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Novice Strongman


#1

Where should you be at in the core lifts before entering a novice strongman. I found a lot of info for open strongman but hardly anything on novice. It's a long way off for me but I think it'd be a fun goal to have.


#2

[quote]GetTheLedOut wrote:
Where should you be at in the core lifts before entering a novice strongman. I found a lot of info for open strongman but hardly anything on novice. It’s a long way off for me but I think it’d be a fun goal to have. [/quote]

Core lifts are inconsequential, especially since contests vary. You can make up for “weak” lifts with a lot of speed and technique. I’ve seen guys crush an overhead event with a weight that they could never press in their lives because they had an amazing jerk technique.

Your best bet is to find a contest in your area and sign up for it. Whatever the novice weights are, I assure you that you’ll get MUCH stronger at them if you have a contest you’re training for versus just training on your own.


#3

[quote]T3hPwnisher wrote:

[quote]GetTheLedOut wrote:
Where should you be at in the core lifts before entering a novice strongman. I found a lot of info for open strongman but hardly anything on novice. It’s a long way off for me but I think it’d be a fun goal to have. [/quote]

Core lifts are inconsequential, especially since contests vary. You can make up for “weak” lifts with a lot of speed and technique. I’ve seen guys crush an overhead event with a weight that they could never press in their lives because they had an amazing jerk technique.

Your best bet is to find a contest in your area and sign up for it. Whatever the novice weights are, I assure you that you’ll get MUCH stronger at them if you have a contest you’re training for versus just training on your own.[/quote]

This.

I’d also like to add that strongman shows are very fun and great environments to be at. Bring a friend with you to compete or just come along. Definitely a good experience even if you zero out on the events.