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StrongMan advice

Postby Graham » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:39 pm

My son has put his name down to enter a local strongman competition. He trains almost exclusively on his own in the garage, so we have very little idea on whether or not he'll be competitive in this contest.

The contest is split into Under 90kg class and over 90kg. He will be in the under 90kg class.

The five events for his class are:-

Log press 55kg floor to overhead for reps in 90 seconds.

Yoke carry 190kg for 20meters.

Deadlift (your best lift out of 3 lifts).

Tyre flip- max reps in 60seconds (overs and unders use the same tyre).

A loading event with sandbags and other items.

Guys, I know we don't have enough information for the tyre flip and loading event. But can any of you offer any info on what is a good score for the other events.

So far, we've tested the deadlift and he's about 200kg. And he can do 19 reps of the 55kg log in 90 seconds. Is this respectable? It's his first competition and he's worried about looking weak cos he thinks all of the other competitors may be taking lots of AS and blow away his scores. (He is totally natural.)

Thanks for any advice.

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Re: StrongMan advice

Postby 00jamie00 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:52 pm

Best advice is to find a local strongman gym and at least try out some of the kit. Maybe a 1 to 1 with a trainer also.

Lots of gyms post up results sheets so you can see what people are putting up - I know progressives training systems in Northampton do as an example , search Facebook and look through their photos and your see all scoresheets from recent events.

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Re: StrongMan advice

Postby Viz » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:38 pm

To put things in context for dead lifts. Ben Glasscock a junior pulled 290.5kg at the South East Astor Winter Divisional contest this year.

At any given power lifting event there will be seniors pulling well over 300Kg, Dave Richardson 340Kg most weekends. Under 59 kg class guys pull over 200Kg. Steven Tyers competes under 66 Kg and pulls 245Kg. So there is room for your lad to improve on for sure.

But let him go for it, nothing beats actual competitive experience.
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