Strongman training is a type of strength competition made up of a variety of events in which the participants must show brute strength and determination. The winner is chosen by tallying up how much total weight the person can move and/or lift throughout the various challenges. Some events at Strongman are tire or rock flipping, squats, dumbbell press, car flipping, car pulling, etc. The list goes on to show the most creative way to show someone’s max strength. Participating involves a large amount of stress on your hands, wrists, and obliques requiring everyone to be properly equipped to prevent harm onto themselves.
Strength is the main factor in becoming a strongman, without strength you won’t make it far. On the other hand, the practice for is should consist of deadlifts, overhead raise, and squats. Another way to become a strongman is by using weighted holds and carries for your core strength.
Training to become a strongman won’t happen just from an ordinary gym, finding a unique setting to help with your cleans, rows, curls, abs, and grip work is significant in preparation. Deadlifts, overhead presses, and squats can all be done in a regular setting, but to become a strongman you need to think outside the box in how you lift heavier weights.
Competitors in strongman look fat because of the intense training they do to compete. When the competitors burn hundreds or even thousands of calories, they need to not only replenish what they lost, but what they’ll need in the future. Having a body fat doesn’t hurt the competitors as long as they can perform.