Hey my fellow strongmen,
I competed in strongman pretty recently and loved all about it. There is a competition in fall I would love to compete in but I am not allowed to sadly. I don’t know how many of you have read my write up but I wrote about the problems I have with participating in competitions in my country.
Anyway I thought I just might host my own competition. Of course it will be only for fun, nothing will be at stake. I plan on hosting the competition together with my training partner. We plan on only a few competitors most of them from our local gym. We will not make this public since it isn’t an official competition or anything like that.
If this will happen or not is completely up to how many guys and girls we find that are interested.
My training partner and I will both act as referees. So if he goes I will judge him and vice versa. I know it would be better to have a designated judge who isn’t a competitor himself but of course we want to participate both if such an event comes together. Since there really won’t be anything to win I don’t think it will be much of a problem. We both are very good sportsmen.
I haven’t set any events yet but I want to choose events that are new to most of the people and really strongman like. If they want to do regular lifting with a barbell they can go to the gym. I want to give them something a little more extraordinary. Events I have considered so far:
- log clean and press: Would most likely make this for max reps in 75 sec with the option to choose between to weights. Last man standing would be cool but it would be a little unfair because I would be very hard to beat in that.
- Trap bar deadlift/ block pull: Max reps again. Max weight would be possible too here. I am not the strongest deadlifter and I think some of the guys I have in mind who might be interested in the comp deadlift pretty well. Also my training partner has a very good shot at beating me here.
- carry medley: trap bar, sandbag, keg. Fastest time wins of course. No distance measuring. If someone can’t complete the course in time they will be measured at how many objects they have completed
- overhead medlay: Keg, dumbbell, axle for max reps? Not sure about the fourth event but something with the axle would be neat since I have one and it is a strongman staple.
So why am I bothering you with the things that spook around in my head? I want to have your opinions about my idea! Like is this doable? What about the events? Is this a good idea in general or am I unreasonable? What do I have to look out for if I want to do this? Do you have any tips for me?
Feel free to comment anything that comes to your mind about my idea.