Hi, I have been referred to several threads from this forum while searching google. Seems to be a lot of good info so I figured that I would join. In a nutshell.. I grew up in family of body builders. My grandfather, and father both competed at amateur levels so lifting was basically a shoe in.
I took more of an interest in powerlifting. I always liked seeing how strong I was by trying to pick up random objects around our farm. Anyhow, I am 27 trying to get back in shape after taking severals years off, and gaining 100lbs of fat. I have lost just over 50lbs so far, and have a long way to go until I am satisfied. I know I am probably not going to be competitive at my weight, but I am curious as to wear I need to be as far as numbers go. After 6 months of lifting Here's where I stand..
Max Bench 345lbs for 3 reps
Max Squat (paralleled) 585lbs for 2 reps
Max Deadlift 495lbs for 5 reps (I could probably dead lift more, just taking my time.)
I have access to numerous tractor tires. I have the skills, and tools to fabricate my own sled and yoke. I don't know what else I should get.
Any advice you can give me is much appreciated. I don't know anyone who has ever entered a strongman competition to ask personally. Nor do I have the slightest idea of what I need to start doing. My dad he has helped train me while I was younger, but this is out of his realm. Not to mention at 50yrs old he isn't into lifting the kind of weight that I want to..