After training for 7+ years as a bodybuilder (never competitive, just personal choices), I’ve semi-made this decision, which I believe to be a big move, to strongman training. While bodybuilding training produces functional muscularity, it is not nearly as functional as strongman training. I’ve decided to trade the looks for functionality (although I don’t believe it will be a complete trade-off, since there are many strongmen with phenomenal physiques).
- Has anyone else here made this transition successfully?
- How difficult was the transition?
- Did you find yourself with a good base starting in the strongman training, or did you feel as if you were very green around the ears?
Also, if anyone can point me out to some beginner strongman training websites or threads, that would be fantastic (including a site that preferably has nutritional suggestions as well, as I’m sure the nutritional needs are a lot higher for strongman).
Deadlift: 445x1, 405x8
Squat: Been doing 315 for 6-8 for the past few months
Incline Bench (I don’t do flat, much): 265x 5-8
This site has been an invaluable resource for me for the past few years, and I hope it can come through for me again.
P.S. I don’t plan to compete, or at least not anytime in the near years. Everything I do as far as training goes is for personal satisfaction. +I do use AAS, and I don’t plan to compete in any sports where I’d be considered a cheater.