Get training, nutrition, and gear recommendations from an active competitor to reach your full strength potential.

Stephen Moore

The Iron Guild

Just like you, I am a massive strongman nerd. 

I quote strongman stats like an obsessed NFL fan. However, my inner nerd runs much deeper than that. 

The Iron Guild name came from my desire to blend my love of the strongman community and some of the themes that draw me to Tolkien’s work or games like Skyrim. 

A guild is an association of people for mutual aid or the pursuit of a common goal, and the Iron Guild is an association of lifting nerds on a quest to reach their full-strength potential while enjoying every step of the process. 

My goal as the guide of the Iron Guild is to offer strongman training up as a quest that compels aspiring lifters to become nerds with built-in motivation and gets long-time lifters as excited to hit the gym as the newbies they once were.

Join The Guild

Meet Stongman Stephen Moore

At the age of 25, I lost my right foot after being hit by a drunk driver, and although I was grateful that I survived the accident, I thought my lifting career was over.

At that point, I had been powerlifting for twelve years, and the gym was my anti-depressant and an ever-evolving goal generator for me.

After my pity party was over, I decided, after years of being a fanboy of Strongman, to train for a local competition. I didn’t realize it at the time, but this new quest was a huge part of my recovery, both mentally and physically.

One year after the amputation, I took second at a local strongman competition, and that was just the beginning. Seven years later, I have won America’s Strongest Athlete with a Disability three times, placed 2nd, 3rd, and 2nd at the Magnus Ver Magnusson Adaptive World Championships, and this year I won and took home the title of Adaptive World’s Strongest Man!

Eight years ago, I may have lost my foot, but I gained something I am forever grateful for, the ability to prove that anyone can achieve their goals if they want it badly enough.

I also take pride in the fact that I’ve won a number of local shows against able-bodied athletes.