Deadlifting as much weight as possible tests your strength. To avoid shifting your center of gravity and straining your low back, keep the bar close to your legs.
Herbst writes, “Strongmen chuckle when they watch someone load the bar with too much weight and then squat high, executing a ‘nosebleed squat.'
The classic chest workout for strength. Plant your feet to practice "getting drive" from your legs. Squeeze shoulder blades and grip the bar wider than shoulder-width.
Sitting down to move additional weight is a mistake. Herbst believes the military press is called that because you're meant to stand at attention.
Bentover rows strengthen the back and core. Depending on how much weight you're moving, you should keep your body at a 90-degree hinge or a 45-degree angle.
The farmer's walk (or farmer's carry) is a classic brute strength and conditioning test that tests core strength and force distribution.
Let your top hand glide down the handle and bring your hands together as the axe nears the peak of the swing.