Well March is here which only means one thing for me........COMPETITION TIME!
I haven't been able to train Strongman Events for around 9months since moving over to the US but my gym training and overall strength has been progressing really well. I hope this and the experience I have gained competing the last 3 years in the UK will get me through. With any Strongman competition at this level it really could be anyone who could walk (or limp) away with the victory.
So here it is Capitol Classic Strongman Challenge-March 10th
4.Hummer Tire Deadlift
1. The Viking Press.
6 months ago I would have been dreading this event but now after several months of working on my technique, strength and endurance I am really looking forward to it. 60 Seconds to get as many reps as possible. Heavyweights will be be pressing 290lbs. I think 20 reps will be needed to win this event as there are some very strong pressers competing.
2. Husafell Carry
A 400lb Shield! Pick it up and carry it for as long as you can without dropping it or dying!!!! Having 400lbs crushing down on your chest makes it near impossible to breath. This really can be anyone's event. You pick it up wrong and you won't get very far at all. Not looking forward to this one.
3. Frame Carry.
700lbs of steel frame with handle on-Pick up and carry it 80FT as quick as you can. This all comes down to grip strength and core strength. With 700lbs trying to pull your grip open your hands will be close to tearing. The core strength here is vital to be able to control the weight while you’re moving. I’m definitely looking forward this event.
4. Hummer Tire Deadlift.
Car axle with hummer tires on each end-last man standing. The weight will keep going up and up until there is only one man left. One fail and you’re out!! Resting my back completely since my 865lb pull a week ago tweaked it a little. I am hoping that an 800lb + pull will be good enough for a top finish.
5. Atlas Stones
Last but not least THE Strongman Event everyone will have seen-The Atlas Stones! 5 Stones starting at 270lbs up to a huge 370lbs! I love this event-and think there will only be one or two guys that will complete all 5 stones successfully.
For full details on Athletes, Divisions and where it's at check out the link below.