12 Week Starting Strongman Program Q&A

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Re: 12 Week Starting Strongman Program Q&A

Postby Kalle Beck » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:28 am

Crowbar23 wrote:Hey
I have a couple of questions about the program.

1. About the reps and sets that do not have a % to go by, do you pick a weight and do all sets with that weight or is it ramp up style. For example. Z press 2x8, 115x2x8 or "105x8 then 135x8"?

2. On the deadlift, their is a deficit and block pull, do you use the same % as you pull from the floor?

I am very sorry for the long questions but I have not strayed away from programs like 5x5's and 531 so I am just trying to learn more.

Thank you to anyone who answers.
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1. The last rep of the final set should be about an RPE 9 (could do 1 more rep)

2. Both are % of your standard deadlift

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Re: 12 Week Starting Strongman Program Q&A

Postby Pinelander925 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:01 am

I'm finishing up my 2 nd week of the program. I'm enjoying it a lot. I'm a converting powerlifter into the strongman way. My question is on week 3 day 1. Press from rack x5 rm? Is that a work up to a one set of a 5 rep max then move to the 2nd movement on list ? Thanks for your time and effort in this. Greatly appreciated!

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Re: 12 Week Starting Strongman Program Q&A

Postby Kalle Beck » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:47 am

Pinelander925 wrote:I'm finishing up my 2 nd week of the program. I'm enjoying it a lot. I'm a converting powerlifter into the strongman way. My question is on week 3 day 1. Press from rack x5 rm? Is that a work up to a one set of a 5 rep max then move to the 2nd movement on list ? Thanks for your time and effort in this. Greatly appreciated!



Exactly that!

thank you I am glad you are enjoying it, keep a log here so I can follow along on your progress

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Re: 12 Week Starting Strongman Program Q&A

Postby michaelearle108 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:56 pm

I have been working out at a CrossFit gym using their programming for 2 years. I'm about to start the 12 week beginner program, and was curious how much CrossFit I should leave in my training week? Or should I just focus solely on the Strongman work?

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Re: 12 Week Starting Strongman Program Q&A

Postby Kalle Beck » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:10 pm

michaelearle108 wrote:I have been working out at a CrossFit gym using their programming for 2 years. I'm about to start the 12 week beginner program, and was curious how much CrossFit I should leave in my training week? Or should I just focus solely on the Strongman work?



Hi Michael,

it really depends on what your Crossfit programming looks like.

I wouldn't throw any additional strength work in but 2-3 Metcons a week should be fine.

You can also stick to the first 2-3 movements of the 12 week program and add in some Crossfit on top of that to keep overall volume similar.

It depends on what your current goals are and if you are training for a Strongman contest or not.

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