I just found out about “strongman” maybe 2 or 3 months ago. It really does appeal to me for a lot of reasons. I know the term “functional” strength is thrown out all the time, but I think strongman training is as functional as it gets.
The issue is I don’t have a strongman gym near me and I travel a bunch so typical commercial gyms is what I use to stay strong and in shape.
Once I settle in a few months I will join a strongman gym.
While training at a commercial gym is there anything I can do to help have some carryover to the events? I know it won’t be good as training the events, but it’s something at the very least.
I’m thinking maybe these are lifts that will help or that I should focus on more (but not limited to):
-Clean & Press
-Push Press/Strict Press
-Farmers Walk (Using trap bar)
I’m also thinking I should order some “fat-gripz” so I can make the barbell thicker to replicate the axles?
If any of your more experienced fellows can help me out, I would be grateful. Thank you!
On a side note, log presses looks fun as hell!