I have looked at it but would have to make some adjustments to the third day as I do not have a yoke and atlas stones (and currently no farmer’s walk handles either). Last weekend I did a “competition” for fun with my friends and as one vent we did sandbag loading onto stapled beer cases (chest height). It felt like a power clean for me - would that be an option to replace atlas stones? So heavy over bar = bag onto platform, light series = sandbag cleans?
I have no idea how to replace a yoke walk, so I guess I would have to skip on that.
Do I clean every rep for my 5/3/1 log press day or one clean and then press away?
Would it make sense to replace front squats with box squats?
A heavy sandbag isn’t a bad replacement for a stone, neither is a keg if you are just trying to build up the same muscles you use for loading. Make sure your sandbags are packed tight.
But If you are trying to get better at stones then, sadly, you really need to get a hold of some stones. There is so much technique with them simply because there are no handles. Call local strongman gyms, they may have some molds you can rent to make some of your own, or some places will even make them for you if you are willing to come pick them up.
For the 5/3/1 Log. I think it depend on if you want to get better at cleaning or pressing. If your clean needs work, I would try to get lots of reps of it in. But if it is solid, I would clean once and press away.
If you check out LoRez’s Training log he is working on a design for a “chain” yoke that you can probably replicate with items from a local hardware store. Mike Jenkins swore by a yoke like this.
For strongman, front squats will have better carry over than box squats. Unless you are using a SSB or yoke bar. Out of all of the movements with traditional gym equipment, front squats will help you more with strongman than just about anything.
I hope that helps.
Keg is a good idea, I can easily pick one up. Sadly there are no strongman gyms near me that I know of. Strength sports of any kind are very unpopular compared to the US where I live. That is especially bad because competitions are pretty rare and often lack novice categories. But I think for now I can live well without stones as I am really a true beginner in this and have a lot of room for overall improvement.
I should probably clean every rep as I can press pretty good but clean terrible.
I would love to have a SSB but unfortunately a standard barbell is all I got. I tried box squats yesterday and they were suprinsingly hard. The movement feels good but the range of motion ends above parallel and I am not sure if that may be a problem. Since I am starting the program most likely in juanuary I will experiment with front squats and box squats and will then decide.