Thursday, August 15, 2013
Strongman Competition 2013
In the early days of Strongman Training, a "Strongman" was described as someone who was an exhibitor of pure strength. Not unlike an athlete maxing out for a one rep bench max - now Strongman Training has evolved into a sport on its own - a sport of Strength Athletics.
The beauty of Strongman, is that there is , realistically, no set of rules. No set number of events and not even a universal technique to do each individual event. Its non-uniformity is also what makes it the best way to train for Functional Strength (that is the strength that transfers to places outside the weight room in an athletic competing form or everyday life).
The days of the one rep max are gone and in its place is an endurance factor that when combined with lifting heavy weights, results in a dangerously effective training technique and the pinnacle of Functional Strength - a factor that is ignored in power lifting, body building and other strength based sports.
A winning Strength Athlete is often times not the strongest, but the most well rounded, well prepared, and mentally tough Athlete in the competition. Strongman Training won't just make you strong - it will make you complete as an athlete.
As many of you know, I live in a small town - and for us, it's not about the number of competitors or the size of the crowd that attended - it's about these "STRONGMEN" with "SOFT STRONG HEARTS".