One of the main attractions at highland games are the heavyweight athletes taking part in the different events over the course of the day.
The athletes normally commence with the 16lb and then the 22lb shot putt, move on to throwing the 28lb weight for distance, throwing the 16lb and 22lb hammer for distance, tossing the caber, and then throwing the 56lb weight over the bar for height.
Ever since the days when the various clans had battles between each other to prove their strength, prowess, agility and fleetness of speed, there has been a keen interest to prove this fete of strength by men against each other.
With the variety of events in which the heavyweight athletes participate they must develop the necessary power and strength of all muscle groups throughout the body from the feet through their legs and body and eventually to arms and fingers. To achieve this level of fitness they must train hard to achieve this.