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Strongman-styled workouts.
« on: October 01, 2010, 07:11:02 am »
I was watching a video of mariusz pudzianowski in the strongman competitions, and realized that much of what they do seems to be perfect paleo workouts.  Crossfit is great and I'm a big fan of it myself, but let's be honest, I'm pretty sure early man never bothered doing 100 pushups or bodyweight squats as fast as he could.  However, what he likely did do was pick up heavy objects, be it logs, rocks, or a carcass, and move with it.  Or lift huge rocks to help build some shelter.  Or try to deadlift/squat a large piece of debris that fell and pinned the leg of his mate/child/friend/tribe member.  Or a dozen other things, but either way it seems to me that strongman style workouts are great paleo exercises.

Here's a decent video showing some of the stuff they do, in case some of you aren't familiar with the strongman competitions.  Don't mind the music, it's uhh...  Well, I certainly hit the mute button.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYNJITf9brg&feature=related

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Re: Strongman-styled workouts.
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2010, 04:28:16 am »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RjuMprcCxc&p=4545F85E1588956C&playnext=1&index=37

i like a few of those, Marius lost against a experienced fighter recently

still a very strong man though

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Re: Strongman-styled workouts.
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2010, 06:22:19 am »
Strong man, but a horrible fighter. I really dig either full on brawl or hi-technique quotient.

Here are a couple....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeLAcBL9_p4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L_AuvaWIh4

I have a soft spot for boxing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v0vl6iTlC4

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Re: Strongman-styled workouts.
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010, 01:53:26 am »
Does anyone on here do any strongman exercises?

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Re: Strongman-styled workouts.
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 03:43:11 am »
Does anyone on here do any strongman exercises?
Kind of, I run up a huge hill with a heavy stone, then at the top I throw it down. If it doesn't roll down, I pick it up again and throw another time. Until it reaches the bottom.

I also lift logs up and push them over, kind of like when they lifted the red beam.

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Re: Strongman-styled workouts.
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 03:57:33 am »
I would really like to do farmer's walks at the minimum, since to me those seem like a very "realistic" exercise.  With my schedule, being in the army, sometimes it's hard to find time to do things like this, but I really want to try.  To me, there's just something about raw, brute strength, about being able to grab a 200 pound log or rock and toss it around like it's nothing.

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Re: Strongman-styled workouts.
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2010, 10:56:53 am »
there's just something about raw, brute strength, about being able to grab a 200 pound log or rock and toss it around like it's nothing.
ohh yeah! arggh!  ;) I know what you mean!

 

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