Oktoberfest festivities have begun and that means wearing lederhosen, drinking Hofbräu, eating Jägerschnitzel, and stein hoisting! If you want to hoist a stein like a champ instead of a chump, we put together a few tips, tricks and techniques that help prepare you for the grueling competition.

Then, you can join us for our very own Shannon Rose Stein Hoisting Competition on Friday, October 12 at 6PM where you can put your training to the test & compete to win a prize!

Early Training

Prepping for stein hoisting should always start with some training. Contestants should time their attempts in order to keep a record of their personal best. Contestants can train by practicing their grip with small pints and then working their way up to a full liter.

Weights are your friend

Deltoid raises and bicep curls are a great way to increase your strength and give you an edge over the competition. Try these exercises with free weights. (Depending on body strength the weight you use should vary). Pushups are also a great way to increase strength in the muscles that help in stein hoisting.

Perfect Posture

Your days in middle school are coming back to haunt you! Posture is a major key to surviving the stein hoisting competition. But be wary of how you choose to stand because some ways may get you disqualified. The best stance that can be taken to reduce stress to the upper body and increase comfort is to arch your back. But be careful because excessive leaning to either side may be grounds for disqualification.

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Hand Placement

The placement of your hand can make or break you in this competition. In the national regulations for stein hoisting there are two specific grips that are accepted and another two that will get you disqualified. Within the first minute of competition the judge may adjust your hand placement with no penalty.

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Under pressure!

The first point of pressure that will affect contestants is often their shoulders. Other points of pressure include the bicep and forearm. Contestants are encouraged to roll out and stretch their shoulders and wrists before competing to help with the pressure on the shoulders that can occur during stein hoisting.

Have Fun!

Everyone can enjoy stein hoisting no matter what their experience level may be! A good attitude can make the difference between a dropped liter and one that brings in a victory.

Join us for our very own Shannon Rose Stein Hoisting Competition on Friday, October 12 at 6PM where you can put your training to the test & compete to win a prize!