So, a general update on how my training will be structured in the short term, what my goals are, and then a little bit of logging…
Yesterday I signed up for the Dallas Strongest Man show, which is on March 11. I plan to compete in the 200 lbs weight class, which means I have a ton of room to add bodyweight between now and then. The goal would be to be walking around at something over 200 lbs morning weight by that point. It’s really difficult for me to push my weight up that fast, but I’m pretty committed to it, so we’ll see what happens. Getting my weight up really helps me with my overhead pressing and my carries. Every Sunday between now and then I’ll be training at least a couple of the competition lifts.
The events are: 225 axle clean and press for reps, one clean, then press out.
conan’s wheel at 500 lbs.
Frame carry/sandbag medley, both 60 ft. frame is 475, sandbag is 200.
Wagon wheel 15" deadlift, max weight
seated arm over arm pull with something with friction (meaning not a car). weight TBD
So now, a run-down of the events, and my strengths and weaknesses:
I did the same axle clean and press last year in March. Did 8 reps I believe. I tried it on Sunday and got 5 easily, so I should be at 10+ by the competition. I should be competing for a top 3 in the event.
the conan’s wheel, at this weight, destroyed me in August. I dropped it well before I should have. I won’t make that mistake again. Last contest was the first time I’d touched a conan’s wheel. I know what I’m in for this time. I hate this event. You can’t fucking breathe with that thing sitting on you. But I’ll get it done. Hoping middle of the pack here, anything else would be fantastic.
carry medley: this is one of the more favorable medley’s for me that I’ve seen. The distance isn’t too long, and the frame weight is manageable for me. I’m much better at this than the last time I did farmer’s walks in competition. And the sandbag isn’t bad at all. I can almost run with that weight. Again, middle of the pack would be fine.
deadlift: I’ve never taken less than 1st in a deadlift event, and I plan to continue that tradition.
arm over arm pull: I don’t have much experience with this, but I believe I’m good at it. I have a strong back, and my technique is decent. My projection on this is also top 3.
I want to win this competition. There are no athletes in my division that scare me. I’m going to push myself harder for this show than I have for any previous show.
I’ll continue this in my next post, for ease of reading