Three benefits of strong man training by Charles Poliquin ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#1: Strongman Exercises Give You a Superior Bang For Your Buck
Strongman exercises tend to have equal or greater carryover to activities in sports and everyday life than traditional weight training exercises. For example, the farmer’s walk mimics picking up two piles of loaded grocery bags and carrying them in from the car. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#2: Train Strongman to Put On Muscle
Gains in muscle are known to be the result of a large time under tension (literally, a long time spent lifting the weight) and moderately heavy training loads—strongman exercises achieve both. For example, hypertrophy workouts typically use sets lasting 25 to 40 seconds and strongman events are comparable, generally ranging from 30 to 60 seconds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#3: Use Strongman For Fat Loss Training
Research shows that conditioning workouts that are anaerobic in nature are more effective for producing fat loss than traditional aerobic exercise. For example, in a series of experiments, researchers have found that in less than half the training time (20 to 25 minutes for anaerobic compared to 45 to 50 minutes for aerobic), anaerobic training has resulted in 10 to 20 percent more fat loss than aerobic exercise.
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