burgess: What are your goals for 2012 and beyond that?
Pall Logason: For 2012, I just want to have fun doing strongman and give powerlifting a rest for the year.
However my long-term powerlifting goals are to have the best raw squat and best raw total ever (for now at least, haha).
Phil Burgess: Finally, which 3 people have inspired you, from the world of Powerlifting?
Pall Logason: Kirk Karwoski, Benedikt Magnússon, and James Henderson.