On this weeks episode, Alex Viada brings his unique training style and accomplishments to the show. Alex is oen of thsoe rare individuals who has raw squatted 700lbs and run the mile in 4: 20! Alex shares his strongman conditioning concepts with us and tells us about an upcoming event that combines “functional training”, strongman, and an ultra marathon. You know, just another Saturday training session! Alix from Beastmetals talks about new equipment concepts and Beta testing with one of the best in the U.S. NAS schedules, World Deadlift Championship, Europes Strongest Man and more on this weeks ASR!
One of the most common questions I get asked and see posted in the Starting Strongman Facebook group is “What program should I start with?” The issue is all of these programs are not intended for strongman and have to be modified to do so. The needs of a good strongman program are slightly different. Overhead and deadlift strength are the focus as well as being able to move with weight.
I decided to write a basic 12 week program and put it out for free in hopes that it can help you if you are interested in getting into the sport just fill out the form and sign up to the newsletter below and you will recieve a copy in your email. Remember you must first confirm your subscription before the program gets sent.
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The following article was Written by Rob Howe. He trains out of Lancside Athletics in Lancaster, PA
I’m writing this article for Kalle and for the Starting Strongman page with the hopes that some of you find it useful. I’ve being doing strongman for a little over a year now and really wanted my own car deadlift frame so that I and everyone at my gym could have it to train on. There are ways to simulate a car deadlift, but nothing really compares to the real thing!! If you price one out it runs about $350 plus the ramps plus the shipping which, depending on where you live, can be almost as much as the frame itself. This was the case for me so I decided to measure a few frames and come up with one that could hold anything from a Mini to an F-150. Here is a brief step-by-step on how we built it. It cost me about $270 for the metal and about a day worth of time. And yes, I will include a drawing with measurements so that any of you can build it. After all, if I didn’t include that, what’s the point of the article!!
On this weeks American Strongman Radio, Bryan and Kalle talk with Tad Inoue, better known in the fitness community as Tad The Diet Coach on a hot button topic, Hormone Replacement Therapy. Tad breaks down the Who’s, How’s and What’s of HRT and better understanding your rights and pathways as a patient when you talk with your doctor about possibly needing therapy. Bryan breaks down the ASC/NAS Record Breakers event in Phoenix at the Phoenix Europa, October 25th. NAS schedule for the week and much more on this weeks ASR!
Everyone wants to know what I did to increase my pull. So I’m going to enlighten the strongman nation with the words of wisdoms straight from #thealderson. I’m going to break this down into the things that were most beneficial to me. If you are looking for the secret to pulling big you might just find it, if you are looking for a quick fix odds are you will be pulling the same number next year you are now.
Yes, that word, oh the sites that use it for click bait. You could say I am doing the same but this is my honest take and I felt this was necessary to point out the overwhelming prevalence of Strongman movements in the programming for the games this year and how not being prepared really hurt some of the competitors!
In CrossFit they drill their technique on Weightlifting & Gymnastics movements multiple times a week but Strongman movements are seldom seen in most competitive CrossFiters programs from what I have seen and if it is included it is more “We have a yoke lets carry it.” I see some pretty inefficient technique used from the videos I have seen and this is no ones fault but our fellow Strongmen. Look at all the Weightlifting coaches traveling around giving Seminars every weekend to CrossFit boxes and by doing so introducing more and more people to their sport. The same is just not done with Strongman, there is of course the CrossFit Strongman seminar but I think that is more of an introduction to the movements and not the fine tuning of technique to shed time off the athletes workout and how to most efficiently do the movement which will result in less fatigue.
With that over lets look at the Workouts
What a jam packed 2 hour show this week! First, Alanna Casey calls Bryan with some slightly unsettling news about Las Vegas where they discuss deployment and competition. Next Jon Strongman Anderson calls Bryan to talk about being a new 3 sport Professional after his NPC Masters Nationals and IFBB Pro card win! And our scheduled guest is the Athlete and Event Coordiantor for the BC Xtreme Athletes Strongman Association, Kate Bassky. She talks about Canadian strongman and how she, at the age of 25 nearly died after a misdiadnosis of congestive heart failure and how she survived to after 5 months in a coma and a year in the hospital. Plus, Americas Strongest Man events are revealed, SCL Serbia results, Gym and company of the week and the beginning of Strongman Problems all right here on ASR Radio!