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New England Intro to Strongman 4
« on: January 02, 2018, 01:33:58 PM »
Ok, so I'm signed up for another strongman thing.  I have until April 27th to figure out how to do some new stuff.  This one is not as bad as the last one I did as there is a masters category, so the weights are lighter. 

Log Clean and Press: 205
Axle Deadlift: 400
Sandbag Carry 100': 175
Hercules hold: 130 / hand
Odd Object Load: TBA (so far there's a stone and fire hydrant, but I think it's going to be five objects)

I think I'm doing a deadlift only pl meet a couple weeks prior.  Should be fun.   
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Re: New England Intro to Strongman 4
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 01:44:34 PM »
Where/How do you train for this stuff?

I personally think I would suck at strongman stuff.
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Re: New England Intro to Strongman 4
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 04:00:47 PM »
I bought a bunch of stuff for the house for the meet last summer, and I trained with Eric Dawson at his gym.  Eric's gym got closed due to a shitty neighbor, so I'm not sure if he's available this go around, but I'm going to give him a call.  There's a couple other gyms relatively close to me that have strongman stuff.  So far I have Farmers handles, a yoke (only holds 650lbs), rogue power pin (for duck walks still can't do these for shit), sandbag that holds 150lbs, 12" log (got a 10" too, but gave it to Eric because men's events are always with a 12"), and just added an axle and hex bar. 

What makes you think you'd be lousy at strongman?  I'm tiny with little girl hands, not strong, and I'm still giving it a go.  It's harder than a powerlifting meet, but it's also much more fun.  The judges are jumping up and down and cheering so loud you can barely hear the crowd, and they're yelling too.  It's really makes you dig deep. 
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Re: New England Intro to Strongman 4
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 10:43:38 AM »
First time playing with the Axle.  Not a whole lot of weight programmed for last night, but I can certainly see where grip is going to be the limiting factor.  I was tempted to put some real weight on there, but I was a good boy and stuck with my programming. 
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Re: New England Intro to Strongman 4
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 03:40:58 PM »
I really want to love the log, but it hates me.  This was my first time getting my hands on it since the summer. Definitely not one of my better skills.

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Re: New England Intro to Strongman 4
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 10:31:43 PM »
Second time playing with the axle.  Was a pussy with squats tonight, so I decided to have fun. Double overhand grip hit a wall at 300.  Crazy, I couldnít budge it. But this 390 switch grip felt really easy. The contest weight is only 375, so this should be an event where I do well. Came in first at the last strongman meet I did, and Iíd like to keep that going since itís one of the few events I can actually do well.  (Very few).
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Re: New England Intro to Strongman 4
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 11:42:01 PM »
Came in first at the last strongman meet I did, and Iíd like to keep that going since itís one of the few events I can actually do well.  (Very few).

time to defend your record? Does strongman work like that?
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Re: New England Intro to Strongman 4
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 07:39:30 AM »
They do have rankings and such, but different organization.  Iíd just love to place in a contest this year.
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Re: New England Intro to Strongman 4
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2018, 09:20:25 AM »
Hey if you ever want to buy equipment look to my good buddy Mike Landrich of Landrich Power Systems.  Makes really good stuff at low prices.  We also do an unofficial delivery system where if I am at a Highland Games he is at and then later at a strongman the customer is at I take the stuff and save them the shipping and handling.   Buy me a burger and a coke and we call it even.  He had a fire in his workshop last year but I think he is pretty much back up to speed. Usually one of us idiots is going to be at both a place where Mike is one day and a strongman later on.

The log is all about 2 things.  Practice and Push Jerks.  Work light log squats, and viper presses, then do push jerks until you can do them in your sleep. 

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Re: New England Intro to Strongman 4
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2018, 11:12:04 AM »
I hope I just need more time with the log.  I can get it up to my chest no problem, but then I lack the coordination to use my legs to drive the log up.  I kind of bounce, stop, then do a strict press.  It's been pretty humbling, but in a good way. 
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Re: New England Intro to Strongman 4
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2018, 11:25:44 AM »
Yep, segmenting the lift, I struggle with it as well.  That's why I do the push jerks (with a bar)  really teaches you that.  Are you coming from a Powerlifting background?  Sometimes guys from PL struggle with that, just because it is not the way they usually lift.

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Re: New England Intro to Strongman 4
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2018, 12:08:09 PM »
Yup, did a bunch of pl meets starting at 41, then decided to try something new.  It's definitely more fun, but I still plan to keep doing the pl thing.  I'm little, and though I'm not really suited for any of this, I'm definitely better with the static lifts. 
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Re: New England Intro to Strongman 4
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2018, 05:22:19 PM »
Where/How do you train for this stuff?

I personally think I would suck at strongman stuff.

Need to knock off about 80 IQ points and talk/type like Big dumb Ox or whatever his name was?

Actually i'm just kidding, well sorta because BTO was goofy as fuck. I love watching the Strongman comps, some of those guys are freakin unreal with what they manage to do.

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Re: New England Intro to Strongman 4
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2018, 06:08:12 PM »
9 days to go.  Workouts where going great, but the last two weeks I've been getting my ass handed to me by the log.  Hopefully I'm just burnt and need a good deload next week.  Time will tell. 
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Re: New England Intro to Strongman 4
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2018, 06:58:24 PM »
Same here. 9 days to go.

Good luck!
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total