Strongman Log Lift

Strongman Log Lift


This exercise involves lifting a StrongMan log, which is a large, cylindrical object made of metal or wood, from the ground to overhead. It requires a combination of upper body strength, core stability, and explosive power. The exercise is often used in StrongMan competitions and can also be incorporated into strength training programs for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Strongman Log Lift Instructions

  1. Stand in front of the StrongMan Log with feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Bend down and grip the handles of the log with an overhand grip.
  3. Engage your core and lift the log off the ground, keeping your back straight.
  4. As you lift the log, use your legs to drive the weight up and overhead.
  5. Once the log is overhead, hold it for a few seconds before lowering it back down to the ground.
  6. Repeat for desired number of reps.

Strongman Log Lift Form & Visual

Strongman Log Lift

Strongman Log Lift Benefits

  • Increases upper body strength and power
  • Improves grip strength and forearm endurance
  • Engages multiple muscle groups including shoulders, back, and core
  • Improves overall functional fitness and athleticism
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels and goals

Strongman Log Lift Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes
  • Lower back
  • Upper back
  • Shoulders
  • Forearms
  • Core

Strongman Log Lift Variations & Alternatives

  • Single-arm StrongMan Log Lift
  • StrongMan Log Clean and Press
  • StrongMan Log Deadlift
  • StrongMan Log Squat
  • StrongMan Log Carry