In Part 2, Orlando continues drilling the athletes on technique. In the last video, athletes learned how to deadlift a stone. Now the athletes take the stone from the ground into their laps.
From the stable lap position, the next step is to shoulder the stone.
“I want you to generate power in a hurry,” Orlando says.
The athletes practice the core-to-extremity movement of shouldering the stone, and Orlando cautions athletes against panicking mid-lift. Instead, he says they should allow the stone to roll into place and feel free to drop the stone if the lift isn’t perfect.
After learning proper technique, the athletes perform a half-Tabata workout of stone shouldering.
The strongman’s final coaching point is to enjoy lifting odd objects.
“You gotta have fun with this stuff and you need to experiment with new modalities all the time,” he says. “Go out there and find new things to play with.”
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Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 135 by Justin Judkins, published Sept. 1, 2010.