The Atlas Stone Trainer is a great tool for those who want to develop Atlas Stone strength without having access to actual stones. This exercise is performed by loading the desired weight onto the bar and straddling the weight, wrapping the arms around the implement and bending at the hips. The weight is then pulled up past the knees before being lapped by resting it on the thighs and sitting back, hugging it tightly to the chest. Finally, the exercise is completed by extending through the hips and knees to raise the weight as high as possible, before returning it to the lap or the ground for successive repetitions.
To incorporate the Atlas Stone Trainer into your workouts, you can follow these steps:
1. Load the desired weight onto the bar of the Atlas Stone Trainer. Make sure the weight is challenging but manageable for you.
2. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and straddle the weight. Wrap your arms around the implement and bend at the hips, keeping your back straight.
3. Begin the movement by pulling the weight up past your knees. Focus on using your hips to generate power and momentum.
4. As the weight clears your knees, bring it up to your thighs and sit back, hugging it tightly to your chest. This is known as "lapping" the weight.
5. Once you have lapped the weight, extend through your hips and knees to raise the weight as high as possible. Imagine trying to lift the weight overhead, using your whole body to generate power.
6. Lower the weight back down to your lap or to the ground to complete one repetition. Aim to perform multiple repetitions to challenge and strengthen your Atlas Stone strength.
7. Remember to maintain proper form throughout the exercise. Keep your back straight, engage your core, and use your hips and legs to generate power.
8. You can incorporate the Atlas Stone Trainer into your workouts as a standalone exercise or as part of a full-body strength training routine. It can be a great addition to workouts that focus on functional strength, power, and stability.
By incorporating the Atlas Stone Trainer into your workouts, you can effectively develop