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    Of course - you can do your conditioning work at...

    Of course - you can do your conditioning work at the end of the session. If you do the drop sets and super sets on the isolation movements you'll likely already have your heart rate cranking, and the...
  • I prefer to put straps around the bar and grab...

    I prefer to put straps around the bar and grab onto them to simulate a traditional rack position, but it is a bit easier on the wrists and easier to get into position if you are not as flexible.
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    There is a gentleman on Instagram who calls...

    There is a gentleman on Instagram who calls himself 'Diabetic Hercules' and I believe he competes in strongman...

    Also, since strongman is a smaller sport you may be able to find more individuals...
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    You can recover, just be patient and focus on the...

    You can recover, just be patient and focus on the rehabilitation for a couple of months before trying to lift heavy/heavier again.

    I would look into the book 'Gift of Injury' by Brian Carroll and...
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    Of the three I would get the Stoic - but wait...

    Of the three I would get the Stoic - but wait until you find a discount code (I have seen them posted via Instagram or Facebook, and they offer a significant savings if you buy through the 'jungle'...
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    Sorry for the delay - was preparing for World's...

    Sorry for the delay - was preparing for World's and busy through the holidays.

    You can swap most of the movements with barbell movements (for example instead of dumbbell curls do barbell curls,...
  • Bench press does not have much carryover to...

    Bench press does not have much carryover to strongman since you are not going to find yourself in a position where your back is supported while you are pressing - but incline press can have more...
  • I would get a sandbag before making stones - some...

    I would get a sandbag before making stones - some of the new sandbags from Cerberus and Rogue can be packed tightly to simulate a stone and are more versatile when it comes to training (can also be...
  • I think that it would be helpful to have a base...

    I think that it would be helpful to have a base level of strength before trying to do a lot of work with implements - the stronger you are the easier it will be to learn the strongman movements and...
  • The second article down on this page has a few...

    The second article down on this page has a few example templates that you can use...

    https://mutaffis.wordpress.com/articles/

    In general I would say that you want to forget about the squat and...
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    Without members gyms go out of business... if one...

    Without members gyms go out of business... if one person is causing multiple others to not want to train there then you typically end up the one without a gym membership.

    Not being able to use the...
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    Plates with larger metal inserts like these are...

    Plates with larger metal inserts like these are usually very durable; I have seen them fail but from what I can see in the photo these appear to still have quite a bit of life left in them.

    I...
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    Assuming that you are drug-free I would look up...

    Assuming that you are drug-free I would look up USAPL competitions as that will give you the most level playing field, and you'll have the most competition (even if you go into specific age...
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    Google the "Coan-Phillipi Deadlift Program" -...

    Google the "Coan-Phillipi Deadlift Program" - typically good for 10-25+ lbs of progress on your 1RM in each 10 week training block. It works well for a lot of athletes at different strength levels...
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    Legacy Barbell, Metroflex (in Conroe), and...

    Legacy Barbell, Metroflex (in Conroe), and Woodlands S&C are all apparently good options (based on a recommendation from a local strongman athlete).
  • Are you having problems with digestion? Are you...

    Are you having problems with digestion? Are you eating enough fiber?

    Taking digestive enzymes without looking to address a specific problem could be a waste of money, and if you are having issues...
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    I am not sure that I understand the event (atlas...

    I am not sure that I understand the event (atlas stone pressing is very uncommon since it puts the equipment and athlete at risk).

    Is there a platform and you can shoulder then load the stone or...
  • I would train as close to competition standards...

    I would train as close to competition standards as possible, so if you are going to be using a stiff bar in meets then that is how I would do the majority of your training (although if you wanted to...
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    Foam pads as in the pads that you put on the...

    Foam pads as in the pads that you put on the squat bar? Or are you talking about bench pads? (if so, what size(s) are you looking for?)
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    I agree and for racks and barbells or other...

    I agree and for racks and barbells or other typically-abused items I would steer clear; but for things like plyo boxes, attachments, flat benches, etc. you could save hundreds if not thousands of...
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