Figured I’d make a log just to get some insight from other strongman lifters.
I started lifting a little over a year ago as a way to turn my life away and stop feeling sorry for myself. I went from 290lbs in Nov 2011 to 213 in December of 2013. I started lifting in March of 2013. I started lifting with the goal to not be fat anymore, but be huge and buff. Then I decided I wanted to be a strongman/powerlifter.
I started 5/3/1 shortly after that. I wish that I had done SS, but thats in the past now, no use crying over spilled milk haha. I was doing 5/3/1 BBB since august of 2013 with lifts of
Overhead Press: 135x3
I did BBB for 6 or so months and took almost 2 full months off because I started boxing and doing calisthenics, big mistake. All my lifts suffered. Just a minor setback. After dropping my rep maxes 3-4 months , I started again with BBB, but I couldn’t handle the monotonous lifting. I switched over to Wendlers Full Body Full Boring template and have been doing it for 2 months. Ive seen amazing strength gains, far better then my 6 months on BBB. recently tested maxes are as follows.
Bench: 200x5 (5/20)
Squat: 260x2, 265x1, 275x1 (5/17)- after working up from 235x5 to 265 in 5lb increments doing doubles
Deadlift: 365x1(5/17)- from 315x3, going up 10 lbs pulling doubles
Overhead Press: 150x1 (4/28)
(note: My squat is lower then it should be after a year of lifting due to my first 7 months of lifting having only access to a smith machine to squat with.)
Thats my lifting history up until now. Now on to the Strongman stuff!
I was going to spectate at a local Strongman competition the end of july just to see how I stack up against the other people there, but my friend pushed me to contact the organizer and ask about the different weight classes and such. I am entering the novice open class which is open for first timers, or people who feel they cant lift the weights in their class.
This class uses the womens heavyweight weights.
The events are as follows
1.Super Axle clean and press away:
event will be timed 60 second limit.
Clean axle once and press for max repetitions. Chalk allowed no tacky.
Must wait for Judge for down command
Athlete will have 30 seconds to get in position and hold for max. time(
No Straps or Tacky).
Sandbag Carry max distance timed:
Sand bag lifted from floor carried
for maximum distance in 60 second. (NO Drop allowed)
Keg over Bar for reps:
bar set at 48 inches NO Tacky 60 seconds
(Wheel barrel/Frame)after testing it will be either wheel-barrel 50ft
OR Deadlift for reps. Load Keg and Sandbag into bucket 90 second time
HW 125 SB 10ft/150Keg (10FT).
Next post I will outline my training and diet.