Jim, I am new to strongman and I am looking for templates that might suit my schedule. I came across your post here: http://www.jimwendler.com/2011/09/strongman-training-and-531/
However in your fist sentence you stated
“Provided that youâ??re not a strongman in training (i.e. you arenâ??t training for a contest), this is easy to do.”
Which is not my case. This would be my first contest in any weightlifting sport and I am paranoid about doing poorly and failing (Ill probably calm down once I get into a routine).
Google shows an alternative template (wont list the website since it is from a competitor to T-Nation) that follows the 5/3/1 protocol 3 days a week emphasizing OH press, Deadlifting, and events. Now, taking a look at the events day I know that will kick my ass and lead to an injury or burnout. One day of Log+Yoke+Farmers+Stones+Sled per week seems too intense for long term progress.
My research indicates that there is no one proven method to train for strongman. I am looking for your input on the topic in the context of your program, thank you for your help in advance.