Previous posts have focused on some good exercises and fitness tips.  But how about some functional exercises?  The following five strongman events tests your strength and focus in real-life scenarios.  Check out the full article for videos too.


The TIre Flip
The tire flip is an explosive movement that requires a triple extension of the hips, knees and ankles. Flip as many times as possible and use this as a finisher to any of your workouts. explosive movement that requires a triple extension of the hips, knees and ankles. Flip as many times as possible and use this as a finisher to any of your workouts.his as a finisher to any of your workouts.
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The Farmer's Walk
The farmer's walk tests your functional strength in grip, upper back and core. The farmer's walk can also be performed with dumbbells.
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Overhead Press
The overhead press in strongman can be tested in several different ways. You can use a log, axle, barbell or dumbbells. The overhead press is one of the best complete tests of strength.
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Sandbag CarrySandbag Carry
Sandbags are one of the best tests for grip strength, arms and back power. This carry should be performed as fast as possible.
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Atlas Stone
The atlas stone is a good test of your quadriceps, core and manhood. Pull the weight tight into chest and drive through reps with your hips.
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