Just stumbled upon this log. Awesome work so far!
The only real advice I have to give at the moment is: don’t punch people. Like, ever. You know where people who like to fight end up? Prison. Last time I checked, it’s hard to compete in strongman if you’re locked up. Just looking out for your long-term goals, bud.
Oh, and speaking of long term goals: you have some big ones. Becoming a pro strongman is no joke. It will take a hell of a lot of work and doing things you don’t really want to do to get there. And there’s no money in the sport, even at the pro level. So while I can appreciate that this is something you want to do, Don’t do it at the expense of also pursuing a real career alongside it. Making good money will become essential when you’re not under your parents roof. Competing in strongman at an elite level isn’t cheap when you consider travel expenses, gear, hiring a coach (which I highly recommend down the road), Dr bills (which you will certainly have) etc. I just spent several thousand dollars on my trip to Nationals in New York.
Last thing: come up to Dallas for Texas Strongest (in USS) if you can make it! It’s in October, and it’s hosted by my home gym. Probably a 3-4 hour drive from you, and some interesting events.