Well this is a bit more of a theoretical question.
'Are strongman implements a nice addition to training?'
Perhaps they have great carryover...
Maybe as an accessory lift. Maybe as a finisher. Maybe even as a main lift.
Farmer walks seem to be highly praised, and atlas stones and log lifts have some awesome numbers in tests from Stu McGill.
Those are probabely the easiest to make if I ever get started in this kind of training.
Besides,it seems to be a ton of fun, makes me feel like grandpa!
Carrying heavy odd stuff is what my granddad and I do alot. He did it all his life all his free time he had, and he can still toss me around...and Im 50 lbs heavier...and Im 25 inches taller...and 46 years younger.
This is probably partially because of the Strength-Skill component you (CT) discussed. Yet something makes me feel this is also about carryover from moving odd heavy stuff.
Hope to hear from you guys, you already helped me alot. This is an awesome community.