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This is a very vague question but to be at the top end of a comp at open weight deadlift minimum 300 kgs ohp 140 squat 260 but in all honesty you need to know what events your looking at as in some comps all though im statically strong i have had my arse handed to me by more mobile guys. So you need to start at gym that you can train stones farmers walk yolk. Yolk press log press and loading and maybe try a few novice comps as on the day its a very different experience. 

 

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On 22/12/2016 at 7:58 PM, Stephen9069 said:

Agree with the above you need to know the events for the competition so you can tailor your training to suit.

In the mean time just keep hitting the main lifts Squat, deadlift, ohp  trying to improve.

Improve your strength in those 3 lifts bud as you said..

I would throw some moving in as well to get you used to it.doesnt need to be  heavy,some speed runs with the yoke,farmers and sacks..All pritty common events...Sacks are a great all round as you'll improve your grip,condioning and have some carry over to stones..vary your training with them...pick ups,speed runs,loading etc etc

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15 minutes ago, swole troll said:

ive got a 620kg raw total, can incline bench 140kg for a single and overhead press 100kg for a double and i came in last in the novice and intermediate strongman comp i entered earlier this year 
 

 

All the comps seem to be getting heavier now, my first comp had a 400kg tyre flip in it and that was a novice comp i only managed one flip. 

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3 minutes ago, Stephen9069 said:

 

All the comps seem to be getting heavier now, my first comp had a 400kg tyre flip in it and that was a novice comp i only managed one flip. 

i had 

Axle cleans: 105kg AMRAP
Farmers walk: 105kg per hand for circuits (you drop youre out)
Super yoke: 260kg down a 20m course
Circus DB: 60kg AMRAP
Deadlift: 200kg AMRAP 


was crazy

i was somewhat level pegging with the bottom 2 then the circus DB came round and i just couldnt get under it properly and failed to get a single rep and in strongman if you bomb out on an event like that youve got no chance 

this was a NOVICE and intermediate comp and this was the novice weights lol 

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26 minutes ago, swole troll said:

ive got a 620kg raw total, can incline bench 140kg for a single and overhead press 100kg for a double and i came in last in the novice and intermediate strongman comp i entered earlier this year 
 

 

Its even harder trying to go from Intermediate to open the jump in weights is crazy. 

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Just now, Stephen9069 said:

 

Its even harder trying to go from Intermediate to open the jump in weights is crazy. 

i can see the allure of strongman but personally i prefer powerlifting 

weight classing is better

lower chance of injury

a more raw test of absolute strength



to each their own and like i say strongman does have its benefits and makes for much better watching on the whole but just my preference is the simplistic test of full body strength that is powerlifting 

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1 hour ago, swole troll said:

i can see the allure of strongman but personally i prefer powerlifting 

weight classing is better

lower chance of injury

a more raw test of absolute strength



to each their own and like i say strongman does have its benefits and makes for much better watching on the whole but just my preference is the simplistic test of full body strength that is powerlifting 

I was contemplating giving power lifting a go and a couple years when i was at my strongest (had a 200kg bench) but strongman took priority then knackered my shoulder. 

 

Benching and deadlift were my best lifts but squatting is appaling especially for someone my size. 

 

Now im starting from scratch again i want to get back into strongman and might even try my hand at powerlifting. 

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On 25/12/2016 at 5:28 PM, swole troll said:

i can see the allure of strongman but personally i prefer powerlifting 

weight classing is better

lower chance of injury

a more raw test of absolute strength



to each their own and like i say strongman does have its benefits and makes for much better watching on the whole but just my preference is the simplistic test of full body strength that is powerlifting 

Strongman has weight categories..The risk of unjury I'd prob agree there how ever,iv seen quite a few bicep tears from the under/over grip on the deadlift along with pec and quad tares 

powerlifting isn't a 'better' test of body strength..better test of 'static' strength...Strongmen get tested in both static and moving so I'd say this is a better test,imo as opposed to just 3 lifts..

Not that I'm being biast ^_^

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2 minutes ago, jones105 said:

Strongman has weight categories..The risk of unjury I'd prob agree there how ever,iv seen quite a few bicep tears from the under/over grip on the deadlift along with pec and quad tares 

powerlifting isn't a 'better' test of body strength..better test of 'static' strength...Strongmen get tested in both static and moving so I'd say this is a better test,imo as opposed to just 3 lifts..

Not that I'm being biast ^_^

to each their own.



I personally have only come across under and over 105kg myself

 

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lol we're have you been 

u80 and u90 men's...u90s is one of the biggest categories in the U.K. ATM and growing..

iv put many post up in this section..posting results from the Welsh which I run,worlds u90s which I just came back from....

women also have u63,u82 and opens

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3 minutes ago, jones105 said:

lol we're have you been 

u80 and u90 men's...u90s is one of the biggest categories in the U.K. ATM and growing..

iv put many post up in this section..posting results from the Welsh which I run,worlds u90s which I just came back from....

women also have u63,u82 and opens

What about age categorisation?

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In June my squat was only 200x2, deadlift was around 270 and log was around 110 and I placed 5th at Herts strongest man novice, weighing 90kg.

Strength was in a similar place in July and again did a novice comp. Won 2 events, would have won log if I had listened for judges shout on each lift (had 4-5 chopped off for lowering too soon) and I fell on last event and f**ked my ankle but managed to get 4th off the back of previous events. Again weighing 90kg.

Both comps were open weight class. My point here is that there will be entry level comps around that you can do without having massive numbers.

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i had my 1st strongman comp in august this year and if it wasnt for the words of certain people on here i wouldnt have competed.

i have had very little training and i didnt wanna turn up and look a fool but like people kept telling me....just go and have fun. so i went and i fu**ing loved every minute,i set 4 new p.b's and i finished 9th out of 18th which i was more than happy with.

my events were-

90kg log lift for reps-managed 1 rep. pressing is my weakest point and its something i will be looking to improve the most this year coming,my height really doesnt help me in this event.

200kg deadlift for reps-managed 6 reps,if it wasnt for pulling a muscle i would have done another 1 or 2 but i felt something go so didnt wanna risk injury. 6 reps was a new p.b for me

5 x 350kg tyre flip fastest time wins-i completed all 5 flips,again a new p.b as ive only ever managed 2 reps at that weight. out of 18 of us only 5 of us managed all 5 flips,the same trye was used in the next level after novice and i beat 2 of those guys :)

85kg per hand fat grip torpedo farmers walk 20m,fastest time wins-managed the 3rd fastest time of the day.85kg per hand isnt that heavy but due to the coke can thickness handle it was really giving alot of trouble to most of the guys and most were dropping them,luckily i have hands like shovels so it suited me better.

atlas stones 90kg-100kg-110kg-120kg-130kg onto platforms ranging from 6ft down to 4ft-managed 4 stones but was totally gassed by the 5th stone,i managed to lift it but simply didnt have enough juice in the tank to complete it. again these were new p.bs, my previous heaviest stone was 104kg. due to my height and long arms/power belly combo i literally ripped the 1st 3 stones up like they were nothing and placed them without issue, i fumbled on the 120kg and my knees twisted inward but i knew if i dropped it i probably wouldnt lift it again so i f**ked around with it and got a better grip and managed it.some guys couldnt even do the 1st stone as they simply couldnt reach the platform lol.

its true what the guys on here were telling me.........you will be a little stronger on the day as your competitive side comes out and adrenaline is pumping.

knowing that i beat 9 other guys on a little bit of training has made me realise that with proper training/diet i will do well so this year im putting alot more focus into it all.

there really isnt a given when it comes to standards as i had people half my size repping more on log/deadlift but couldnt do the tyre/stones and the same goes for me as i was flipping the tyre that the intermediate level struggled with.

everybody has their strengths and weakness,im not statically strong but moving events im really good at. 

if you havent got a gym near you that has specialist strongman stuff just improvise, buy an old builders tressle and fill a large sack with sand and start chucking it over, buy your own strongman log, large tyres can be had for next to nothing,buy some farmers handles and weights and take them down to your local park etc etc

hope this helps buddy

 

 

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