Modified Strongman Training
I am a qualified Modified Strongman Instructor. Strongman training is all about functional strength. Modified Strongman uses all the toys you would expect to see being used in competitive strongman but with the exercises adapted to suit the individual and their level of fitness, from conditioned athletes to those who have never lifted a weight before.
Think of the world's strongest men and then of the things they are known for. Whether it is log lifts, sled pulls or atlas stones, you build raw, primal strength based on fundamental but neglected movement patterns. Discover your raw strength and enjoy training again by ditching the standard weights and instead using various fun, irregular and heavy objects. A typical session could see you flipping tyres, swinging sledgehammers, pushing or dragging weighted sleds, carrying a yoke, pressing large objects overhead or performing farmer's walks.
What are the benefits of Modified Strongman Training?
Strongman competitors are among the most powerful, most versatile athletes in the sporting world. Strength, power, stamina, functionality; you name the strength and conditioning component, these human bulldozers have it. Strongman addresses just about every aspect of physical conditioning, challenging everything from your strength to your cardiovascular health. The high lactate levels in the session make it one of the most effective ways to lose body fat without compromising muscle mass. The multi-plane force production demands of strongman training while trying to manipulate the awkwardly-shaped objects stress the body in a way you may never have experienced before.
Like powerlifting, Strongman movements comprise repeated compound lifts that recruit multiple muscle groups. Overall hormone secretion is therefore greater as your central nervous system is put under more strain. Strongman builds functional, explosive strength that can be useful in real world situations. But mostly it is a fun way to test yourself outside of traditional gym exercises. Sometimes it is nice to escape the gym.
Get involved! Current OUTDOOR group classes:
Friday, 5:30 p.m. and 6:40 p.m., Beverley
Use the contact form to enquire and book a place.