Applied Strongman Training AST

Improve athletic performance

What you will get

  • Get access to 9 lectures, 73 exercises and over 4 hours of video footage
  • Read published research on Strongman training
  • Learn how to use Strongman apparatus such as the sled, prowler, superyoke, sledgehammer & tyre
  • Sample Strongman training programs included
  • Obtain 10 CEC’s with Fitness Australia

Course Summary

The Applied Strongman Training (AST) course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to design and implement effective programs for clients & athletes using strongman exercises.

There are 9 lectures, 73 exercises and over 4 hours of footage that will guide you on how to incorporate Strongman devices including tyres and sledgehammer, sled, prowler, farmers walk and superyoke.

In each lecture, we provide an in-depth explanation of the technique needed to perform the exercise safely, the rationale for use and when you would use certain exercises with that particular apparatus. You will also have access to sample workouts that you can use for you and/or your clients.

Learning Outcomes

Section 1 – Introduction

  • Become familiar with applied strongman training
  • Understand the three main uses for applied strongman training: fat loss, athletic conditioning and rehabilitation
  • Understand basic physiological & biomechanical principles relating to fat loss, athletic conditioning and rehabilitation
  • Be familiar with when & how applied strongman training could be used for certain trainees
  • Understand concepts like accumulation & intensification and order of session

Section 2 – Sled

  • Become familiar with sled exercises and variations
  • Understand how to apply certain sled exercises in program design
  • Understand how certain sled exercises should be used depending on trainee’s goals
  • Gain knowledge of movement patterns and cues the trainer will look for and use in practical training situations
  • Understand how to safe and reasonable technique for sled

Section 3 – Prowler

  • Become familiar with prowler exercises and variations
  • Understand how to apply certain prowler exercises in program design
  • Understand how certain prowler exercises should be used depending on trainee’s goals
  • Gain knowledge of movement patterns and cues the trainer will look for and use in practical training situations
  • Understand how to safe and reasonable technique for prowler

Section 4 – Famers’ Walk

  • Become familiar with famers walk exercises and variations
  • Understand how to apply certain farmers walk exercises in program design
  • Understand how certain farmers walk exercises should be used depending on trainee’s goals
  • Gain knowledge of movement patterns and cues the trainer will look for and use in practical training situations
  • Understand how to safe and reasonable technique for farmers walk

Section 5 – Superyoke

  • Become familiar with superyoke exercises and variations
  • Understand how to apply certain superyoke exercises in program design
  • Understand how certain superyoke exercises should be used depending on trainee’s goals
  • Gain knowledge of movement patterns and cues the trainer will look for and use in practical training situations
  • Understand how to safe and reasonable technique for superyoke

Section 6 – Sledgehammer

  • Become familiar with sledgehammer exercises and variations
  • Understand how to apply certain sledgehammer exercises in program design
  • Understand how certain sledgehammer exercises should be used depending on trainee’s goals
  • Gain knowledge of movement patterns and cues the trainer will look for and use in practical training situations
  • Understand how to safe and reasonable technique for sledgehammer

Section 7 – Tire

  • Become familiar with tire exercises and variations
  • Understand how to apply certain tire exercises in program design
  • Understand how certain tire exercises should be used depending on trainee’s goals
  • Gain knowledge of movement patterns and cues the trainer will look for and use in practical training situations
  • Understand how to safe and reasonable technique for tire

Section 8 – Conclusion

  • Understand more advanced applied strongman training program design especially in regard to combining different modes (e.g. sled & farmers walk or farmers walk & gym based resistance training) during sessions
  • Understand the differences in program design used for athletic populations and general populations
  • Know where to include certain applied strongman training exercises for certain individuals or athletes
  • Be able to define, implement, interpret and review applied strongman training programs

Practical assessment

The Practical Assessment Task requires you to competently coach others in the safe execution of exercises using the core AST apparatus. This will enable you to demonstrate competency in the areas of technical execution, group management, coaching, supervision, observation and the provision of feedback.

To download the Practical Assessment marking sheet please click here.

Accreditation Obtained

The Applied Strongman Training is accredited by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists and NSCA Certified Personal Trainers attending this event are eligible to receive 1.3 Continuing Education Units (CEU).

Continuing Education Credits

The course attracts 10 continuing education credits (CEC’s) with Fitness Australia.

Click here to locate the course on Fitness Australia’s website.

Audience

This course is designed for fitness professionals and/or enthusiasts who wish to utilise Strongman Training to achieve fitness, sport specific and/or body composition goals. AST is suitable for:

  • Sports Coaches (all sports)
  • Strength & conditioning coaches
  • High performance managers
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’s)
  • Athletes
  • Personal trainers
  • Gym instructors
  • Physical educational teachers
  • Sports science students.

Intake Dates

You can enrol in the Applied Strongman Training course at any time. There are no fixed start dates, however all course assessment requirements must be completed within 6 months.

Entry Requirements

Participants must be at least 16 years of age and in good health.

Completion Requirements

To meet course completion requirements students are required to complete the following.

  1. Online knowledge check
  2. Submit video evidence that shows you competently instructing others to safely execute exercises using the core AST apparatus’ (sled, prowler, farmers walk, superyoke, tire and sledgehammer). For more detail please refer to the Practical assessment in the Learning Outcomes section.

Course Costs

The course cost is $400 AUD

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for RPL will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.