Think sandbags, yokes, tires, atlas stones, sleds, ropes, and a whole lot of fun!
This isn’t just for the strongest people out there. This program, like our CrossFit Program, program is fully scalable. There’s no requisite strength or fitness level to participate.
You will learn how to brace, pull sleds, breath, lift and press odd objects, use farmer’s handles, and carry a yoke.
The training is a combination of strength training and metabolic conditioning, and we place a premium on breath and movement principles. We aren’t teaching you to be strong. We are teaching you to be strong by moving well.
This is a very Potent Stimulus. This class will blend old school movements and objects with “new school” programming and theories.
The dynamic nature of a clean and press with a sandbag, for example, trumps a neatly loaded barbell. These unfavorable stimuli yield incredible gains that outperform the world of conveniently designed barbells and dumbbells.
“Large loads, long distances, quickly.” In the strength and conditioning world, this is the Holy Grail. Strongman has the ability to foster work capacity better than anything out there with these tools. Moving heavy loads quickly is the name of the game for fitness development.
When’s the last time you found a nicely chalked handle when you bent down to help a friend move a couch? Strongman is a remarkable tool for building functional strength and capacity because, in part, of its ability to force athletes to execute movements in sub-optimal positions with odd objects. “Knees out, heels down, chest up” is great when you’re lifting a barbell on a lifting platform, but life doesn’t happen that way.
The phosphagenic and glycolytic pathways are our bread and butter. Increasing proficiency in competency in unconventional Strongman lifts will increase current personal bests and increase stability and durability.
Movement understanding and competence, breath control, how to learn and think critically about your training, and developing a sound base are the goals of this program.