Originally Posted by Torsten Hauptmann
i see like in weightlifting with the lower back which is hit in every lift.
could you do me a favor and tell me how a "normal" strongman routine or workout looks like as only the stonework and overheadwork with a thick bar or log comes in my mind which taxes the abs. are there other events doing the same?
Mine routine seems normal to me:
Monday. Heavy Press
- long warm up with front squats, maybe f squat with chains.
- work up to a strict heavy single double or triple in log or axle
- then 10 minutes of density work with the top weight for a push press. ten triples on the minute.
- then light farmers or sandbag carry. maybe weighted chins or DB rows if feeling beat up.
Wed. heavy squat
- work up to a target number in the back squat followed by
- a higher rep pull, (RDL's Axle DL, pulls from a box, Farmer DL.)
- if feeling good, zerchers from the floor or if not so fresh, glute ham raise with band tension.
optional thursday: light presses.
- deloaded bench press for several sets up to a top weight, then
- high reps, 3 sets of 15.
- rows light or chest supported
- tricep stuff. stretch...
Saturday: heavy pull or events
usually 3 events or do a DL variant and then medley. this week was
- axle cleans,
- heavy farmers
- tire flip.
- last week was work up to heavy double in DL then medley with
- heavy farmers
- keg load carry and load onto sled
- sled push
In my mind, until one is quite advanced, every day is very taxing on the abs, core or whatever you want to call it. I do throw ab rollers in back to back sets with reverse hyper this is more of an active recovery thing.
a more advanced guy might use a more sophisticated split. this is an article by a LW competitor in the states who is very good. He's got one per week where abs are paired with active recovery.http://www.atlargenutrition.com/effe...an_routine.php