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6 Strategies to Succeed as a Novice Strongman
So you want to compete in strongman, but now what? Take these steps to build confidence for competition day.
Feats of Strength: How to Bend a Spike (or Screwdriver)
Braced bending takes strong hands, a strong body, and tolerance of pain. Master it, and you’ll be able to perform a feat of strength few can match.
Feats of Strength: How to Bend a Nail in Half
Lifting weights is cool, but turning nails into a heap of useless metal at your feet is badass.
Feats of Strength: How to Tear a Deck of Cards in Two
Ripping a deck of cards in two may seem like an impossible feat - but with practice, the skill will become yours.
Feats of Strength: How to Tear a Phonebook in Half
Just like with any other exercise, start small, focus on technique, and build over time from there.
Feats of Strength: The Old, the New, and You
Feats of strength can benefit and compliment your regular workout and do more for your tendons, ligaments, and joints than you realize.
The Forgotten Art of Barbell Juggling
There are big strength, speed, explosiveness, and coordination components to practicing this old-time strongman movement.
4 Needless Mistakes You're Making in Strongman Training
Let’s have a look at some common mistakes in approach and preparation for strongman competitions.
How to Shoulder a Barbell Like an Old-Time Strongman
Shouldering isn't just for the bent press - it can be a useful twist of strength for your routine.
How to Get Strongman Strong With the Bent Press
The bent press is a unique way to build strength, and it's all about technique.
Old-Time Strongman for New Strength: The Jefferson Deadlift
Have you hit a wall in your deadlift progress? Mix this variation into your routine and start seeing gains again.
The Benefits of Training Like a Strong(wo)man: A Study
A recent study weighs the differences and benefits of Strongman training and traditional resistance training.
4 Tips for Success in Your First Strongman Competition
The best advice I can give is to have fun and learn from your own performance and from competitors.
Strongman Profile: Alan Mead Teaches Us About Perseverance
Alan Mead built an impressive physique by turning his weaknesses into strengths.
Strongman Profile: Edward Aston Teaches the Basics of Grip Strength
Try these two grip drills from Aston’s book - no equipment required.
Strongman Profile: Siegmund Klein Teaches Us a Different Way to Squat
On the hunt for new moves to improve your strength? Check out this classic exercise that's likely new to you.
Strongman Profile: Otto Arco Teaches Us About Muscle Control Techniques
Learn about how Otto's amazing muscle control can be helpful in weight lifting and other sports.
Science Compares Strongman to Traditional Resistance Training
A new study asks whether strongman training is a good way to change up a program without losing any results.
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