Atlas Stones

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Type: Strongman
Main Muscle Worked: Lower Back
Other Muscles: Abdominals, Adductors, Biceps, Calves, Forearms, Glutes, Hamstrings, Middle Back, Quadriceps, Traps
Equipment: Other
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Expert
Sport: Yes
Force: Pull
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Atlas Stones Guide

Main Muscle: Lower Back

  1. Begin with the atlas stone between your feet. Bend at the hips to wrap your arms vertically around the Atlas Stone, attempting to get your fingers underneath the stone. Many stones will have a small flat portion on the bottom, which will make the stone easier to hold.
  2. Pulling the stone into your torso, drive through the back half of your feet to pull the stone from the ground.
  3. As the stone passes the knees, lap it by sitting backward, pulling the stone on top of your thighs.
  4. Sit low, getting the stone high onto your chest as you change your grip to reach over the stone. Stand, driving through with your hips. Close distance to the loading platform, and lean back, extending the hips to get the stone as high as possible.

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Sep 12, 2011 6:01 AM: Doing this with friends is great cause not only are you competing but also you have someone to spot you if needed. Also you find yourself rooting for your friends who make a new weight. It's hard to complete a full workout when you want to go right to the atlas stones but don't injury is there if you...+See More

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