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Ali44
06-26-2006, 11:50 AM
Hi

I've just returned from competing in the UK's Strongest Woman 2006, in Cardiff, UK. The results are;

1st; Bernie Mckinley
2nd; Jess Bourne
3rd; Hanne Bingle
4th; Alison Harris (me!)
5th; Sera Musgrove
6th; Becky Ditchburn

The events were;
50kg Log Lift for reps in 75seconds
125kg Deadlift for reps in 75 seconds
4x4 pull
55kg Farmers Walk for Distance
Medley (Barrell Walk, Duck Walk & 200kg Tyre Flip)

It was a good day, another experience, very happy with my result, I got my first trophy! Did two PB with the log lift and the amont of reps I did with the Deadlift. Loved the tyre flip, after training with a 34okg tyre, the 200kg tyre felt nice and light.

All the women put in a brilliant effort and again it was good to be part of the StrongWoman sport.

BaggedE30
06-26-2006, 12:02 PM
125kg deadlift? is that it? i swear i seen some women doing over 500lb bench press

Bob
06-26-2006, 12:43 PM
125kg deadlift? is that it? i swear i seen some women doing over 500lb bench press
Bagged... that's for reps in 75 seconds... not max

Ali.. congrats.. nice to have England 4th strongest woman on WBB.. way to go!!

getfit
06-26-2006, 12:45 PM
that is just awesome Ali CONGRATS!

Keith
06-26-2006, 12:47 PM
125kg deadlift? is that it? i swear i seen some women doing over 500lb bench press

Read the whole damn post before you make a comment like that.

Congrats Ali! Good luck with everything down the road.;)

BaggedE30
06-26-2006, 12:48 PM
Bagged... that's for reps in 75 seconds... not max

Ali.. congrats.. nice to have England 4th strongest woman on WBB.. way to go!!

ok fair enough id just av thought theyd have chosen a bit of a heavier weight. If some of them can bench 500lb (227kg) i would have thought theyd be able to do 125kg deadlift all day long

Bob
06-26-2006, 12:56 PM
ok fair enough id just av thought theyd have chosen a bit of a heavier weight. If some of them can bench 500lb (227kg) i would have thought theyd be able to do 125kg deadlift all day long
Dude.. 125 kg is about 275 lbs.. and from your sig that is around your max..
If you want to try an experiment, take half of your max ~ around 140 lbs ~ and try to see how many reps you can do in 75 secs. It's a hell of a workout.. and make sure as your back gets tired, you don't loose form and hurt yourself.. b/c with these timed events and max efforts, the strongmen/women have to worry about that too.

BaggedE30
06-26-2006, 01:13 PM
Dude.. 125 kg is about 275 lbs.. and from your sig that is around your max..
If you want to try an experiment, take half of your max ~ around 140 lbs ~ and try to see how many reps you can do in 75 secs. It's a hell of a workout.. and make sure as your back gets tired, you don't loose form and hurt yourself.. b/c with these timed events and max efforts, the strongmen/women have to worry about that too.

i do 410 x 1 deadlift but i shall try that and see how it is. Ive never lifted over 5 reps per set on deads

Jinkies
06-26-2006, 01:21 PM
You better watch out Bagged before Alison beats you up :) jk great work on
4th but I wanna see a 1st place next time; so you better keep training hard

Ali44
06-26-2006, 01:28 PM
Hey thanks everyone, nice to have support. (the deadlift was indeed for reps) x

Keith
06-26-2006, 02:21 PM
i do 410 x 1 deadlift but i shall try that and see how it is. Ive never lifted over 5 reps per set on deads

You don't warm up?

drew
06-26-2006, 03:40 PM
Congrats Ali.

BaggedE30
06-26-2006, 03:55 PM
You don't warm up?

yea but that goes without saying. Theres some chik in my gym who squats 308 x 5...is that a good lift?

Keith
06-26-2006, 03:57 PM
yea but that goes without saying. Theres some chik in my gym who squats 308 x 5...is that a good lift?

Lol sure it is man. But its only my opinion.
I asked you if you warmed up because you stated that you have never gone above 5 reps on deadlift which I found odd. So now im guessing you have because you do warm up on deads.

Franco
06-27-2006, 02:06 AM
Big congrats Ali!

Clifford Gillmore
06-27-2006, 04:46 AM
Excellent placing! Congrats, mabye you can drop by my journal and give me a few pointers on strength training ;)?

BaggedE30
06-27-2006, 01:46 PM
Lol sure it is man. But its only my opinion.
I asked you if you warmed up because you stated that you have never gone above 5 reps on deadlift which I found odd. So now im guessing you have because you do warm up on deads.

well i warmup with 132 x 10 i dont really consider that part of my routine though

1r15h
06-27-2006, 01:47 PM
Hey well done on the placing. out of interest what sort of training do you do? what sort of weight are you throwing around for your lifts, i'd be curious to know. Keep us posted with future events :)

Ali44
06-27-2006, 03:25 PM
Hey

I train 4 times a week, this includes twice a week at a local gym, concentrating on cardio, chest, triceps, biceps, shoulders and core work (and stretching). Then I train once a week at a StrongMan training camp, practising events like the yoke (I do 200kg for distance with this), the tyre flip (340kg) and the farmers (60 and 70kg for distance). On my last training day I train with a British female Powerlifter, who gets me to deadlift and squat.(Im not great at squats, but my deadlifting is coming on.)

I make sure I have plenty of protein; I have soya protein drinks every day, as well as supplements such as amino acids, creatine, vitamin c and omega 3 oils. I want to lose weight (about 2-3stone) and eat better also.

I'm still pretty new to the sport (been part of it for 5 months), so I really have got a lot to learn yet, but in the meantime I love it :thumbup:

Built
06-27-2006, 03:30 PM
Ali - congrats!

You strongk beotch!

Lemme know if I can help with the diet part - you've clearly got the lifting down pat!

D Breyer
06-27-2006, 03:45 PM
congrats ali

Patz
06-27-2006, 03:46 PM
how much is a stone?

9lbs or something?

getfit
06-27-2006, 03:49 PM
how much is a stone?

9lbs or something?
i think 14lbs

getfit
06-27-2006, 03:49 PM
i could be wrong though

Patz
06-27-2006, 03:51 PM
:alcoholic crazy brits..

who wakes up and says "i'll make a 14lbs measurement today?"

and who else wakes up and says "i want to lose 42lbs and that is 3 stone?"

LOL

drew
06-27-2006, 07:41 PM
14 lbs is a stone.

1r15h
06-28-2006, 09:12 AM
Metric is the way forward dude, makes life a lot more simple

Goodwinm
06-30-2006, 08:12 AM
yup. 1 stone is exactly 14lbs ;)

and congrats Ali. That is super!! :D

Goodwinm
06-30-2006, 08:16 AM
quick question Ali.
Whats the forward hold?

Ali44
06-30-2006, 12:11 PM
Hi

The forward hold, is an event where you stand with your back pressed against a surface/ wall, you then hold a weight in front of you with your arms locked out, and your back must stay against the wall, and your arms musn't move up or down or unlock, you then stand there for as long as possible!

I've seen a couple of StrongMen do this event with a car battery and I did this event myself, in my first StrongWoman comp back in Jan of this year, I loved it and came 2nd in that event. Defo an endurance challenge I think, you feel the pain and the burn, but just keep holding!!

I've got another favourite event coming up in my next National StrongWoman comp, which is in one week, the arm over arm hoist, I love this event too.

:strong:

Goodwinm
06-30-2006, 12:17 PM
Hi

The forward hold, is an event where you stand with your back pressed against a surface/ wall, you then hold a weight in front of you with your arms locked out, and your back must stay against the wall, and your arms musn't move up or down or unlock, you then stand there for as long as possible!

I've seen a couple of StrongMen do this event with a car battery and I did this event myself, in my first StrongWoman comp back in Jan of this year, I loved it and came 2nd in that event. Defo an endurance challenge I think, you feel the pain and the burn, but just keep holding!!

I've got another favourite event coming up in my next National StrongWoman comp, which is in one week, the arm over arm hoist, I love this event too.


:strong:
I thought thats what it would be. Just seemed a strange lift is all.
So its basically a front raise then. So how much weight can u do for time?
I can hold 20kg in front of me for about 30-40 seconds.Probs nothing compared to what worlds strongest men do lol.