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    Strongman training Yoke walk

    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.

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    just put the numbers/letters after the = sign in the area

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillNoble View Post
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    Opps, I should have caught that. Thanks man.
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    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?#/v...9240029&ref=mf


    Hitting 600 lbs for any distance the first time touching one is quite good, especially at your height.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    Here is a video of me doing yoke last week:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/v...9240029&ref=mf
    That's awesome. After last night, I definitely have a new respect for guys who do this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    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.

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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTallOx View Post
    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/effe...an_routine.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    I actually wrote an article on this, which includes an example routine with a balance of powerlifting and strongman:

    http://www.atlargenutrition.com/effe...an_routine.php
    Cool, thanks for the link. It looks like its exactly what I was looking for.
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    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.

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