Have you ever seen a strongman competition, on television? If so, you’ve probably watched in awe as monstrous men performed amazing feats of strength. They pull trucks, lift huge logs, toss kegs, and generally carry or throw anything they can get their hands on.
It looks like fun, huh? Did you know that anyone can train like that? In fact, strongman training (or modified strongman training) makes a great addition to almost any training program. It has caught on, especially with athletes, because handling the oddly shaped implements used in strongman training has been shown to have a greater carry-over to functional strength than training with barbells/dumbbells alone.