Keg Training For Wrestling

An image of Elliot Hulse carrying a keg outside of his gym in Florida.

On Saturday afternoon one of my buddies stopped by my house and dropped off a keg.

So naturally I put it in my car, buckled it in (gotta keep these kegs safe!), and brought it down to the gym on Sunday morning.

Much to my surprise, my brother’s buddy (who happens to be a top notch welder) was walking in when I arrived.

He said he had some time to do some quick welding, so my training partners and I got right to work depressurizing, emptying, and filling the kegs (I had a couple more that were in storage).

Here are 3 videos I shot of the process to give you an idea as to how easy it is to get a keg ready for training. I mention that there would be a video of Mike welding, but we ended up staying at the gym to train while he went up to his house to weld them.

He was literally gone for 10 minutes and just welded a circular piece of metal on the top to prevent anything from leaking out.

Thanks to everyone that helped out. It was a messy time, but the end product is well worth it!

Hopefully these videos helped, but if you have any questions on kegs and keg training for wrestling leave me a comment below.

Also, for those of you interested in other ways to make strongman equipment, I hope this next section helps.

Making Your Own Strongman Equipment

Let me tell you from personal experience- if there’s a way to build a piece of equipment rather than purchase one, definitely look into it. I’ve spent tens of thousands of dollars on equipment over the years for my gym. If I could do it again, I’d definitely investigate other options like having equipment welded locally.

So, rather than spending thousands on Strongman equipment, here are some YouTube videos I found that show some of the many pieces of Strongman equipment you can make or have welded for cheap.

This first video shows all of the equipment (except for a Yoke) that this guy was able to make for under $400! He purchased the metal at a scrap yard and had someone weld it for him.

Here’s a follow up to the above video that shows the Yoke that this guy had made.

And here’s a video showing you how to make a dragging sled with a tire (that you can get for free from a tire yard) and some chain you can get at any hardware store.

Anyway, this was a quick post today, but I figured the videos did a good job of explaining how to go about things. Hopefully it was enough to give you some ideas as to how you can make some serious equipment to build strength with for years to come.

A picture of Kyle Dake and Dickie White.
Hi, I’m Dickie (the author of this blog). Here I am with my good buddy, Kyle Dake. While he doesn't have a nice coat like me, he is pretty good at wrestling. Here's what he said about my training system:

Before I began lifting using Dickie's system my wrestling skills were getting slightly better. I've now been lifting under his guidance for more than 5 months and I have begun to dominating ALL of my competition. At first I had little faith in Dickie and his program, but now I would run into a wall if he told me I would get stronger! I know it sounds insane, but I would. The bottom line is Dickie is an expert and knows what he is talking about. If you want to defeat those kids whom you've always lost to and reach a level you never thought possible, I suggest you start lifting using Dickie's system immediately.

-Kyle Dake, 4X NCAA Division 1 National Champion

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