Someone wrote in asking about the log we are going to be using at the Strongman Contest. In the press event at PowerFest, we will be using a 12-inch log. The handles are about 1.5 inches thick and they are powder coated.
If you do not have a log to train on, you can use a bar or axle, but understand that because of the girth of the log, you must arch back more with the log racked. So you should load your bar or axle up heavy for the press in your training.
Also, work on front squats and heavy partial front squats. After all that is the motion you use in the dip portion of the log press.
See you at PowerFest.