About the event
Basel, Switzerland, 19th January 2013
CrossFit Basel GmbH
4142 Münchenstein, Switzerland
Files will be emailed to you prior to the seminar. Print out the packet and bring it with you.
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with a 45-minute lunch
This one-day seminar is a performance-oriented workshop for all levels of athletes and coaches wishing to explore the world of strongman movements. Attendees will understand how to lift Atlas stones, carry a yoke and farmer’s handles, flip tires, and clean and press odd objects such as a log, keg, anvil, or stone. Attendees will spend the entire day practicing with each implement and will learn how to program these movements into CrossFit workouts.
This course is open to people of ALL abilities, genders and strength levels.
The CrossFit Strongman Trainer Course is designed to
-Improve your ability to move large loads quickly.
-Improve your Grace time.
-Improve your posterior chain strength, pressing strength, grip strength and abdominal strength.
-Change workout stimulus to keep the body moving toward elite fitness.
-Expand your arsenal of tools in a fun, engaging environment.
-Prevent injury through the use of new movement patterns.
-Expand one’s ability to move awkward, real-life objects in a way that will improve fitness levels.
-Explore the benefits of strongman movements and how they can dramatically increase the output of any athlete/CrossFitter.
-Learn how to properly scale strongman movements for the masses.
-Develop an understanding of the most common faults in strongman – from programming to marketing to execution of the lifts.
-Develop the ability to generate huge amounts of force through violent hip extension.
-Develop proper midline stabilization while moving through space under heavy load.
-Understand and learn how to safely use a “rounded back” lifting position for moving odd objects.
-Learn and explore the benefits for getting away from barbells, dumbbells and other standard gym gear.
Rob Orlando has been an amateur strongman competitor since 2005. Over the last six years he has participated in more than 15 contests and set North American records in multiple lifts. He began CrossFitting in 2008, just a few months prior to the CrossFit Games regional qualifier in Albany, N.Y., where he took fifth place. He competed in the CrossFit Games in 2009 and 2010 and finished 22nd and 15th, respectively. Over the past three years, he has launched Hybrid Athletics, a CrossFit affiliate in Stamford, Conn., started Strongmanwod.com, and created a line of strongman products including yokes, axles, atlas-stone molds, farmer’s handles, and logs. His goal is to introduce the CrossFit community to strongman movements and implements through this seminar.
The price of this course is $299 USD. Please place a $150 deposit to secure your space in the course.
You can continue to make payments as long as your balance is paid in full three weeks prior to the course. Please make sure you are paid in full three weeks before the course you will forfeit your place in the course.
If you plan to pay by check we must receive your check payment before you can register. Please print and fill out this form to send with your check: