.im stronger than you bosh!
.I know a trick you don't know bosh!
.then the interminable wars of attrition only the evenly matched can have. Stupid pointless establishing nothing. A contest of wills prolonged long past the point of absurdity, boredom, irritation
A guy on my MA is super into arm wrestling. He competes at quite a high level but I can't remember soecifics. He was talking about it becoming an Olympic sport which seemed v unlikely to me. He's a former climber and jacked needless to say.
Yeah - same goes for other exhibitions of strength, really. Even if some bloke's pulling a Boeing 747 with his teeth it's fundamentally visually boring.
You can't really communicate strength visually, except perhaps in combat. Yes, that's it - the effect of strength. If the effect is that a big heavy concrete ball has been lifted onto the top of a plinth it's not ver impressive.