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2003/12/29 03:44:30 (permalink)

Those who've done strongman event training...

Hello.

Would you consider event training to be usefull for someone who does NOT plan to compete in strongman? Why / Why not?

The person's goals are simply to get bigger and stronger.

Cheers!
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    Slyblackdragon
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    RE: Those who've done strongman event training... 2003/12/29 03:48:24 (permalink)
    BRILLIANT!!! I want to know the same thing. I was thinking about trying some of this stuff this spring or summer...but..I wouldnt know where to start, or if it was worthwhile.
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    RE: Those who've done strongman event training... 2003/12/29 06:49:32 (permalink)
    Yes i would, when i did regular event training i definately noticed increases in size and of course strength, it hit me from so many different angles from which i had never been hit before in the gym that i couldn't help but have a positive effect imo.

    I think that even if you only use it sporadically, for example muck about with odd objects in the garden, you will have a more complete physique and a stronger more resilient one too.

    I definately recommend it, just don't let it get on top of you as i did and allow it to destroy your gym progress, you need to strike a balance.

    AL
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    JohnOvManchester
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    RE: Those who've done strongman event training... 2003/12/29 22:18:18 (permalink)
    Never done any strongman stuff but... I would do if
    a: I was strong enough.
    b: I could just go and use equipment somewhere.

    I would say that any strength based training will help you get bigger.
    The strength training itself might not add size directly but...
    For example any strength gained from log pressing would no doubt add to the weight you could handle with military press, so you could get more reps (BBing rep ranges) at a heavier weight.
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    RE: Those who've done strongman event training... 2003/12/30 13:09:50 (permalink)
    I do GPP work (sled dragging, stone lifting etc) and it has definately helped!
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    drab4
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    RE: Those who've done strongman event training... 2003/12/30 22:04:22 (permalink)
    Good, thanks.
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    RE: Those who've done strongman event training... 2003/12/30 22:13:59 (permalink)
    I train Strongman events 1-2 a week.

    Heavy farmers walks have really added size to my traps and my forearms. Also they have improved my grip which has helped my deadlift I think.

    I think any athlete should do the tyre flip - it is an incredible exercise, works just about every body part and it is fantastic for conditioning as well.

    Arm over arm pulling and stonelifting always leave my biceps fried - so I would suggest they might be an interesting way to vary your arm training on occasion.
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    Slyblackdragon
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    RE: Those who've done strongman event training... 2003/12/30 22:21:44 (permalink)
    Bad thing is, where do you find a place to do all of this?
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    RE: Those who've done strongman event training... 2003/12/30 22:25:52 (permalink)
    I'm lucky in that I train with some other strongman competitors down on a farm. The farmer lets us store equipment there and has given us a key to the gate so we can train as and when we like.

    I have also got some stuff in my garage, and I do some training at home.



    This is me flipping a light tyre up and down outside my house in the summer! The neighbours thought I was mad!

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    Slyblackdragon
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    RE: Those who've done strongman event training... 2003/12/30 22:29:59 (permalink)
    Hmm...I prolly couldn't flip that once. Maybe I'll pick up a used bicycle wheel, and then work up to a Volkswagon wheel.
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    drab4
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    RE: Those who've done strongman event training... 2003/12/31 04:06:53 (permalink)
    That tyre looks pretty big. Looks fun too!
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    RE: Those who've done strongman event training... 2003/12/31 10:37:54 (permalink)

    Nice stuff Colin! What does that tyre weigh?
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    RE: Those who've done strongman event training... 2003/12/31 11:21:55 (permalink)
    colin where the hell do you store that thing i mean you cant stick it under the stairs with the george foreman
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    RE: Those who've done strongman event training... 2003/12/31 11:40:36 (permalink)
    That tyre is about 200-250kg, (440-550 pounds) not sure of the exact weight. It is the sort of tyre you would expect to see in a "novice" strongman contest. Infact I lent my tyres to my mate Mick who organised the South Coast Strongman Challenge, they were used in the medley for the novices. Cougarman and Hypershreik from this forum both took part and flipped the tyres quickly and easily. Big Al has also flipped that tyre. It is not too hard to flip a few times, but after the first 4-5 flips your cardio starts to take a battering!

    Until recently I had a matching pair of those tyres in my garage! They are at the farm now where I do most of my events training. I phoned my local tyre company and explained that I was looking for old tyres for strongman training and they let me have the 2 for free, they took them off a local farmer's tractor and gave them to me instead of having to pay to dispose of them. I tipped the guy who brought them round £10 as he did it on his day off.

    I'm up to flipping a 320-350kg (704-770 pounds) approx tyre now, I've done 10 flips "rest-pause" with it, and 7 consecutive flips. Excellent for fitness, and all round strength, but I get some terrible bruises from it! lol
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    PikeKing
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    RE: Those who've done strongman event training... 2003/12/31 14:34:06 (permalink)

    Have you ever dropped it on you foot on a failed flip?
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    Colin.A.
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    RE: Those who've done strongman event training... 2004/01/01 10:43:54 (permalink)
    You have to sort of "lean into" the tyre as you flip it, so your feet are back from it.
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    RE: Those who've done strongman event training... 2004/01/02 19:13:06 (permalink)
    You have reminded me how much fun this stuff is now, i want to do some more!

    AL
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