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Sidior
01-20-2007, 11:41 PM
I was wondering if anyone knows of any websites which show upcoming amatuer strongman comps. I have searched online but have yet to really find anything helpful. Looking for ones open to the public and for a novice to compete in, in or around southern Ontario, Canada. Any help would be appreciated.

DokterVet
01-21-2007, 12:43 AM
www.islandheroes.ca

Island Heroes Strongman Competition. It's held on Ward's Island in Toronto.

My friend Rob Dales runs it and competes. I've competed twice and it's good fun. Anyone can compete. In fact, he usually convinces a few spectators to join.

The next one will probably be in the summer.

EDIT: Looks like the website is down. If you are interested, PM me and I'll send you his email address.

EDIT 2: Looks like the website is back up.

Sensei
01-21-2007, 06:37 AM
You might ask in one of these forums. I haven't been to them in a while, but there usually are a lot of strongman competitors there.

The Anvil
http://p207.ezboard.com/btheanvil88051

Diesel Power Forum
http://p212.ezboard.com/bdieselpowerforum11034

Strength Discussion Board
http://s9.invisionfree.com/Strength_Discussion/

Power and Bulk Forums
http://powerandbulk.com/phpBB2/index.php

RedSpikeyThing
01-21-2007, 09:17 AM
Good question man! I was thinking the same thing :)
Does anyone know the site for All Strength challenge? I couldn't find it and the one on OLN is useles...

RedSpikeyThing
01-21-2007, 09:25 AM
I'd love to compete in that, but I'm on the bubble. Farmers walk with 300 lbs total - my DL 1 RM is 300. The log press is with 130 lbs....I clean and press about 115 for reps. Do you think I could get my self up to par by August 19th?

Joshua Davis
01-21-2007, 10:22 AM
I'd love to compete in that, but I'm on the bubble. Farmers walk with 300 lbs total - my DL 1 RM is 300. The log press is with 130 lbs....I clean and press about 115 for reps. Do you think I could get my self up to par by August 19th?

Gym lifts will not compare to your strongman events. I pull high-5's, but I can pick farmers at 330lbs/hand - The log you'll have to work on, but training a combination of dumbbell presses and barbell presses will get you ready.

The only way you'll know if you can do it, is if you go out there and do it. So... DO IT!

RedSpikeyThing
01-21-2007, 10:36 AM
Gym lifts will not compare to your strongman events. I pull high-5's, but I can pick farmers at 330lbs/hand - The log you'll have to work on, but training a combination of dumbbell presses and barbell presses will get you ready.

The only way you'll know if you can do it, is if you go out there and do it. So... DO IT!

Wait, you can do more with your farmers walk?? Maybe I should try to find a trap bar - that might compare better.
I'm currently doing a 5x5, but I'm planning on working more on strength in a couple of weeks. Maybe I'll extend the strength training a little bit longer....

Sidior
01-21-2007, 11:02 AM
Awesome thanks for the info guys!

Joshua Davis
01-21-2007, 02:38 PM
Almost anyone can do more with farmer's over conventional deadlifts. The weight is in line with your legs like a trap bar... and the ROM is usually nowhere near as long. However, using a trap bar won't work as well, because once you lock out your farmers, it becomes a grip event, and being a two-handed implement, trap bars won't work your grip as well as two seperate offset handles.

I remember reading somewhere that if you taped two hex dumbbells together, they would emulate a farmers fairly well. Basically stack a pair of 75's or more on top of each other, tape them or strap them together at the bells, and take them for a walk. I just own a couple pairs that I have had fabricated, personally.

RedSpikeyThing
01-21-2007, 04:58 PM
Almost anyone can do more with farmer's over conventional deadlifts. The weight is in line with your legs like a trap bar... and the ROM is usually nowhere near as long. However, using a trap bar won't work as well, because once you lock out your farmers, it becomes a grip event, and being a two-handed implement, trap bars won't work your grip as well as two seperate offset handles.


Yeah my grip isn't so good. I was doing deadlifts and I busted my shin open on the first set. I didn't want to bleed all over the bar, so I grabbed two bars and tried to deadlift one each hand. Mother of God! I was doing 15 lbs less and it felt so much harder!
Maybe I'll start doing this after my regular DL workout, to improve grip and balance.

PhilDownUnder
01-22-2007, 01:09 AM
nice heads up on the other forums sensei - have to look a little deeper to see if there's anything worth while.

(originally i got sid to start this thread - figure about time to register so i can post for myself)

ta

NASAKYCHAIRMAN
01-22-2007, 07:38 AM
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DokterVet
01-22-2007, 09:54 PM
Like the others said, you could probably get the farmer's walk implements up and moved a few metres. That's easily my worst event because my grip fails (I deadlift around 330 x 5).

You should be able to do the tire flip, but the log would be trouble. It is definitely more difficult than a barbell because of its shape. The first time I competed, my military press was 110 - 115 for reps, and I failed to press the log overhead. Last year I got 10 reps of the log in 3 minutes and my repping weight for military press at the time was probably somewhere around the 130s (I was in the middle of a cut at the time so I don't remember exactly without checking my journal.)

Bohizzle
01-22-2007, 10:00 PM
nice heads up on the other forums sensei - have to look a little deeper to see if there's anything worth while.

(originally i got sid to start this thread - figure about time to register so i can post for myself)

ta

HEY *******!!

PhilDownUnder
01-22-2007, 10:07 PM
hey bohizzle. i think you need to work on your lat spread! :thumbup: