Archive for the ‘stone lifting’ Category

general warm up (10 minutes)

kettlebell figure 8’s to hold x 30 reps

Battling Ropes roll overs x 30 reps

barbarian split squats x 10/10 reps

dumbbell hang power snatch x 7/7 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

Strongman complex set up and light practice

strength (4 rounds)

1 round=ground to overhead log lift x 3 reps + stone carry x 100 feet

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

weighted sit ups x 10 reps

1 arm farmers walk x 100 feet



general warm up (10 minutes)

Americanas x 50 reps

resistance band Sumo high pulls x 20 reps

tin mans x 100 feet

recline rope climbs x 3

Sanddune push ups x 20 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

stone carry set up and practice

strength (20 minutes)

stone carry x 100 feet x 1/1/1/1

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

clamp curls x 10 reps

weight stack push downs x 10 reps

heavy Adex club front cleans x 10 reps


“HARD LABOR” DAY  is our annual celebration of

the blessing of hard physical work

general warm up (10 minutes)

Adex club inside mills x 20/20 reps

Adex club  pull overs x 20 reps

clamp curls x 15 reps (learned from Jedd Johnson)

Adex mace barbarian squats x 20 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

keg/stone/sandbag carry set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

keg/stone/sandbag carry  x 100 feet x 1/1/1/1/1 Note:  Use at least 100 lb

conditioning/accessory work (3 rounds)

straight arm push downs (with 5 second negatives) x 15 reps

heavy Adex club front cleans x 15 reps


Most people know of stone lifting as a part of Strongman training. The roots of stone lifting are centuries old.

Some stones are legendary and well-known , like Iceland’s Husafell stone .

Modern day Strongmen, like Eric Fiorillo, will make the journey across the Atlantic Ocean to lift that stone.

Bud Jeffries seems to lift every big stone he finds during his travels. Many others have learned the benefits of stone lifting. It makes you crazy strong!

Lesser known is stone lifting done on the other side of the world, like ancient China or Okinowa.

Here is an article on stone training that you might not be aware of yet, you can read it here

Learn from the ancients and apply it to the present.