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Typical American Competition?


#1

Hey

I might be coming to the states in September for a bout 9 months and I'd love to compete in a comp. Was just wondering what a normal local/state comp is like?

Age:21
Weight: 145kilos/320lbs
Height: 6ft

Ive got best lifts of

Bench: 120kg/265lbs
Squat: 180kg/395lbs
Front Squat: 140kg/310lbs
Dead: 280kg/620lbs
18inch trapbar: 380kg/840lbs
Clean: 120kg
BTN Jerk: 125kg

Ifsa Log: 120kg/265lbs
Yoke: 310kg/685lbs for 30m (turn at 15)
Farmers: 160kg/355lbs a hand for 25m
Stone: 132kg/392lbs to 4 feet

Training from today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPEEnvbjg90

Basically wondering if id be competitive in a decent comp at local/state level.


#2

Never know till you try but looks good to me.


#3

Depends on the contest. Based on your lifts, I'd say you'd be competitive in a gold or silver level competition, and would probably be able to handle most of the weights in a platinum contest.

Contests and events/weights are listed here: http://nastrongman.com/upcoming.html

Look at the ones in your area and figure out if you can handle them based on what's listed for your weight class.


#4

I'd think you'd be fairly competitive, check out Marunde Muscle to fnd crews/gyms that have strongman equipment near you.


#5

cheers guys.

Im currently 5th in Britain for Tested comps.

Not 100% sure were I will be based when and if I go to the states/canada.

Possibly ohio or vancouver at the minute.

Over here we have open/inter/novice - would than translate into gold/silver/bronze comps?

Scott


#6

You've got some crazy ass numbers there. All over the place. 310 front squat but 620 DL!? Your log is better but I can't even understand how it is more than your bench unless you just haven't benched in a while.

I remember you from a while ago when you used to post regularly. Good work, man. Just thought I would say you seem to have the possibility of doing well looking at your stengths...


#7

your numbers boggle me.... only a 395 squat but a 620 DL??? From those numbers in NAS comps. silvers and golds should be good, Vancouver... I know BC has a league but not too sure how comps. are in the the Vancouver area.

As for the log better than Bench, eh. mine right now sit about the same. I bench for shoulder and tricep strength, you also get a good push from your leg drive. I can see that.


#8

Cheers buddy

I post more on UK strongman forums now

My nunbers are fucked.

Im due a max out on BackSquat soon. Hit a piss easy 160 x2 last week after a 270x2 trapbar.

Ive been on and off injured since November last year so not been getting much consistent training in.

In reply about the log, I have trained my jerk a lot, so I get most of it from my legs and dip.

Scott