Well I did my first strongman show yesterday.
Well it was approximately 20,000lbs too heavy if you ask me. I got it moving but only made it about halfway before ran out of my 75seconds. This is the worst thing i’ve ever done. Think I was 7th.
I’ve only trained this once, last weekend, and I did 250 for 3, fairly, easy reps. I figured I could probably get about 4 or 5, ended up with 2. I am not used to setting up so far away and really leaning into it. More training and I’m sure I could have done more. Got 6th.
Stones(300,330 or 380, 5 loads)
I did: 300, failed 330, 300, 300, 300, 300. The 330 would have gone but it rolls on my shirt, it’s significantly bigger than the 300 that I can throw around easily. Someone told me I should have put tacky on my shirt AFTER I was already finished, good to know for next time(???). Think I was 7th or 8th
Tire Flip(6 flips for time)
I did it in 54 seconds I think. I really wish I could have done this over and that someone would have told me it was a race, cause that thought obviously never entered my mind. I haven’t flipped a tire in at least a year and my first two or three flips were pretty rough and I took short rests between them. My last three were easy and I went quick. Stupid. I think I could have done this in about 40 seconds. 8th place
Load Medley, Truck Drag
Had to load a field stone(180lbs), a keg(240lbs) and a fire hydrant(240lbs) then drag a tundra backwards to the starting line. I think I did it in about 46 seconds. Al had told me how awkward the hydrant was for about the last two weeks so I really took my time getting set up for it. I should have just grabbed the thing, it was way lighter than I thought. 7th place
I ended up in 6th place overall cause Al dropped out due to a bicep injury. It was kind of fun but I don’t think I’ll leave powerlifting for it.
I went in and did some light cleans and light box squats to get blood moving. My back got tweaked again doing the stones but I seem to be able to box squat without pain so that’s what I’ll be doing until it gets better. No more skipping squats.