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Old 10-14-2008, 01:08 PM   #21
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Yea, that was this year's Kumite. Fun stuff. I did the River City strongman Comp in July.

Much harder contest, plus I upped a weight class as I said. Hope the next contest I do goes a little better.
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:16 PM   #22
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Derek is pumping me up to do a Strongman event in Aug 09 here in FL.

Wish I could do Novice again, but I'll be in Middleweights this time (up to 265).
Going to keep back squatting and getting stronger till then. And build some implements.
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:35 PM   #23
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You could cut to 231 I bet. Your 235 now?
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:49 PM   #24
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Lightweights there are up to 200 so there is absolutely no reason to go that light.

I'm 233-236 right now and probably slowly will keep going up - Robb Wolf's nutrition cert really helped my out - and going all Paleo with very little fruit intake only PWO is leaning me out while making me feel a ton better and quite a bit stronger.

And the fact that
1. I love food, especially steak
2. I still do O-lifts 2/wk and have a linear progression day

That should keep me getting heavier. I think @ 250 and 12% bf or so should be about right!
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:09 PM   #25
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Derek is pumping me up to do a Strongman event in Aug 09 here in FL.

Wish I could do Novice again, but I'll be in Middleweights this time (up to 265).
Going to keep back squatting and getting stronger till then. And build some implements.
contest-wise there is absolutely no substitute for the implements. You should contact Tom Mitchell--Florida NAS chair....if you dont have a training crew already, he'll set you up
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:39 PM   #26
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I heard a lot about Tom when I was prepping for the Orlando Strongest man in late 06. Ended up 5th in the novice class out of 18 people being almost second lightest.

I might just do that and get in touch with him.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:21 PM   #27
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I've been real lucky - I live a few minutes away, literally, from the state NAS chair (Chris Lawyer), and his gym which is full of great implements (The Weight Room).

Not to take things too far off topic - but what do you guys do in terms of pressing, as it relates to strongman?

I'm a terrible presser, mostly because I haven;t done too much of it. I'm up to a 160# shoulder press at a BW of 190. Any good programs you've tried? Bench any? Lots of people at p&b advocate bands for overhead work.

So far, I've tried linear 5x5's, texas method, and now I'm just running the press through the percentages of the 6 week russian squat program - actually seems to be working well.

It seems that strength in the lockout, good leg drive, and good jerk technique would make for the best pressing when it comes to strongman - what do you guys think?
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:30 AM   #28
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I've been real lucky - I live a few minutes away, literally, from the state NAS chair (Chris Lawyer), and his gym which is full of great implements (The Weight Room).

Not to take things too far off topic - but what do you guys do in terms of pressing, as it relates to strongman?

I'm a terrible presser, mostly because I haven;t done too much of it. I'm up to a 160# shoulder press at a BW of 190. Any good programs you've tried? Bench any? Lots of people at p&b advocate bands for overhead work.

So far, I've tried linear 5x5's, texas method, and now I'm just running the press through the percentages of the 6 week russian squat program - actually seems to be working well.

It seems that strength in the lockout, good leg drive, and good jerk technique would make for the best pressing when it comes to strongman - what do you guys think?
Have heard good things about the WeightRoom...lucky you, lol.
I am certainly not a good presser, but what has worked for me the most is working on PP'ing---i guess b/c it's slightly strict but allows you to use more weight than a true strict press....i use a PJ when going for a max OH and typically if i can PP a weight than i can PJ 30-50lbs more..typically.

lately i have started with strict pressing and then moved into PP. sometimes with bands. as far as assitance moves 1 arm OH's, CG floor press, pin press, boards.

As for routines, 8sets of 2--if you hit all 8 sets, move the weight up 5-10lbs next week, if not stay at current weight...Wendler's 5/3/1 is what i am using now...leg drive is very important....seems to me though that there are few people who are really good a jerking a log...just an observation

thats pretty much all i've got...good luck
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I heard a lot about Tom when I was prepping for the Orlando Strongest man in late 06. Ended up 5th in the novice class out of 18 people being almost second lightest.

I might just do that and get in touch with him.
pretty much everyone i've met in SM will go out of thier way to assist you, so i would def get in contact with him
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:40 AM   #30
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DE squats. roate between box and bottom up fronts.
Repetition Pulls. clean hi pulls or RDL.s. no events.
Quick question, when doing bottom up fronts do you rest every rep on the rack or is onl the first rep from the rack and the rest of the reps you just stop in the bottom without unloading?

I've done it both ways and wasn't sure which was the "right" way. Today I did 10 x 3 and the first 6 sets were completely stopped each rep and the last 4 sets I only came off the rack on the first rep and let it touch the rack again on the last.
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