Thursday, December 18, 2014


1970s Powerlifters photo set, from the invaluable Bruce Klemens.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Keeping Balance While Specializing

Sane thoughts on what to do with the other aspects of your training when you're specializing on one lift - The REST of Your Program.

Friday, October 31, 2014


Do more pushups.

If you are weights focused, you probably need to do more. Can you do a set of 40 on demand? This is merely maintenance level.

Monday, September 29, 2014


The smallest steps can be taken the most often.
Productive work can be done frequently.
The deepest inroads take longer to recover from.
It is a power law distribution. Your true max Max MAX cannot be drawn from frequently.
All modes of lifts can lead to strength.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Training Articles

A whole bunch of training articles collected here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Stone Training in the Gym

4 lifts/techniques on training for the stones in the gym from one of the few men who loads 500lb+ stones.
Atlas Stone Training: Part 1: Gym Training By Craig Pfisterer

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Programming - Chase Karnes

Three Common Strongman Programming Mistakes
While there’s endless ways to set things up, here’s a sample:

Week A

  • Log clean and press
  • Bench
  • Chin-ups
  • Accessory work
  • Squats
  • Romanian deadlifts
  • Carries (sandbag or Husafell)
  • Accessory work
  • Circus dumbbells
  • Yoke
  • Atlas stones

Week B

  • Axle clean and press
  • Strict overhead
  • Bent-over rows
  • Accessory work
  • Deadlifts
  • Front squats
  • Heavy drags (sled or Prowler)
  • Accessory work
  • Keg press
  • Farmer’s walks
  • Medley of some sort (i.e. carry/drag, carry/load, drag/push)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Swings and Pulls

Have you been building strength with swinging? Start pulling. Made progress on pulls and swings? More progress.

Saturday, February 8, 2014