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Worlds Strongest Man - Love It


check this out for some serious against HIT strongman training -

I am suspicious that this is what he actually did for his serious training but hey;

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If you've watched the World's Strongest Man competition on ESPN, the stuff shown in the video referenced makes sense - in conjunction with serious power training. Those guys do more than a single all out lift for sure.

In terms of Old School training, many of them come mighty close to the marathon weekends at Muscle Beach, the annual York Barbell Club picnic, Johnny Gibson's monthly Sunday's at the park in Tucson, all of that era. And then some!!!

I trust HIT is a superior means of gaining the strength; however, the functional training evidenced in that video is going to help put the strength into motion.

Having said all of that, at my age I wouldn't even think of attempting a lightweight version of World's Strongest Man feats!
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the deadlifts where impressive... and while he may be doing that functional stuff now, i'm willing to bet thats not what he did to gain all that strength in the first place.
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Zenon, I think you hit the nail on the head. Heck, he's probably plenty strong for the events as is, it's a matter of getting good at the events, developing skill, which is what most of the exercises to me appeared to be for.

I know there has been plenty of debate about "functional" training, but considering the nature of Strongman events it's not like training for other sports.


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kayo wrote:
I trust HIT is a superior means of gaining the strength; however,

You've never watched much powerlifting apparently. I don't see many/any HIT trainees competing in the upper levels of powerlifting.
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many top powerlifters have followed the 1-heavy set method...

Ed Coan,Kirk Karwoski,Andy Kerr (GB) are some examples.
They warmed up over several sets to do one heavy productive set (reps varied over the weeks ) ...esp. in the SQ and DL.

May be not textbook HIT but a low volume, intense training...

I admit this changed over the years as it is a task in itself nowadays to integrate the top-end support gear...


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One of my clients has won Nationals in 2 different organizations in the Masters 60-64 198 pound class for bench press and was trained with HIT (as are all of my clients) to do so.

I am always amused by the incredulous responses when his competitors ask how he trains.
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