How To Get Stronger | Concrete Strength

The pursuit of strength is not quite as universal as the pursuit of happiness but, if you are like me; they are nearly one and the same. For as long as we know kids have tried to pick up big rocks and men have tried to pick up big weights. Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, and Strongman competitions have, up until recently, been primarily male sports. Now, we see more women than ever getting involved in weightlifting programs, CrossFit, and even dabbling in strongman and powerlifting. The pursuit of strength has never been more universal than it is today.

It would also be safe to say that there is more information to sort through than ever before. Oddly enough though, as records have been broken and limits are being pushed, so…

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Iron Mile Prep 

Workout 1: 

30 min emom 

Min 1: 3 heavy front squats

Min 2: :30 ovhd hold(use yoke if possible)

Min 3: Rest
Workout 2:


1 min grasshoppers(try to pick a pace that you can work the whole time)

1 min rest

1 min hollow rocks 

1 min rest

1 min deadlifts 205/135

1 min rest 

Iron Mile wk?

Workout 1

350 feet of walking lunges with an d-ball or Atlas Stone in your gut

Men @ 115 pounds or more—Women @ 65 pounds or more

If you don’t have a d-ball  or Atlas Stone find an odd object and let it rip
Workout 2

400 m farmer carry. Pick something challenging. Every drop run back to start and do 25 wallballs.

Iron Mile week 4

Workout 1:

Strong when your tired….

5 rounds 

2 min AMRAP w/1 min rest 

Row 250 m then with remainder of 2 min as many 50′ bear hug carries as possible. At the two minute mark drop the ball, rest for the minute, row, and then go back and pick up where you left off.

Workout 2:

8 rounds

200 m run+50 yard yoke carry @2-3x body weight. 

Iron Mile week 3

Workout 1: 

4 rounds as fast as possible: rest as long as needed between 

10 double overhand deadlifts(guys use an axle bar girls use men’s bar or axle) 250/150

10 squats d ball on right shoulder

10 on left shoulder

10 squats bear hugging d ball

10 dragon flags

Workout 2

3 min AMRAP of box step ups 2×53/2×35

Rest 3 min

2 min AMRAP of box step ups same weight

Rest 2 min

1 min AMRAP of box step ups same weight

Rest 1 min

8 minute row AMRAP Calories
Box step up height 

5’11+: 24″



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