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Martins Licis / Odd Haugen seminar – Train with the Strongest Men in the World!

February 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

2016’s 6th Strongest Man in the World, Martins Licis, will be visiting Viking Performance Training on Sunday, February 26th…

…but Martins won’t be alone!  His mentor, the legendary Odd Haugen, will be attending as well for an incredible chance to learn and train from the best not only in the world, but HISTORY!

Achievements (select):

Martins Licis

14591016_1032023180249904_6521528743687618560_n2016 World’s Strongest Man – 6th place

2016 Absolute World Champion – MAS Wrestling

2017 SBD National Championship – 1st place

A ‘freakish’ athlete in a 300lb body, Martins’s rapid success in the strength world is made even more impressive by being one of the smaller men in the professional circuit.  Known for being able to do backflips or gymnastics skills on rings like men half his size, Martins’ blend of athleticism, strength, and obsession with perfect technique makes him a force to be reckoned with and a top contender for future World’s Strongest Man.

Earlier in 2016, Martins also became the first man ever to defeat the unstoppable Russian juggernaut Viktor Kolibabchuk in the MAS Wrestling Absolute World Championship – ending an undefeated reign over 5 years long.


Odd Haugen, the “Visegrip Viking”

oddWorld’s Strongest Man competitor (competing while in his mid-50s!)

Multiple world-record holder in feats of grip strength

Former powerlifting national champion and bodybuilding European champion

Former NFL player (Washington Redskins / San Francisco 49ers)

President of MAS Wrestling USA and dotFit

Owner of ‘The Training Hall’, a fantastic gym for serious strength athletes in Newbury Park, California, just a few miles from LA.

Odd has spent his life dedicated to showing what the human body can do with determination, willpower, and unyielding work ethic.



The seminar will include TRAINING and LEARNING… so bring notepads and training gear!  Subjects will include most, if not all, of the following:

  • How to program for all around strength and competitions
  • Overhead variations – log, axle, Mouser block, and Power Center (Bartos) Circus Dumbbell
  • Stone of Steel
  • Building speed on carries
  • Squatting and deadlifting for strongman
  • MAS Wrestling
  • Viking Visegrip work
  • Competitive Strategies and equipment use
  • … and possibly more, with a big group of us all going out to eat dinner and recover afterwards!

What makes learning from these truly remarkable athletes such an amazing opportunity isn’t just their accomplishments, but their ability to think and KNOW how to train!  Odd and Martins are both known for being thinkers – they break events down and really know how to finely tune and prepare the body for anything, allowing them to compete at such high levels as either one of the youngest and smallest (such as Martins) or for decades against much younger men (like Odd).

Date/Time- Sunday, February 26th, seminar begins at 11am (Doors will open at 10:00).

Location- Viking Performance Training, 139 Greenbag Rd., Morgantown WV 26501

Hotel- There is no official hotel, but don’t hesitate to email or call me, I’d be glad to give recommendations!


Attendance Fee- All this knowledge & hands-on training for $100 (+$5 PayPal fee)!

Contact Info– Jay Handley: email jhandley@vikingperformancetraining.com, phone (304) 216-7496.

Stay up to date on the seminar on the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/190138564751906/

Hope to see as many of you as possible for a day of great training, world-class teaching, and a hell of a good time!


In consideration of your acceptance of this entry, I hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and my assignees, waive, and release all rights and damages I may have against Paul Mouser, Jerry Handley, Odd Haugen, Martins Licis, The Training Hall, MAS Wrestling USA, The City of Morgantown, Viking Performance Training LLC, Carol Atkins, Commercial Development, and all sponsors of the event, their representatives and assigns, for any and all injuries incurred by me in conjunction with this competition and in traveling to and from the event. And in further consideration of permission being granted to me to participate in the America's Strongest Viking and its related events, I hereby grant Strongman Corp. and/or any other approved video or entertainment organization and all of their agents, successors, licensees, and assigns, the right to photograph or otherwise reproduce (whether by film, tape, still photography or otherwise) my voice, appearance, and name, and to exhibit, distribute, transmit, and/or otherwise exploit any and all media, including without limitation, by means of still photography, motion pictures, radio, television, television motion pictures, video, printing or any other medium now known or hereafter devised, including with respect also to any merchandising, advertising, and/or publicity, and the right to use my name and information about me in any connection with any of the foregoing. The rights granted by me hereunder are granted for the entire universe and shall endure in perpetuity and no further compensation shall be payable to me at anytime in connection therewith. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to obligate Strongman Corp., and/or any other approved video or entertainment organization, to photograph or otherwise reproduce my voice, appearance or name, or to make use of any rights granted herein. I also understand that the aforementioned rights may be reassigned at any time without further consent. I understand that Strongman Corp., and/or any other approved video or entertainment organization are videotaping and photographing the Event in express reliance upon foregoing, and I represent and agree that I am free to grant the rights granted to Strongman Corp. and/or any other approved video or entertainment organization hereunder. Therefore I affix my signature below:

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February 26, 2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Jerry Handley
(304) 216-7496
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Viking Performance Training
141 Greenbag Road
Morgantown, 26501 United States
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(304) 216-7496
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