Master The Log Press
Strongman equipment is not just for strongman competitors. The log press is a fantastic way to add variety to your routine and give your body a brand-new stimulus for growth – a point I am always hammering home in the gym.
- Either deadlift or bent over row the log into your hips. This is called the “lap” position. Pull the log tight against your chest. Tuck your chin down, and round your back.
- Raise your butt to load your hamstrings. Lean back and roll the log up your body to the rack position. Push your elbows up and squeeze them in toward each other.
- Dip your hips and knees quickly, then explosively extend, pressing the log overhead to a fully locked-out position.
Log Clean and Press – 30 reps
- Load the log press with plates so that it weights 135 pounds. Perform the log clean and press 30 times, resting as needed to perform it safely. Record your total time for future reference.