Last week, I put up a post on Medley Training for Combat Athletes. You can check it out here if you missed it = > Training with Medleys for Combat Athletes.
Medley Training is great for all athletes because Medleys force you to be able to execute strength for extended period times and in many different ways. The result is improved conditioning where you are able to make bigger hits and continue to fight for longer periods of time whether on the field or the mat.
In the following video, we perform Medleys involving many different implements that require full body strength. You’ll see:
- Atlas Stone Loading
- Keg Press
- Keg Carry
- Tire Flipping
- Kettlebell Snatching
You’ll also see some other movements done outside of the Medley format:
- Leaping atop Barrels
- Kettlebell Flipping
- Some Intense Water Jug Work
Because these lifts and feats require full body strength from your toes to your finger tips, Medley training like this has the potential for excellent carryover into sports such as Mixed Martial Arts, Football, Rugby, Wrestling, Basketball, Baseball, etc.
Here is just a quick list of the benefits of medley training using Odd Objects and Strongman Equipment:
- Involve using odd objects which increase the core component of the lift (keg, stone, tire, kb)
- Heavily dependent on Posterior Chain Strength (keg, stone, tire)
- Train Triple Extension: Successive firing of the ankle, knee and hip joint (tire, stone, keg)
- Size of implements hinder breathing, simulating near hypoxic training (keg carry)
- Movement Under Tension, moving while carrying a load (keg carry)
- Overhead Work: Ground based full body power (keg press and kettlebell snatch)
One thing to take note of is that Medley training with movements such as these also involve some risk and injury can occur when doing them, especially is you do not know the correct techniques.
If you need more information on how to do these types of training, we have several resources here on the site, on YouTube, and other locations:
Odd Object Training
- Training Center: How to Do Odd Object Training
- Video: How to Flip Tires Safely
- Article & Video: How to Get Started Lifting Kegs
For more exercise demonstrations, check out my YouTube Channel = > Jedd’s Strength Training Channel
All the best in your training,
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Keg Lifting Basics
What are Odd Objects
Odd objects are training tools whose center of gravity is unpredictable, often lying out away from the athlete. Odd objects often have considerable bulk and gripping and controlling them is one of the primary challenges of lifting them. While bars and dumbbells have a concise and predictable shape and center of gravity, odd objects force the athlete to react to the dynamic and unpredictable size, shape, and center of gravity of the object.
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Watch as Eli works on the mighty Diesel sand keg.
Weighing a mighty 230 pounds plus, and filled with sand, dirt, tools, nails and other refuse, it has never been pressed overhead.
Also watch as Eli takes a staggered grip on the keg and locks it out for multiple reps, and claiming them as legitimate, then talking smack about it.
A true travesty of justice in the world of strength…
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