Does anyone have any info about how strongman competitors train? In terms of movements/exercises, reps, weights, sets, rests, cycling, etc.? Any resources online where I can get this info?
go to www.bodybuilding.com and do a search - there's a couple of routines there...
I train with my buddy who competes and we usually just do the actual events. We'll usually pick 2 excercises a day. Example: Farmers walks and Super Yolk. We'll pick a distance say 100 FT we'll do the super yolk. rest do it again rest, for say 4 or 5 times. Then we'll do the same thing with the farmers walk. We'll do both hands for say 5 rotations and then do one handed farmers walks where you walk 100ft one way with one hand switch hands and walk back 100ft with the other for 5 rotations.
On another day we'll do tire flips and chain pulls. We usually finish up with some KB swings and some AB work.
do a serach in the archives at www.t-mag.com
look for Srongman Exercises, Strongman Injuries
How to train like Magnus, How not to lift a tire
by Thomas Incledon and From Lab Geek to Strongman
A True Adventure by Thomas Incledon
you prolly have to register...good luck
Thanks guys....anyone else?
Too many variables.
Depends on how far out from a contest they are
What events are involved
Where they're weak
alot of people use a westside hybrid plan with event days or just event lifts mixed in.
Svend Karlsen and Magnus Samuelson both have DVDs specifically on that.
We also do Medleys. Tire Flip,Run with a Keg,chain pull.
There is some stuff here, down at the bottom of the page.
There is a good discussion group here that has alot of strongman competitors http://pub208.ezboard.com/bbulkandpower48873
Check out Totalperformancesports.com. They have put out "how to" training videos for strongman training. I'm sure they can answer all your questions.