Blast from the Past : Stone Training

Got stones?


Over the past four years this site's amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I'll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.
This week - Stone Training.

Aside from the deadlift, a stone lift is perhaps the clearest demonstration of strength and technique. To mark the launch of the Diesel Crew's Stone Lifting Fundamentals DVD (highly recommended), here are a few stone-training nuggets from the archives :


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Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

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Like this? Check out :

Bear Hug Deadlift. Before the stones comes the Bear Hug Deadlift. Good stuff.
10 Questions with Strongman Mike Gill.

Time to dive a little deeper.

Training Tip : Atlas Stones.

Trouble keeping things steady? Try this.

Real Stone Lifting.

There are many ways to get 'in shape'.

Bearhug Deadlift.'Unbreakable' Adam Glass' latest training video shares an uncommon deadlift variety with the world - The Bearhug Deadlift.


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