So my boy Joe Chizek and I finally made it across the river over to Council Bluffs, IA to get one of our Atlas Stones.
To say I was excited would be an understatement.
When we arrived at this Dungeon Garage Gym, owned by a professional stongman and Highland Games competitor Jesse Jobe, I took a little bit of a tour which you’ll see in the video below.
Before I get to that, I want to talk a little bit about stone training in general.
First of all, I’m BRAND NEW to stone training. I have never done it in my life. I’ve seen it done many of times but I have never actually done it myself.
Let me tell you this, it’s HARD as hell and simply BRUTAL. After my first time, I could tell right away that training with stones isn’t easy and NOT for the faint at heart.
You’ll get dirty, bloody, and it’s straight up hard. I can’t describe it any better than that.
The stone we got is just 170 lbs. This is a BABY compared to the ones you see on TV.
This is a great starter stone since Joe and I are both beginners. Since the stone isn’t all that heavy, it will be a great way to steadily get more experienced and used to training with stones.
I hit 6 sets of 3 reps to warm up for some heavy dead lifting. I really wanted to work on my “triple extension” at the end of the lift. That’s basically using your whole backside as one.
Stones can be a very effective tool for athletes looking to improve their total body strength and explosiveness.
If you’re working with a smaller stone like this one, you can be a lot more explosive at the end.
It’s a different feeling for sure. You got to keep you abs tight the whole time. You work your back, chest, arms, shoulders, legs, EVERYTHING!
You’re basically picking up a piece of solid dead mass. What Fun!
Look forward to more great videos and articles about stone training!
If you can, I would make one of your own and get busy!
Check out the highlight below…
Live Aggressive and Get Strong!
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PPS – Also, this is my FIRST time doing atlas stones, so if anyone that is a VETERAN at stone lifting sees bad form, let me know!