STRONG

What Is Strong?

 

Reduced to its essential parts, Strong is based on Strongman training,  a sport in which the principle task is to to pick up random heavy objects and move them. Essentially, you move objects of near-maximal weight and are scored by time, reps, or maximum weight lifted. That's really it. Trust me, though, it's going to be fun! Strong obviously involves strength, but also requires a great deal of athleticism, skill, and mental toughness. There's going to be nothing else like it.

 

Is Strong for a women?

 Yes! Strong is definitely growing in popularity. The trend of women turning to weights doesn't stop at CrossFit or bodybuilding, if strong is the new sexy, it doesn't get any sexier than this training LOL!

Any woman looking to test the strength she's built in the gym should think about looking into this Class Saturday 10am session. They're going to be action packed fun, the community is going to be great, and there is no better challenge of pure strength and athleticism.

 How Does A Strong Work?

Every week is going to be different, its going take place over the every Saturday. 1 hour and include four or five different strong comps. The variation is great because everybody has their own strengths.

The playing field is level and a fun little challenge is always interesting and exciting. Most of our class cap registration at 16 each Saturday, but larger contests will be in the pipe line and will sometimes be on a Sunday and include dozens of miathletes will become legends.

The rules are the same for all but the weights are just a bit lighter and the objects are sometimes going to be slightly modified for genders. No matter your gender or weight, you have to be strong and prepared for a variety of challenges on a Saturday morning

 

What Are Some Strong Events?

 As mentioned earlier, every class is different. There are going to be dozens of themes that could be included in any given session. However, there are just some of the movements you will be wleocmed by 

 

1. Classic Events

 If you've ever seen World's Strongest Man on television, chances are you've seen some of these classic events.

 

The Atlas Stone ( 50KG SAND BAGS FOR US) 

 

This event is sweet and simple: pick up giant, concrete (SAND)  balls and load them onto a platform or over a bar. In some sessions, you'll load one stone for reps; in others, you'll lift up to five stones in a short amount of time

 

The Tire Flip

Tires are more and more common in commercial gyms and CrossFit boxes. WE HAD THEM FIRST.  They're usually used for conditioning. In Strong, we will use giant tractor tires that can sometimes weigh lots. The idea for this event is to flip the tire over and over until you reach the finish line.

The Car Deadlift

Who doesn't want to say they can lift a car? Probably the most uncomplicated Strong event of all, the car deadlift is exactly what it sounds like. You'll do a neutral-grip deadlift of a frame that happens to be attached to a car.

 

2. Pressing 

In Strong the press goes far beyond the dumbbells and barbells you're used to seeing in your gym. The point of these events is to push heavy, awkward objects over your head. Often, you have to pick these objects off the ground before you press them overhead.

The Log

 The log is an implement that looks like the trunk of a tree. Your task is to pick it up off the ground and put it over your head. This movement is more difficult and more technical than a barbell clean and press because the diameter of the log is so large that the implement sits out in front of your body, creating a unique kind of standing incline neutral-grip push-press.

 

The Axle ( WE ARE WORKING ON THIS ONE)

Otherwise known as the fat bar, an axle is like a barbell, except the diameter of the bar is so big that you can't fully lock your hands all the way around. Its girth makes it awkward to press and even more awkward to pick up and get to your shoulders!

 

The Circus Dumbbell

This event has grown in popularity in recent years. The task is to pick up an excessively large dumbbell—usually about three times the size of any dumbbell you'll find in a gym—and press it. You can pick up the implement with two hands, but once you get it to your shoulder, you must press it with one arm.

 

3. Moving Events

The moving events are more dynamic than many of the events covered above because you have to cover some ground while you carry heavy objects. These are often crowd favorites because it's fun to watch!

 The Super Yoke

 The yoke is a short squat rack that has a crossbar attached at shoulder height. Weights are attached to the bottom of each upright. You set up under this implement like you're preparing to squat, but instead of lifting just the bar, you'll lift the entire rack off the ground and walk with it dangling off your traps. A heavy yoke taxes the body more than any other event in Strongman.

 The Farmer's Walk

This is my favorite events. It's also pretty simple: Pick up a weight in each hand—usually two long, large, dumbbell-type implements or jerry cans —and walk with them as quickly as possible to the finish line. You have to be strong and fast!

 

The Sandbag/Keg/Stone Carry

 Depending on the event, you'll have to pick up and then carry one of these objects as far as you can and as fast as you can. What makes these objects difficult to carry is their awkward shape and size, and each of them must be carried in a different fashion. It's another extremely taxing event because maximum distance is often the goal.

 

Strong  will make you stronger and can help you further your fitness and body composition goals. It's also a ton of fun lifting basically heavy S**T