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Re: Time for something fun!
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2017, 10:27:03 AM »
Just an update on my "strongman" training.  Josh is slowly adding the implements into my training, but it's still mostly strength training. 

Attached videos are duck walks with 165, log clean and press triples with 155, and farmers walks with 185.  Also threw in a video of 110 lb dips for 5.  My biggest hang up so far is my conditioning.  I'm gasping for air like a fish out of water every time I do the strongman stuff. 
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Re: Time for something fun!
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2017, 07:55:40 AM »
Really struggling with my conditioning with this strongman stuff.  It's been a real eye opener as to how out of shape I really am.  It's one thing to be able to move heavy weight.  It's not worth a dam thing if I can't move around without getting out of breath.  I've had five training sessions with Eric Dawson so far.  The guy is a great teacher, and I'm really blessed to have such a good resource less than an hour from my house.  Last Friday was pretty frustrating though.  My seasonal allergies have been kicking my butt.  I didn't feel congested Friday, but my chest felt dry.  It didn't help that I drove my slingshot to the gym and sucked in the better part of an hours drive of pollen on the way.  We started with duck walks.  The weight felt light, but I was really gasping for air.  We only went to 250lbs for 60', but it took me a REALLY long time to catch my breath after.  We did very light ohp after and even though the weight felt super light, I was sucking wind after each set.  I really never experienced anything like it.  Close in my crossfit days, but never quite this bad.  I've got to have some nasal polyps removed and I'm hoping that improves my breathing a bit.  I just pray to God my allergies are under control on the day of the competition. 

So far it's been frustrating, but fun.  I really needed this kick in the ass.  My goal at this point is to not have a goose egg on any of the events.  Anything above that will be gravy. 
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Re: Time for something fun!
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2017, 10:08:39 AM »
Tried allergy injections?
I started them back up over 2 years ago after being off of them for over 20 years. Made a HUGE difference! I don't think my eyes have itched once the past 2 summers and I wasn't even close to being stuffed up.
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Re: Time for something fun!
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2017, 10:46:48 AM »
I've got to try something.  I've been sucking wind so bad it's pathetic.
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Re: Time for something fun!
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2017, 09:41:49 AM »
Finished my workout last night with farmers carries and backwards sled drags.  This was my first time using the sled, and it's no joke.  Haven't dedicated enough time to conditioning for this strongman comp, and I feel like its sneaking up on me.  Log cleans still really get me sucking wind with just a couple reps, and I haven't worked with anything close to the competition weight yet.  Feeling fooooooked. 
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Re: Time for something fun!
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2017, 12:04:52 PM »
Finished my workout last night with farmers carries and backwards sled drags.  This was my first time using the sled, and it's no joke.  Haven't dedicated enough time to conditioning for this strongman comp, and I feel like its sneaking up on me.  Log cleans still really get me sucking wind with just a couple reps, and I haven't worked with anything close to the competition weight yet.  Feeling fooooooked.

When I watched the vids all I could think about was "do not go quietly into the night, make some noise by dragging heavy shit around and grunting"  ;D
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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2017, 09:45:04 AM »
Actually sent my neighbors a text this week letting them know they should tell me to quit it if I'm making too much noise.  They told me they haven't heard a peep.  Just gives me more incentive to not drop the weights. 
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« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2017, 07:15:40 PM »
Did a 550 lb yoke for 50', but only made it to around 40' with 600lbs.  I need to do 700 for 30' in August. Dropping the 600 was more mental than physical, so I'm feeling pretty good about the yoke.  700 is still going to suck.
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Re: Time for something fun!
« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2017, 08:15:12 PM »
Pretty sure this strongman thing is gonna be the death of me. I'm down to 185 from all the conditioning work I've needed to get fit, but now that I've lost a couple pounds my strength has suffered. Especially my press. Struggling with light weight on the log. I'm no where near the 210 for reps contest weight on the log yet. Haven't done anything with the duck walk in a while, but the stones and yoke seem to be progressing nicely. Managed a 210 stone of steel. Need to do 225 for reps at the contest.

Here's a vid of a 640 yoke for 30', and a 500 for 70'. Josh felt like the yoke was going to be my strong point, and as usual he's right.
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Re: Time for something fun!
« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2017, 09:43:06 PM »
Pretty sure this strongman thing is gonna be the death of me. I'm down to 185 from all the conditioning work I've needed to get fit, but now that I've lost a couple pounds my strength has suffered. Especially my press. Struggling with light weight on the log. I'm no where near the 210 for reps contest weight on the log yet. Haven't done anything with the duck walk in a while, but the stones and yoke seem to be progressing nicely. Managed a 210 stone of steel. Need to do 225 for reps at the contest.

Here's a vid of a 640 yoke for 30', and a 500 for 70'. Josh felt like the yoke was going to be my strong point, and as usual he's right.

No offense, but that just doesn't look like much fun. Reminds me a bit too much of moving stuff around on the farm growing up  :(
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Re: Time for something fun!
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2017, 10:36:26 AM »
Just a few days to go until my first strongman comp.  Should be interesting.  Though I've learned allot in a short time about strongman, I'm still feeling like this is going to be pretty humbling. 
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Re: Time for something fun!
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2017, 04:24:21 PM »
Just a few days to go until my first strongman comp.  Should be interesting.  Though I've learned allot in a short time about strongman, I'm still feeling like this is going to be pretty humbling.
make sure to get some vids!  Good luck and have fun!
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Re: Time for something fun!
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2017, 04:53:29 PM »
As much as I feel like I'm going to suck, I am still going to have fun.   :woot:
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Re: Time for something fun!
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2017, 09:29:56 AM »
As much as I feel like I'm going to suck, I am still going to have fun.   :woot:

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Re: Time for something fun!
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2017, 05:28:19 PM »
So hers the result of my first strongman comp.

210 log zero, tied for last.
455 deadlift 10, first place and had more in the tank just needed 9 to win.
400 duck walk 60'. Made it about 40' and tore up my hands pretty good cto get last place.
700 yoke for 30', second place I think it was 34 seconds but I dropped it a ton.
225 stone of Steele over 52", one rep for second to last place.
Second to last for the day. This shit is waaaaaay harder than powerlifting. I feel like I did a five event powerlifting meet twice.

Overall, it was fun and I will definitely do this again.  Maybe a level one comp with a masters division next time though. This was a level 2 and a really heavy one at that.
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