This week I went event training at The Edge in Arlington, VA to train Strongman Events ready for my next competition. I had 3 events in mind that I wanted to practice-Log Press, Farmers Walk and One Arm Dbell Press.
For all the regular readers of my Blog you will know my Overhead Press has really come on well this last 6months. I hadn't practiced the Log Press for nearly 9months and knew my goal before began to lift. I wanted to aim for around 300lbs just to get back in the groove of the Log Lift. I worked up to 320lbs and will steadily increase it over the next few sessions with a 400lb goal for the end of the year. My next competition has 'Last Man Standing' Log Press so really need to be hitting some high numbers to get a good placing.
Next-One Armed Dbell Press (One of my favorite events) I saw this HUGE Dumbbell the second I walked in to The Edge and had to have a go at it. I added weight up to 160lbs. With the size of the Dbell and the huge 4" thick handle it made the press very difficult. Check out my Facebook page for pics-You gotta see this thing.
Last of all I had a few runs with the Farmers walk. Key to being a great Strongman is not only being Strong on the static lifts but actually being able to MOVE with heavy weights. I did some light runs first then worked up to 310lbs in each hand-620lb total. My next competition I have 275lb Farmers Walk so will be aiming to train for speed the next few weeks as the weight shouldn't be a problem.
Check Out http://www.nastrongman.com/ for all upcoming competitions. I will be competing in as many on the East Coast as I can this year. Keep an eye out for my next Blog post where i will be talking about one of the best lifting routine's I have ever done. Increased my weight and lifts in 5 weeks!