The Atlas Stones are a Strongman Training movement with great functional carry-over to real world strength. Whether you’re training to move heavy furniture, or to move human bodies on the football field, the Atlas Stones can help. Learn how to do this exercise properly from Strongman expert Nate Tuttle.
The Farmer Carry is one of the great exercises used in strongman training. It’s great for core strength, strong traps, and building your grip/forearms. Check out how it’s done, with strongman expert Nate Tuttle. Then let it rip. Nate says, “…once you’ve developed a basic level of strength, you should use at least your body weight in each hand, for Farmer Carries. Only novice lifters should start with less. The point is to use heavy weights.”
The prowler (or car/truck) push can be used for conditioning, building powerful legs, or both. Try it with less weight for maximum speed or distance. Then load that thing up and see how HEAVY you can go.
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.