What's up, guys. I was informed at my last meet about another meet on May 11. After searching for it, I found out that it was actually a strongman competition. I would have never guessed I'd have the opportunity to do this kind of thing, but I'm diving headfirst for this bad boy.
I'll be in the Junior Middleweight division, which is a top weight of 231.
I'll list the events along with my current maxes.
180# for reps
My Max: 215x3
180# for 100' with one 180 degree turn for time or distance
Mine: Slick 130# dbs for 40 or so feet. Gonna have to hope for good teeth on the implement.
700# for 90' time or distance
My Best: 405ishx20, not timed (this was five years ago weighing 180)
Atlas Stone Carry
75# for 60' with one 180deg turn for time or distance.
Making stones this week to train.
Weight of car: ?? Can't be much. Every division is using the same car.
My Max: Hm. Never tried a car. Straps allowed here.
Win the Log Press. I have a strong overhead press and I have a buffalo bar to train the log. If we can drive with our legs, it will really come down to my conditioning.
Improve my conditioning. I need to prowl, prowl, prowl. These events are for reps, time, distance. That is going to take much wind.
Finish the Farmer's walk. Nuff said. I'll train strapped and unstrapped to train the hands and the rest of the muscles used for the Farmer's.
Get good at Stones. These will build so much upper back it will be ridiculous. Stones might be the thing that causes me to bench 405.
Get video of me deadlifting a car. ;-)
Improve my biceps health. This is going to be a biggie for benching in the future and also for using the stones. I find it hard to believe the event involves a 75 lb stone. I carried a 100lb plate in my yard until I got bored.
Last, but not least, try to win the damn thing. I think these are reasonable goals, but you never know who or what mammoth creature will show up.
I'll be purchasing The Cube for Strongman to get some ideas on how to train, but I have some of my own.
Log Assistance: Press, push press, Z Press (named after legendary presser Zydrunas Savickas, sit on floor and press), Pin Press, Klokov Press, pullups, incline bench, facepulls, standing overhead triceps ext
Stones: BB Rows, Snatch Grip Deads, yoke marches, husefell carries
Farmers: bb static holds, strapped farmer's walks, shrugs, learn hook grip
Deadlift: work on rep work, work on touch and go deadlifting.
Tire Flip: Cleans, pull-throughs, incline press, finding a tire to flip.
Come on in, let's get strong and take an in-depth look into a discipline that does not get much coverage.