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06-23-2009, 07:25 PM
It's finally here.
This Sunday I'll be competing in my first big Strongman Comp.
Training has unfortunately been a bit disrupted recently due to work and a minor injury but I'm still looking forward to getting out there and having a crack at it.
We've got 38 amateurs across 3 weight classes plus 4 Pros making it the biggest comp ever run in Australia.
Video etc to follow
06-24-2009, 06:31 AM
06-24-2009, 07:30 AM
I'll second that! Good luck!
Arden Cogar Jr.
06-24-2009, 10:41 AM
Excellent stuff Don. Best of luck and enjoy yourself.
All the best,
06-28-2009, 07:01 PM
venue - a parking lot on a fairly significant slope so the carrying events were run uphill over a 25m course
Lot draw - drew number 6 and ran against the current national champ all day
Event 1 - super yoke 245kg / 540lb - 16.1sec
fairly good run with this but i dropped it a few metres from the line and lost a second or so picking it up again.
Event 2 - 90kg / 200lb log for reps
3 reps - very big awkward log and a lot of guys struggled. will need to get a bigger log to practice on.
Event 3 - 220kg / 485lb Axle DL for reps 9 reps
Pretty bad run at this. I used my own ironmind straps and they slipped on the knurling. should have used the figure 8 straps provided!
Event 4 - Farmers walk 115kg / 255lb 25m straight run 13.75 sec
lots of people dropped these, the grip was thin and knurled but freshly powder coated or painted and reasonably slick. I was happy to do it in one run.
Event 5 - 130kg / 285lb stone over bar for reps 3 reps, missed 2 more i should have got.
only my scond time with the 130kg stone and previous PR was a couple of HARD singles
Overall 9th out of 14 in a very competitive field
06-29-2009, 08:03 AM
Excellent job Don. You trained for it showed up and did well! Nice first comp.
07-01-2009, 05:06 AM
Video of the strongman comp
07-01-2009, 07:00 AM
I met a guy from the competition named Ben in my university's gym today.
He asked me a few times to remind you that he beat you. So consider this me doing just that. :)
Impressive stuff in the video. Nice work.
07-01-2009, 08:13 PM
just for that next time i see Ben I'm going to try and drop something on him.
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