You expect lot of lifting and carrying of heavy things, but the creativity of the events was impressive. Some of the most intriguing, and disturbing, events were the car carry (where they hoist a 900-lb. car body on their shoulders and walk a set length), the car lift (where they do repetitions lifting two cars weighing about 650 lbs.), the water barrels (where they carry three 200-lb. barrels through water), and the pillars of Hercules (where they prevent two pillars from falling for as long as possible).
And I thought I had a hard time explaining my job to people. Can you imagine the dinner conversations these guys have? So, honey, what did you do today? Well, I tried to carry two refrigerators for 25 m., but I could only go 20 m.