[quote]nova scotian wrote:
lol, potter, we all start somewhere man! grip events were just natural for me, when i was 14 a strongman came to town and put on a demo. allowed the crowd to try some events. one was farmers walk, they were wagon wheels cut in have with weigh bolted on and handles welded. i was about the 7th of 13 guys that went up to try. a couple local power lifters managed the 30 foot span he had set up for the challenge. my turn came and the crowd laughed. but i lifted them, and wobbled my way 30 feet like the big guys did… their walk was a bit better, lol but i managed. the impliments were 220 each. the guys behind me went back into the crowd lmao. so like i said, grip is just something ive been blessed with. i had been competing in strongman competitions for 4 years before i ever managed a 300 log, it was my weakness. my best was 230 before that so i always tied for last in the press events. point is, we all start somewhere! and you can always get stronger. keep a training log if you dont already. i have about 8 years worth and to look back on where i was even 4 years ago is a good reminder on those "I DONT WANT TO GO TO THE GYM"days when you feel like progress has stagnated that you’ve infact made tons of it.
here’s a pic lmao! 2 weeks prior to turning 15. about 3 weeks after i started “working out” or atleast what i thight was working out. and almost 2 years after breaking a disc in my back and being told i’d never carry more than a couple grocerie bags in each hand
and Jab, thanks for the vid man, i havent seen that one yet. felix is an awesome competitor, i didnt know he was in his mid 40s! i’d have guessed 32 tops! wish i could match his pulling strength, hah then again most every lifter wish that i spose[/quote]
LAYETH THE SMACKETH DOWN! HAHAHAHA priceless!
Props on the progress and superhuman grip strength!
My claim to fame in the farmer’s:
~260’s for 50m (~150 feet) with 3 turns
Heaviest: 310 suitcases for 15m (~45 feet)
I find that my grip also holds up perfectly well. My weak point is lower back , since I have most problems with the pick. Gotta work on that.