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Strongman Books

Has anyone read “Applied Strongman Training for Sport” by C.P. and, if so, how was it?

If not, any suggestions on a good book for beginning strongman training?


I haven’t read any books but there is only one way to get into and good at strongman training. USE THE IMPLEMENTS!!! Seriously, there is no substitued for just practicing using the implements. The only other advice I’d have for you is to just get strong. Using westside for skinny bastard plus an events day would be just about perfect for getting stronger and using the implements. In closing it boils down to get strong, practice.

I haven’t read any books on strongman training and I’m not sure I ever will.

You need to find a group of people to train events with, then you need to enter a competition and go from there.

Its interesting that you mention WS4SB.

Do you use a similiar template? I have been working out for about 14 years now, so I didn’t know if the repition perscirptions may be too high in that program.