As many begin this wonderful sport of Scottish Heavy Athletics often they have questions on training. It is our hope that this page can provide some helpful training tips to get you started. One of our own Sara Fleming provided training information for those who have attended our SHAG throwing clinics and has allowed us to post that information here!
Sara Fleming is an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, Trainer Instructor, USA Track and Field coach, and USA Weightlifting coach. In addition to being the wife of an ER physician and mother of three children, Sara trains people from all walks of life including youth athletes, middle aged fitness enthusiasts, highland games athletes, and national and world level weightlifters and powerlifters. Sara is also the co-author of the newly released ISSA Group Fitness course.
Highland Game Weights\Hammers – Contact Daniel Goulet via Private FB message
Sheaf Bags – Contact John Owen 828-553-8160
Sheaf forks – Search for 3 tine pitch fork online or from a “local” old hardware store
Stones – Visit your local creek or river (if allowed). You can also purchase river rock from your “local” Landscaping store or Garden Center.
Cabers – If you do not want to cut your own tree (poplar, cypress, cedar) or have a “local” lumber mill then you can screw together pressure treated 2″x4″x12′ or pressure treated 2″x6″x16′ (or any size in between to get your desired weight) and then round the pick end.