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Strongman Info/Advice for Beginners?


#1

Just looking to incorporate some strongman stuff into my powerlifting stuff. Just to have some extra power and to improve my functional fitness while shifting some serious weight (not a massive fan of running haha).

Any ideas for some workouts or what equipment to purchase first (i have a home gym) and any advice for technique and such would just be awesome. Thanks


#2

Some stuff doesn’t have to be bought. I have two big tires that were free. One is a huge radial beast and I have no idea how much it weighs; all of the writing was worn off the thing long before I got it! It’s heavy tho I estimate around 400lbs. The other is smaller (estimated weight 180-200) non-radial and I tied a 100’ 1" rope to it and use for hand over hand dragging, I also hit this one with a 14lbs sledgehammer for conditioning work. I use a trap bar that I got off of Craigslist for farmers carry. My wife got me a Rogue 150lbs sandbag for Christmas and I use it for carries and just recently started doing static holds with it as a finisher. Something like 4x as long as possible. Sounds easy but it it’ll tax that ass. A friend of mine made a homemade yoke for me but I don’t use it as much as I thought I would. About every two weeks is enough for me. I really want a couple of kegs but those suckers are hard to come by! Check out Brian Alsruhe on YouTube and his logs on here as @Alpha. He has tons of free information on strongman.