RWS will be hosting a 5-hour skill clinic on Saturday, March 15th from 9am until 2pm.
Cost is only $35, which is pretty darn cheap for a clinic, and it’ll be all about picking up heavy shit so you KNOW it’s right up our alley!
Strongman consists of moving random and potentially odd-shaped objects, generally via lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, and/or throwing. You might recognize it in competition as tire flipping, sled pulling/pushing, yoke carrying, atlas stone lifting, log press, keg lifting/tossing, and other related things; you also might recognize it in life as LITERALLY ANYTIME YOU HAVE TO MOVE ANYTHING, EVER.
Here’s the thing with traditional barbell and dumbbell training: They all use implements that are very ergonomically friendly and easily progressed in weight, which is phenomenal for instilling good body mechanics and creating proper lifting habits (kettlebells are kind of the halfway point between BB/DB and strongman since they’re bulkier than dumbbells), and technically you could do very well in life with only the habits created with barbells, dumbbells, and kettlebells. Problem is, training as such doesn’t deal with objects as awkward as what you commonly encounter in real life, so if you want more specific training on how to lift such objects–helping a buddy on moving day, for instance, where you have bulky boxes and furniture and appliances that don’t conveniently come with handles–then strongman training is the bee’s knees. Plus, it’s a hell of a lot of fun!
Here’s the link to sign up! Hope to see you there!