Adaptive strongman
Stephen Moore

Strongman Workouts & Training from a Pro

If you’re someone who doesn’t need motivation to go to the gym, who sees lifting as an antidepressant to get through the dark times of life, a way to set yourself up for long-term health, and your biggest goal is to live up to your genetic potential, then this guild – The Iron Guild – is for you.

Stephen Moore The Iron Guild

Meet Strongman Stephen Moore

It may seem like you’ll never recapture the excitement you had and the progress you made in the gym when you were a beginner. If you’re in the game long enough, you’ll eventually face the three biggest problems related to training: 

  • Overuse Injuries
  • Major Plateaus
  • Burnout/Bordeom
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I’ve Been There

I’ve been addicted to strength training since I was a freshman in high school, and that fire only burned hotter when I got to lift for my college team at La Tech. However, after college, training just went stale. 

I was trying to get my personal training career off the ground, and lifting took a backseat. I was still lifting four times a week, but It felt empty and fruitless. 

Before I could address these issues, I faced an outside hurdle that threatened to end my lifting career and possibly my life! 

On February 8th, 2016, a drunk driver hit me while riding my motorcycle, which resulted in the amputation of my right foot.

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While laying in the hospital bed, watching the World’s Strongest Man to pass the time and distract myself, I had my lightbulb moment and my next quest: Strongman.

I’ve been a fan of the Strongman since I was a kid. I don’t know why it took thirteen years and an amputation to finally sign up for my first strongman show! God’s timing can be funny. Twelve months flew by, and just like that, I was competing as a novice.

Austin Strongman Savage 2017 Stephen Moore

For the first time in years, that familiar fire was back, and lifting was exciting again!

Seven years later, I am the biggest and strongest I’ve ever been. And I’ve had the privilege of competing in Iceland, Canada, and the UK. 

Additionally, I’ve also accomplished more than I thought possible, including becoming America’s Strongest Athlete with Disabilities in 2021, 2022, and 2023 and the Adaptive World’s Strongest Man in 2023.

  • A New Quest
  • A Guild
  • Giving Back

A New Quest

Strongman was so instrumental because it represented a new quest to embark on. That goal of fulfilling my strength potential now had a new and exciting vehicle to take me there. It also gave me tons of variety, which is desperately lacking in most people’s training. This variety prevents boredom and overuse injuries.

It also gives me a new quest every time I compete.  In Strongman, every competition is vastly different. This means my training and focus changed entirely, which helps prevent overtraining and mental burnout.

Strongman Giving Back

I believe the happiest people on earth are not the ones who receive much but give much.
Luckily, the sport of strongman has many ways of doing this. By getting involved in a local strongman community or lifting group, you will find lifters you can learn from and who can learn from you. I promise you will never learn faster as a lifter than when you are teaching others.

You can also volunteer at local competitions by loading weights, keeping time, keeping score, judging and more. This is another way to meet tons of people, make friends, connections, and learn more about the sport and how comps work.

A Guild

The Iron Guild name came from my belief that community is one of the most rewarding and meaningful elements of anyone’s lifting journey. Without it, you are missing out on friendships, accountability, and the impact you can have on others. When you enter the world of Strongman, you will quickly find that it has the warmest, most welcoming, and most giving atmosphere of any strength sport. The people you meet at comps will be friends for life – this is true at every skill level.

Stephen Moore Strongman The Iron Guild


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I never thought of myself as a “gym-goer” and certainly not a weightlifter. The few times I joined friends at the gym, I felt out of place. It just wasn’t for me. Now, I really look forward to lifting at the gym and following Stephen’s program.
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Before working with Stephen, I didn’t believe I had the strength to compete in Strongman. I have seen quicker strength gains than I thought possible in a short amount of time, and within a few months of training, I won the strongman comp I entered.
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I have lost 60 lbs and have been rapidly changing my body in the past several months and moving farther, lifting heavier things, and am more active now than I’ve been in a decade.


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