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Strongman Training

Putting Your Strongman Training Into Perspective

I was a professional strongman. I’ve made much more money talking about and teaching strongman than I ever did competing. A friend of mine is a professional half marathon runner. She has made

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How Often to Train Strongman Events

Athletes who are looking for an edge often wonder if they can increase the frequency of training with the implements. There is no blanket answer for this question, but instead consider these concepts

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How to Train Strongman with Multiple Sessions Per Day

I recently wrote an article dealing with the time crunched individual and making progress on just three short sessions a week. While this is the situation for the majority of strongman athletes, there

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How to Fix Your Weakest Strongman Movements

You can’t be great at everything, but you certainly can get better. Everyone has their least favorite movements and those are usually the ones that do not come naturally. There are a number

Strongman Over 40

Strongman Training Over 40 Years Old

While most people would consider such an extreme sport something for young athletes to enjoy, Strongman is a sport that can be enjoyed as a master’s athlete, especially if certain considerations are made.


Determining Your Contest Maximum for Strongman

Winners leave very little to chance. Elite athletes are very globally in tune with their capabilities and are rarely surprised by their performance. Taking guesses at what you are going to press or


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