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How to Train for Highland Games?
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wannaberocky1992
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Join date: Feb 2012
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Hi all, I have a querey....I want to do the annual highland games that are here in red deer next yr, but I am unsure of how I would train for it, particularly for the caber toss. Any suggestions? Thx in advance.

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PimpBot5000
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Join date: May 2008
Location: Ontario, CAN
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There are a couple good threads on Highland Games training, do a site search for them. Dan John has written a few articles on it as well.

I'm doing one in June, can't wait!

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frozenkilt
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Join date: Sep 2010
Location: Alberta, CAN
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Red Deer? You an Alberta boy? PM me. I kind of run those games :) Well, the heavy events side anyway.

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wannaberocky1992
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Just pm'd you. Yup, alberta boy!

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gumnutza
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Join date: Sep 2003
Location: Indiana, USA
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I've been competing in the highland games for about 10 years. The only way to get better at the events is to practice the events, so find someone else in your area with the implements and throw. You'll get a thousand different answers about how to lift for highland games, my suggestion is to concentrate on squats, deads, overhead presses and oly lifts. Any type of Westside type routine will work fine. I've actually been using this program for the past month and making great gains

http://www.T-Nation.com/...rength_governor

But I haven't started throwing yet this year.

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celibrate2047
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Join date: Aug 2004
Location: Oklahoma, USA
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Also go over to www.nasgaweb.com You can prob find some guys near you to train with.

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