Strongman Basics

STRONGMAN BASICS

Please note this can be booked as a 1-2-1 session by members at a mutually agreeable time.

Contrary to popular belief, CrossFit Strongman is a programme that has been developed for both men and women of all shapes, sizes, and ages. Its purpose is to integrate strongman movements into the CrossFit model that revolves around constant variation. Through this, we encounter fun and exciting ways to increase our strength while simultaneously enhancing our overall fitness. In Short, CrossFit Strongman is a pathway for all people to gain strength and improve as athletes while having fun in the process.

Why Do CrossFit Strongman?
CrossFit Strongman has a variety of workout formats and incorporates “odd objects” that would never be seen in a traditional gym. Not only does this present an environment resembling an adult playground, it also helps us better develop functional movements that we frequently use outside of the gym. Since strongman object are less convenient to lift than a barbell, we become more efficient at lifting loads that we encounter in our daily lives, like lifting a grocery bag or even a child. Likewise, our performance will also improve when we return to using more convenient equipment, like a barbel.

Strongman Fundamentals

Our coaches have competed in Strongman competitions and have been taught by many of the best evidenced below:

Interested in training like a Strongman? The Strongman Fundamentals is designed to educate you on a variety of Strongman movements that you can incorporate into your CrossFit training.

LARGE LOADS, LONG DISTANCE, QUICKLY

Strongman closely mimics ‘real world’ strength and if supplemented correctly you will see maximal gains in your lifts, improved grip strength, improved midline stability and posterior chain development.

CrossFit and Strongman Programming, when combined together, provide athletes with a variety of different stimuli aimed at achieving an increase in work capacity. This translates into an increase in your CrossFit ability.

Goals of Strongman Fundamentals

  • Provide an overview of Strongman and how it can be beneficial to your CrossFit training
  • Teach safe, proper, and efficient movement using Strongman equipment and objects

 

Movements:

  • Tire Flip
  • Continental Axle Clean
  • Farmer’s Handles
  • Yoke
  • Axle/Log Press
  • Atlas Stones
  • Keg Lift & Press