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May 22, 2014
Bill Starr goes over the finer points of training to lift big loads in strongman competitions.
In Building Behemoths: Part 1, I outlined a number of exercises useful to any athlete training for any type of strongman competition, including those planning on entering any level of Highland games.
In that article, I promised to provide some ideas as to how to improve endurance and flexibility, two attributes often… Continue Reading
March 16, 2014
Bill Starr offers simple strategies for anyone training for strongman competitions.
The various Iron Man Events, and particularly the most popular one of all, The World’s Strongest Man, came along in 1977 and became more popular with TV audiences than either Olympic lifting or powerlifting.
It didn’t surprise me at all that the contests were so popular. The concept was really based on what happened at the very… Continue Reading
A tire flip is not a deadlift.
“You’ve got to think offensive lineman,” Rob Orlando of CrossFit Strongman says as he instructs Tom Rowland to drive into the tire.
Ideally, you need to set up a foot to 15 inches away from the tire with the feet outside the hips and the body pressed against the rubber. You drive with the legs to get the tire off the ground, take a half step, then give it a knee… Continue Reading
Losing control is the road to adaptation, Rob Orlando says.
In this video, the Hybrid Athletics owner has a Q&A with a group of nine Israeli CrossFitters who visited his box late last year. Among them is Moshiko “Mo” Sameach, known as an athlete with near-perfect form on every rep.
“If it’s flawless, it’s not fast enough,” Orlando tells him. “If the question is, ‘How do I get from a five-minute Fran to a three-minute Fran?’ you don’t need to be much stronger… Continue Reading
Programming isn’t hard, says stongman guru Rob Orlando. While it’s easy to get lost in the minutia, you need to see the big picture.
“We’re doing this to get healthier, fitter, faster 10 years from now—not next week,” Orlando explains.
In this video, the Hybrid Athletics owner has a Q&A with a group of nine Israeli CrossFitters who visited his box late last year.
“I can teach somebody how to open their hip and use it in less than five… Continue Reading
In late October 2011, Hybrid Athletics hosted nine CrossFitters from Israel for four days. The group made the trip specifically to work with box owner and strongman expert Rob Orlando. At the end of the visit, eight completed a Level 1 Seminar at the Stamford, Conn., affiliate.
“We’ve practiced the kegs, the yoke, the farmer’s handles, the logs, the stones—all the tools that we use—and we’re going to send them home armed with the… Continue Reading