Maple Syrup Strength (littlesleeper)

@SvenG - Thanks Sven, it was a great day! I’m up roughly 8lbs since the beginning of the year, so I’m definitely taking up more space than I was!

@simo74 - Dive, trip, potato, potahto; and yes, that tire flip thing was a beast. It was fun in a frustratingly-difficult kind of way.

@whang - Thanks Whang! You weren’t the only one, if you have the volume on you can hear a fair amount of the crowd gasp as well. I got pretty lucky with where/how I lost my footing. I was able to recover quickly and without injury!


Great write up, videos and an awesome performance! Some of these looked way too light for you, mate!
I’m glad you had a great experience and I’m all in favor of you doing more strongman.
Also awesome to get a chat in with Mitch Hooper.


Thanks @Koestrizer! The weights were slightly on the lighter side, which was great for a first competition. That tire flip simulator was no joke though!

Thanks again, I was pretty surprised when I saw Mitch there considering what he was doing a week before that!


Operation Shed Winter Coat Has Commenced

Well folks, I ended up gaining roughly 8lbs since the beginning of the year. This was somewhat intentional as I had room to fill out my weight class for my recent Strongman Comp. No future competition plans at the moment, so I’m going to take this time to get my diet in check and work in a little cardio, key word here is little. I woke at 220lbs this morning (lighter than I anticipated), but we are making our goal to hit sub 210lbs by the May 26 deadline (exactly 10 weeks from today).

1lb per week cut commences, meow.

March 17, 2023
95 x 5
95 x 5
135 x 5
135 x 3
185 x 3
205 x 3
225 x 3
185 x 5

5 x “D” Ring Chins Between Sets

Seated DB Press
20lbs x 40+10


March 18, 2023
Deadlift - DL Bar
135 x 5
225 x 5
275 x 5
365 x 3
405 x 3
455 x 3
545 x 4
405 x 5

Whew, that 545 x 4 top set took a piece from me. Followed up with a lower effort down set as I was wiped.

Between Each DL Set
Reverse Hyper
110lbs x 10

A nice little workout during our youngest son’s nap.

My plan is to hit a little cardio or some sandbag work tonight.


That is some fine lifting mate. I need some of that maple syrup you eat.

Speaking of which, we just took our first batch off the fire this afternoon.

I’ll be sure to get some photos of the finished product once it has been bottled!


This post is just violently Canadian

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As a dude living in the suburbs and longing for the forests, I am simply jealous lol.

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Nice work man! You killed those events.

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