Did you know that Strongman implements are the greatest teachers of movement?

Let’s take a Keg Clean and Press, for example. We can fail points of performance with a barbell ground to overhead and still make the lift but not with a keg. The size and shape of the keg will give you instant feedback for violent hip extension and requires constant pulling or pushing to execute from your lap to overhead. If you miss one of these steps the movement will not happen or you will find it launching away from the desired destination.

Practicing with Strongman tools will increase your functional strength and increase your GPP game significantly.

Here are a few examples: 

Sandbag Front Squat: Are you having a hard time maintaining posture or depth while squatting? The front loaded sandbag will find all weak spots of your squat right away and instantly improve your squat. 

Log Press: Practice with this oversized cylinder will significantly improve your dip position while pressing overhead as well increase your upper back strength. 

Farmer Handle and Axle Bar: Is lack of grip strength holding you back from executing deadlifts in GPP? My favorite movements for increasing grip strength are heavy Farmer Handle carries and Axle Bar Deadlifts. 

Yoke Carry: Improve Trunk Strength. The yoke provides the opportunity to overload your system by moving a heavy load, long distance, and quickly. Practicing potent Yoke Carry overtime will improve your Deadlift and Back Squat numbers. 

What can you improve upon in your GPP process? Strongman training can provide the missing links and simply make you a better athlete.

3/11/24 WOD

DEUCE Athletics GPP

Complete 4 rounds of the following:
5 Weighted Chin Ups

​​Complete 3 rounds for quality of:
8 DB Floor Presses
16 alt KB Gorilla Rows
:30 L-Sit Hold

24 KB Swings (53/35)
12 Push Ups
24 Double Unders



Build to a heavy triple push press…

Push Press (at Top Weight)

Then, complete the 4 rounds for time of:
12 Alt 1-Leg Toes-to-Bar
24 Box Jumps (24/20)