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BigTallOx
06-02-2009, 09:30 PM
Tonight I did some strongman training, we did the yoke walk and farmers walk, the first time I've tried either. I did 603 pounds with the yoke walk for I guess maybe 20 feet ( i'm guessing ), I wasn't wearing the right shoes. MAN, very hard, but I think after training this for a while, walking out a squat will be a cake walk.

Here's the video.

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WillNoble
06-02-2009, 09:41 PM
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WillNoble
06-02-2009, 09:42 PM
like this

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BigTallOx
06-02-2009, 09:44 PM
like this

Opps, I should have caught that. Thanks man.

Tom Mutaffis
06-03-2009, 07:27 AM
Can't get on Youtube at work but I will check out the video later.

A lot of the Yoke has to do with having the right equipment (belt/shoes) and breathing. You are right that it makes your squats feel like a feather though!

Here is a video of me doing yoke last week:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/video/video.php?v=1105049240029&ref=mf


Hitting 600 lbs for any distance the first time touching one is quite good, especially at your height.

BigTallOx
06-03-2009, 08:06 AM
Here is a video of me doing yoke last week:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/video/video.php?v=1105049240029&ref=mf


That's awesome. After last night, I definitely have a new respect for guys who do this.



Hitting 600 lbs for any distance the first time touching one is quite good, especially at your height.

Thanks man, I was pretty happy with it. Another guy was trying around 850. I could pick it up, but at that point, ie after walking with the 603, I was pretty tired and didn't take any steps. I think it's something that I could be really good at, and it was awesome fun.

Tom Mutaffis
06-03-2009, 09:22 AM
850 lbs, nice. What contest was he training for?

There is actually a Platinum Plus (Pro Card) contest for Heavyweight competitors coming up in Dallas in about two months.

If you would like to discuss technique or tips/pointers on any events just let me know. Strongman training is fun!

BigTallOx
06-03-2009, 09:46 AM
850 lbs, nice. What contest was he training for?


He mentioned a competition comming up in July here in Utah. I'm not sure exactly where. I'm going to try to go watch. Here's one of his videos, not from last night though..

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If you would like to discuss technique or tips/pointers on any events just let me know. Strongman training is fun!

Cool, thanks, I appreciate that. Yes I agree, I had a great time. I can see how training strongman events will go hand in hand with powerlifting. I need to figure out how to modify my current training routine to fit this in once a week.

Tom Mutaffis
06-03-2009, 10:12 AM
Cool, thanks, I appreciate that. Yes I agree, I had a great time. I can see how training strongman events will go hand in hand with powerlifting. I need to figure out how to modify my current training routine to fit this in once a week.

I actually wrote an article on this, which includes an example routine with a balance of powerlifting and strongman:

http://www.atlargenutrition.com/effective_strongman_routine.php

BigTallOx
06-03-2009, 10:26 AM
I actually wrote an article on this, which includes an example routine with a balance of powerlifting and strongman:

http://www.atlargenutrition.com/effective_strongman_routine.php

Cool, thanks for the link. It looks like its exactly what I was looking for.

Reko
06-03-2009, 12:01 PM
I'm trying to think how we did PL and SM at 1-0-7. I Think we pretty much replaced the DE workouts with mobility/event training, though I thought we still did 4 days a week. I could be wrong, maybe Ben remembers.
M: ME lower (squat oriented)
W: ME Bench/pressing
R: De lower/ME Dealifts (I think)
Sat or Sun: event training

I am almost positive that is how it went.