Congrats man. You went out, did your best and had fun. That’s more than most do. There is always a next time, and by going out, you got your feet wet. Your nerves will be calmer, and you know what weaknesses you need to improve.
I have my first meet on the 13th. I only hope I can do half as ‘bad’ as you did. I’ll be in a novice class, playing with kid weights compared to what you handled. I figure, I’ll give it my all, and I don’t care about placing, I just want to complete the events.
Just curious, what are your stats? What type of training have you done prior?
Thanks for sharing, stay strong.[/quote]
I just want to clarify, I’m not upset about my performance at all. I was disappointed at how the farmer’s walk went, but generally speaking I placed pretty low so that’s where the “suck” comes from.
Anyway, training. I had been training for powerlifting primarily at a place called NX Level up through January. Starting in Febuary I had to work a bunch of trade shows and this caused me to not really train at all leading up to this contest (I got to lift 4 times in the 3 weeks before the competition). I haven’t trained with a strongman implement since last December. So to say the least, I wasn’t prepared at all. That never sways me though, I’m happy to lift at any given moment and this competition provided one of those moments.
Regarding my stats, I weighed in at 215lbs for this show (very heavy for me) and I’m about 5’10" tall. This was my second ever strongman competition, I competed in the novice class at Milwaukee’s Strongest Man last fall (took 2nd by 1 point). My lifts are bench over 300 (315-ish, maybe a bit more), deadlift 550+, and squat 525+. Nothing too impressive but OK numbers for unequipped, drug-free lifting. My overhead jerk is somewhere near 300.