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    I was watching the World's Strongest Man and it seems like everything those guys do is with bad form. Everything they pick up is with a round back and the way they press things overhead looks like they should snap their backs. Do theses guys train this way to, or is it just the way the compete?

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    For some of the lifts, they can't avoid round back lifting - like the atlas stones, etc. They try to keep their lumbar straight, and only curve the upper back as far as I understand. But yeah, look in the ironmind catalog at the pictures of the guy doing the timed deadlift hold of the car and watch him gradually get his upper back curved.

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    isnt that extremely dangerous? If swinging a kettlebell with a round back is dangerous then wouldn't that strongman stuff be really bad?

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    Well, if the lumbar goes round, yes. Some at the elite level are willing to round the upper back and take the risk. Same goes for pro powerlifters with their deadlift technique. If you're not making a career out of it and looking to milk every possible advantage, then there's no need to take that risk. Having said that, there's probably stone lifters on the forum that have done it without issue for years.

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    now thats funny

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    I think they probably train safely. In competition safety may take a back seat. The goal here is to win and they know and accept the risks. I like this tv program..Dennis

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    +1 what ad5ly said,

    When training theses guys use great technique. In strongman competition as as most other competitions, technique tends to go out the window in an effort to push to the limit possible at the moment. If they performed the moves regularly like they do in competition, it would lead to injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MI_KB'r View Post
    +1 what ad5ly said,

    When training theses guys use great technique. In strongman competition as as most other competitions, technique tends to go out the window in an effort to push to the limit possible at the moment. If they performed the moves regularly like they do in competition, it would lead to injury.
    or maybe the opposite is true? by training exactly as thy compete their body adapts to the stimuli?

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    How can you lift something like a stone with a flat back. I looked on you tube and even in training the back is completely round. If you can safely lift that much weight then why would you need such good posture for a kb swing or a light deadlift?

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    Well, what they don't tell you on the electric-box is that a lot of those guys are walking around with all sorts of pain and stiffness on a daily basis. Nobody wants to see Bill Kazmier be a "Debbie Downer". I think anybody can technically get used to doing anything for awhile....until it comes back to bite them on the ass.

    My uncle, a dedicated Tae Kwon Do practicioner,threw hundreds of snap kicks and punches in air on a daily basis. It was a bad idea...he thought it might be a bad idea....some people told him it was a bad idea....but he did it anyway because he loved to do it. Now, the only way he can train pain-free is by limiting what he does by a severe margin, and only by hitting an object. He simply realized the right thing at the wrong time.

    I actually really like watching strongman competitions when I can catch them. And God knows I like hefting things and showing off to who's ever watching. But I've decided, for long-term health reasons, my deadlift of choice is hack-style, and my upright press is see-saw. Nobody sets records with these, but I'm convinced they're a lot more healthier on my spine than the other conventional MPs and DLs. I know many don't really respect the hack or the see-saw, so call me a wuss if you have to

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