The most famous competition of this type is World's Strongest Man and the "World's Strongest Man Super Series", however many countries hold national-level competitions.
In recent years, interest in the sport at the grassroots level has skyrocketed, leading to the spontaneous formation of local clubs, loosely affiliated with provincial/state and national associations
Training for strongman involves building overall strength in the gym, and training with competition implements to gain familiarity. In the gym it is necessary to train the entire body for strength, especially with variants of the squat, deadlift, and overhead press.
Also important is explosive power, developed by weightlifting-style lifts, and cardiovascular conditioning. Grip strength must also be developed. Like any sport, it is necessary to train using the equipment one encounters in the sport. In the case of strongman, these include logs, tires, yokes, farmer's walk implements, etc.; building strength in the gym alone is insufficient.
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Set up - 1 x Feeler Round @ 50%
This workout is broken into 3 HIIT segments. Do each segment 3 x with a 90sec rest between each effort. Work in Pairs.
This is about maximal efforts that can be sustained for 3 rounds.
- 10 Rope Slam
- 20 Alternate Rope Waves
- 10 Wall Balls
- 1 Quad Sprint Banded (Super tough resistance)
- 1 Tyre Backward Drag (Quad)
- 1 Hex Bar Farmer Carry (Quad) / Partner Piggy
- 10 KB Swings (USA)
- 1 Bear Walk (Quad)
- 10 Plyo Pusups (Drop in - Front Raise - Claps)
- 10 Burpee Tyre Flips
- 1 set Max Pull Ups
- 1 x Partner Rope Tow (Quad)