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2004/02/04 10:35:00 (permalink)
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training for strongman?

what sort of training would you recommend for an 18 year old wanting to become a strongman?
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    Dr Z
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    RE: training for strongman? 2004/02/04 10:40:55 (permalink)
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    As far as gym training goes, concentrate on the big lifts, Deadlift, squat, overhead pressing, power cleans etc. but you really need to get some event training in, some events can be improvised with dumbells (log press, farmers walk etc) but obviously it would be better to get experience with the proper equipment
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    RE: training for strongman? 2004/02/04 13:18:51 (permalink)
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    Whats your deadlift, squat and overhead press? How strong is your grip?
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    RE: training for strongman? 2004/02/04 14:02:57 (permalink)
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    As has already been said - stick to basic, compound movements.

    I base my gym training around these exercises:

    Squats,
    Overhead Squats,
    Deadlifts
    Thick Bar Deadlifts
    Power Cleans
    Barbell Rows
    Military presses
    Push Presses

    If you want to be a strongman you need to train the events!
    Phone round tyre dealers and get yourself an old tractor/earthmover tyre to flip. Also try and get yourself a sandbag to work with. Pushing a car/van is excellent cardio.

    That will see you through until you can either get a log and some farmers walk impliments, or you fins a local strongman training group that you can join in with.

    Good luck, strongman is excellent fun.
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    RE: training for strongman? 2004/02/05 11:10:30 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by MikeyFive

    Whats your deadlift, squat and overhead press? How strong is your grip?



    deadlift = 420
    squat = 400
    overhead press = 180

    @ a bodyweight of 165
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    RE: training for strongman? 2004/02/05 11:41:54 (permalink)
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    Looks like the key to progress for you is to keep training hard and get some food down your neck! You really need to get that bodyweight up to be competitive. You have time on your side though, so if you add 10-15 pounds of quality weight a year for the next 3 years you will be up around the 200 pound mark around the age of 21.

    How tall are you?

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    RE: training for strongman? 2004/02/05 12:03:48 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Colin.A.

    Looks like the key to progress for you is to keep training hard and get some food down your neck! You really need to get that bodyweight up to be competitive. You have time on your side though, so if you add 10-15 pounds of quality weight a year for the next 3 years you will be up around the 200 pound mark around the age of 21.

    How tall are you?





    6 foot
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    Colin.A.
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    RE: training for strongman? 2004/02/05 13:10:03 (permalink)
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    6 foot is about the perfect height for strongman I think. Much taller than that and guys tend to have problems with squatting and deadlifting sometimes, much shorter and some of the loading events can cause problems.

    Also at 6 foot you can carry enough bodyweight to help with truck pulls and similar, without it slowing you down too much on other events.

    Long term I think you should work on packing another 100 pounds of bodyweight on, might take you 5 or 6 years, but at six foot and a solid 260ish pounds you would have a great foundation for strongman.
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    RE: training for strongman? 2004/02/09 19:37:44 (permalink)
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    Hi, Colin - Antony

    Colin, u said u have some information about some strongman competitions, can u please get in touch with me about them.
    Much appreciated.
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    RE: training for strongman? 2004/02/09 19:38:35 (permalink)
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    Hi, Colin - Antony

    Colin, u said u have some information about some strongman competitions, can u please get in touch with me about them.
    Much appreciated.
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