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    My first strongman competition...


    I competed in my first competition. The 2008 Nebraska Strong Man Competition.

    5 events.

    Axle press (overhead) - never done this before. I opened at 180, was too easy. Bumped to 200, still easy. Bumped to 230, and still did it with ease. Too bad I only got 3 attempts.

    Keg Carry - had to bear-hug the keg. It was 250 lbs. This was my poorest event. I have short arms, and it squished the air out of me to get my arms around it. I only made it 110 feet. The winner made it 240.

    Farmers walk - 240lbs per hand. 120 ft, with one turn. We were allowed one drop. I made it with no drops. Good performance

    Sand bag loading - load 150, 200, 250 lb. sand bags onto neck high platform. I got the 150 and 200 with ease. I failed on the 250. I need some technique on this one.

    Medley
    550 lb yolk walk for 60' - did this piece of cake
    200 lb. duck walk for 60' - again a piece of cake
    400 lb. sled drag for 60' - harder, but I still completed

    Overall, I did good for my first event, and having never touched any of these implements. I think I want to do another sometime this fall. I was in the under 200 lbs. class.

    Thanks!
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    I've always wanted to do one of these. Was it easier or harder than you thought it was going to be?
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    Very solid looking shoulders and arms there brother


    How tall are you?
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    Kickass, man...that last pic shows that you were truly having a complete BLAST.

    Good intro to the sport...next time you should be more familiar, and thus perform much better. Great accomplishment.
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    Congrats man. Nice work for your first time.
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    Very nice job on your first time and great pics!
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    Overall, I would say it was easier than I expected. Walking with 550 lbs. on my shoulders was easier than I expected. As was the farmers walk. I'm pretty sure all my deadlifting helped with these events.

    I am 5'9" and weigh between 190 and 195 on an average day.

    Thanks for all the kind words...I think this may have started some future fun in these types of events. I am already looking for the next one I could do. I wish I could find a local group that already trains for this stuff!!!

    Thanks again!
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    Nice work!
  

  
 

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