Just kidding, I wanted to see if you were paying attention. You see, living in Calgary, Canada makes training outdoors very difficult at times, but as a competitive strongman I need to practice lifting stones and awkward objects on a regular basis. That is where this stone trainer came in. Even if you aren't a competitive strength athlete, you will still derive huge benefits from using unconventional objects for strength training.
Today was my first match up against the stone trainer and I have to say that I was humbled. I found it easy to get the weight off the floor, but very hard to stand upright with only 220lbs. After my first set I was already getting a pump/soreness in my upper middle back. This makes me think that the stone trainer is hitting some muscles in my back that may have been a little dormant. New stimulus often results in new hypertrophy (muscle growth), so this is pretty exciting.
So, get yourself a stone trainer or find some big ass rocks, or even a and start doing some unconventional strength work today.
Here is the workout I as an example
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