|08-06-2012, 01:48 PM||#11|
does wayyy too many strongman contests
Fat, Pale, Weak
Join Date: May 2011
Training Exp: 4
Training Type: Strongman
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Beer
Farmers walk: It trains the entire body to be used to holding a heavy weight and moving with it. It helps with coordination while moving with a load. It will also improve cns capacity as well as lung capacity.
Sled/Car Dragging: Whether seated or done with a harness, it will kick your ass. Develops power from a standstill and teaches you to maintain that power. Makes you focus on what you are doing and moving while breathing. Beats the hell out of your lungs.
Atlas Stones: This one is shady, but it teaches you mental toughness. A stone is unforgiving and couldnt care less if it is left on the ground or loaded onto a platform or thrown over a bar. It teaches you to deal with physical pain, I have never lifting even a small stone without at least some discomfort.
The most important aspect to me of strongman style training is confidence. Everytime I see a small car now, I know I can deadlift it. Everytime I see a dump truck, I know that with a harness and an anchored rope, I can pulll it(depending on load). I will never condone tire flipping to an athlete as the risks are far greater than the rewards(just my opinion). Making a blanket statement saying that something shouldnt be done because there is no benefits is so stupid in the world of athletics. There is a benefit in every type of exercise, even crossfit.
PR's as of 10/24/2011:
Push Press: 235X3
Clean and Strict Press: 175X3
12 inch Log Press: 250
Atlas Stone: 300 over 48" bar
Hummer Tire Dead: 500X3
18" Deadlift: 550
Many more PR's to come
Youtube user name: Coachlefty
Last edited by austin.j.taylor; 08-06-2012 at 01:52 PM.
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