There were plenty of eye-popping weights hoisted in Macarthur on Saturday.
More than 40 people took part in this year's NSW Strongest Man and Woman competition at the Gregory Hills Hotel.
Competitors were put through their paces in a range of grueling challenges, including lifting a monster dumbbell with one hand and carrying a yoke (metal frame), weighing up to 350kg, on their back for a 20-metre course.
Andrew Fraser and Emily Lambkins were crowned the state's strongest, winning the men's and women's open division.
It is the second time in three years that Gregory Hills has hosted the competition, which is the equivalent of state titles.
The 2019 event was hosted by PTC Macarthur and gym co-owner Matt Pitman said it was a great day of action.
"We had a lot of spectators and there were some good weights lifted," Pitman said.
"A lot of people exceeded their own expectations."
The Macarthur region was well represented at Saturday's competition.
Highlights included Ashleigh Waldheim breaking her own Australian record by lifting 48 kilograms in the monster dumbell category.
Waldheim, who trains at PTC Macarthur, then broke that record by lifting 53kg on her next attempt.
PTC Macarthur-trained trio Jake Callanghan, Jacob Rasmussen and Myles Crane also finished first, second and third respectively in the under-105kg men's division.
For full results, visit the PTC Macarthur Facebook page.