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Old 06-23-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
Don Stevenson
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Default Sydneys Strongest Man 28th of June

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.

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Old 06-24-2009, 05:31 AM   #2
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Good luck!
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:30 AM   #3
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I'll second that! Good luck!
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:41 AM   #4
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Excellent stuff Don. Best of luck and enjoy yourself.

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Old 06-28-2009, 06:01 PM   #5
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Comp report

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

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Old 06-29-2009, 07:03 AM   #6
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Excellent job Don. You trained for it showed up and did well! Nice first comp.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin

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