Did You Know Strongman Exercises Can Build Functional Strength?

Well, if you’ve seen a strong man competition before, then I’m sure you understand why. Those guys are hoisting, throwing, pulling, and lifting all sorts of objects in different planes of motion. If you do not have a strong balanced core, you will for sure be the next resident of Snap City.

Training for functionality does not have to be so boring. One of the things I hate to see is someone trying to over complicate the methods to taking care of your tissue. Show your body love. Simple. Make sure you foam roll, manipulate your fibers deeply with yoga therapy balls, and practice a few minutes of movements designed to keep your tissue healthy.

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In our opinion there is nothing more functional than Strongman training. You pick up something heavy, and you either set it down, or you carry it. The movements are awkward, imperfect and extremely challenging. Yet they look more like tasks that we perform in our everyday lives.

Carrying groceries, unloading a trailer, moving mulch, sliding thick rubber stall mats across your gym floor

(gym owners know what I’m talking about. Moving those things is a bitch!).

It’s not just about competing in Strongman events. They have a ton of carry over into structural balance, and developing raw absolutes strength and body awareness.

So today we pick apart some of our favorite Strongman type movements and talk about why, how and when you can implement these elements into your own training.