Strong front squat (and mid-section of body) is good to have if you are thinking of lifting heavy stones. Techniquewise it’s rather hard to train without an actual stone, but if you have heavy sand bags, that might help to catch the idea of lifting awkward shaped object from ground to platform. IF you have to carry the stone for like 30ft the sand bag carry might do the trick here. Tho they are totally different types of events and equipment (solid stone vs. squishy bag).
You can also try to find somewhat round natural stones, or chisel one but that’s kinda waaay harder than buying a mold and making the stone yourself
Hope this helps!
That does, thank you. Starting to look for sandbags, since everyone commenting on it so far (these few posts on here and other lifters) seems to suggest them.
Is it the usa strongman event June 6 in Boardman Ohio per chance? That will be my first one as well if it is, I have heard heavy sandbags could be a good substitute.[/quote]
No, it is in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Congrats on your first contest! I’ll second sandbags. They are closer to stones than anything else. I was having trouble with getting sandbags off of the floor, but then my coach said, "they’re just like stones, and then it clicked. Will it be a serious or max? [/quote]
Thanks on the advice, but I did nothing to qualify for the competition. It will be a series: 200/220/240/260/280 (lbs)
Another vote for sandbags and kegs to train for stones.[/quote]
Thank you, I should have mentioned I have access to kegs.