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Weight for Log Press?


#1

An easy question, what is the typical weight, for heavyweights, for the log clean and press in competition? I just got a log and an axle and I am thinking about doing a strongman meet sometime next year.


#2

I have seen a lot that are for maxes, so you just keep going until you fail. If it’s for reps, I think it’s in the 260-300 range.

Have you checked out NAS? nastrongman.com


#3

The only logs that you should be pressing are the ones that you press out of your ass and into the toilet. This is a fact. Pressing logs is for lumberjacks, not bodybuilders. And this is a bodybuilding website, sir, it even says so right in this post. Please take your chain saws, beards, flannel, and talk of logs elsewhere.


#4

[quote]StormTheBeach wrote:
An easy question, what is the typical weight, for heavyweights, for the log clean and press in competition? I just got a log and an axle and I am thinking about doing a strongman meet sometime next year.[/quote]

It really depends, honestly. At a pro-card qualifier this weekend 2 guys got 6 reps w 320 … on the other hand some shows might be as light at 250. I know nationals last year was 300 lbs, i believe 9 reps won, but more than a handful of competitors failed to get a rep. I

t’s also going to make a difference if you’re talking about clean once and press away, or clean every rep (i’d say cleaning every rep is more common)


#5

K, that log at the europa was a 13" log and was a bit longer than a normal log. A lot of guys were saying it was a LOT tougher than a regular 320.

As for log for max, typically something between 350-400 wins for HW amateurs.

Just find a contest that works with your area and time frame and see what it requires. Nothing in strongman is typical.


#6

Thanks for the answers. I was just looking for typical weights for the rep competitions. My shoulder strength is the only thing holding me back from doing a competition. I’m gonna work on it but while doing more powerlifting meets this year then enter something early next year, probablt before the Arnold. Thanks again.


#7

[quote]threewhitelights wrote:
K, that log at the europa was a 13" log and was a bit longer than a normal log. A lot of guys were saying it was a LOT tougher than a regular 320.
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Good point, I believe the handles were a bit narrower as well, making it a bit awkward and more triceps-focused than usual.

OP, bottom line is that the numbers for the top guys are getting pretty crazy, but if you’re looking for a bare minimum that you should be able to do w out embarassing yourself, as a hw, i’d say 250-270, ideally for reps.


#8

Stupid log…

At a Silver/Gold show I’d guess 250 for reps.

Plat show 270 to 300. Weights are getting very large right now for top level AM stuff. I thought that your bench was pretty strong, do you feel your not getting much carryover?


#9

[quote]KBCThird wrote:

[quote]threewhitelights wrote:
K, that log at the europa was a 13" log and was a bit longer than a normal log. A lot of guys were saying it was a LOT tougher than a regular 320.
[/quote]
Good point, I believe the handles were a bit narrower as well, making it a bit awkward and more triceps-focused than usual.

OP, bottom line is that the numbers for the top guys are getting pretty crazy, but if you’re looking for a bare minimum that you should be able to do w out embarassing yourself, as a hw, i’d say 250-270, ideally for reps.[/quote]

Thanks. Thats exactly the answer I was looking for. I’ve got some work to do.


#10

The log should not be about shoulder strength… learning how to push press / push jerk would be your best bet.

Typical weights for an average local HW contest on the log range from 250-275 lbs. For a national level contest or pro qualifier then you are likely looking at 300-320+ for the log/axle.

Remember that the press is only one event, so as long as you can at least get one rep then there is no reason not to enter a contest and give it a try.