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10/8/2014 2:39:54 PM - Wayne

I'm looking into getting into strongman I've read your 5/3/1 for strongman, and I have both 5/3/1 vol 2 and for powerlifting. I was wondering if you would still recommend a 5/3/1 based program for training strongman. My current non competition powerlifts are 485lb squat, 410lb bench 615lb deadlift at 230lbs.

Also, can you recommend a good book/training manual for Strongman? I'm looking to learn.


Hey Wayne -

I'm a big fan of 5/3/1 and variations. While I don't follow 5/3/1 as written typically, there is a lot of it's influence in my own programming. I'd suggest picking up Jim's "Beyond 5/3/1" book as well. This book takes programming with 5/3/1 to a whole new level.

I'll be putting together a series of articles on programming for strongman in the upcoming weeks. So be sure to keep an eye out for that.

Honestly there aren't any books or manuals out there on strongman like you're asking about. My best advice is find a strongman training crew and train with and learn from them. Go compete and talk to other competitors. Learn from them. And most of all experience will teach you what you need to know. There are also quite a few great articles here on EliteFTS. If you have any specific questions just send them my way here in the Q&A.

Hope that helps!

Chase Karnes

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