I like the concepts of Westside training, but I have no idea how to follow that template while still training strongman. How would you guys lay out the training split while also having to get in farmers, yoke, and atlas stones, and axle/log press? Thanks in advance for all the help!
750/500/690 APF Elite @ 242
Bench Only - Multi Ply SPF - 600 @ 275 (251)
Bench Only - Single Ply USAPL - 501 @ 275 (255)
Bench Only - Single Ply SPF - 550 @ 259 (257)
If you are going to include intense strongman training then I would break out your Westside workouts over the course of 10-14 days instead of (7) days. This will allow for greater recovery and enable you to perform the events day without it having a negative impact on your gym training, or vice versa.
The other option would be to alternate between PL-focus and SM-focus for smaller cycles (4-6 weeks) and then deload and switch focus. While focusing on PL you can still train SM events but would train them for 'technique only'. While focusing on SM you would still do PL movements but would follow more of a 'maintenance' program and probably stay at or under 85%.
Hope this helps.
**The article that was suggested above discusses applying Westside principals to strongman training, not running a Westside powerlifting and strongman training program simultaneously.
Axle/log oh press
mostly DL focused
Farmers/Yoke alternate weeks
Axle or Log variation
Then add in assistance work and don't forget grip and abs.
5/3/1 can also be applied nicely to strongman and powerlifting at the same time which is what I do now.
I train 5 days but you could add the axle to the log day.
Last edited by ironwill727; 04-02-2010 at 03:16 PM.
Thanks for the input guys! This is some good info and I will def try to incorporate it into my training