This area is dedicated to events that involve pressing various objects away from the body. These events are most often overhead pressing but can occasionally be incline or flat bench pressing. Typically, the primary objective of the event is to complete as many repetitions as possible within the time limit, other times the objective is to press the maximum amount of weight.
Pressing plays a pivitol role in strongman, if you can not press, you can not be a good strongman, period. Competition often places a press as one of five events, and often two of seven events, this is 20-29% of the events and thereby points that are correlate directly to pressing ability. A few examples of pressing events can be seen in the log press, axle press, keg press, dumbbell press, block press, and press medley.
Examples and explanations:
Log clean and press for reps- Cleaning and pressing the log for each repetition, as many times as possible within the allotted time.
Axle clean then press for reps- Cleaning the log once and then pressing the axle as many times as possible within the allotted time.
Keg press for max weight- Cleaning and pressing a keg once for a maximum amount of weight.