Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Should guys train like a powerlifter for several years to build up overall strength before adding in strongman training, or can they add in some strongman specific training right away?
For what it's worth, I know without a doubt that my pro strongman training buddy ( who put on the comp where Brian Shaw turned pro ) would say "guys should train like a powerlifter for several years..." ( that's what he, i.e. my training buddy, did ).
6'8" 343# 45 years old.
330 farmers 40 feet 12 seconds
545 deadlift double overhand no straps
700 pound tire, 50 feet, 30 seconds
"BIG sums this man up. He hasn't scratched his potential yet. With some work he will be one of the top HW masters in the US if he keeps at it." - Jay Hagadorn