What’s up Primal Camp???
I’ve been pumped up all day and had to write this post tonight. I spent the day at the River City Strongman Competition in Richmond, Virginia. Let me tell you, I saw some strong ass dudes in there today, and a few girls that would give a lot of guys a run for their money too.
The events were the axle press, farmers carry, deadlift, yoke/tire flip medley, and atlas stones. These guys were impressive. I saw a couple dudes farmers carry 260lbs in each hand for over 100 feet including a hair pin turn in the course, dudes were clean and pressing 250lbs for reps. One guy who weighed 175lbs deadlifted 600. A girl was flipping a 450lb tire like it was a paper plate. Crazy right?!?
Their mental toughness was off the charts too. The agony in their faces throughout these events was indescribable, yet they pushed through the pain and got sh*t done.
Watching these guys reminded of my I wanted to start Primal Strength Camp so bad. Hell, I cranked out a workout as soon as I got home because I was so inspired. No fads, no gimmicks, no tricks, no bullsh*t. Just pure brute strength picking up, pressing, and carrying heavy sh*t. Nothing more Primal than that.
Primal man was made to carry heavy stuff. He woke up early, hunted, gathered, and carried whatever he took in back to his family. I can only imagine he hunted some pretty big sh*t and had to carry it all the way back home. And considering our DNA has only barely changed since those times, it’s up to us to unlock those Primal instincts.
Pick up something heavy today. It’s what you were made to do. Don’t waste good genetics.
Oh, by the way, I did an interview with a cool dude at the strongman competition about Primal Strength Camp and our training style, nutrition, cardio, and a variety of other topics. I’ll post it here as well as on our YouTube channel whenever it becomes available.
Anyhow, he has some great handcrafted strength tools that you should check out. Homemade yokes, axle bars, farmers carry handles, and a couple of very innovative tools I’ve never seen before that would be great for anyone’s arsenal to get stronger. He’s passionate about what he does and cares about helping people out.
Check out Jack Niles and his tools at www.JackNilesStrongman.com. Great guy, good products.