Here is some contest footage from the South Carolina "Baby" Beast contest. I entered the HW class despite weighing 230 lbs and took 1st place, winning or tied first in all events.
Also hit a front squat PR last week, 385 lbs x 8:
For some reason the videos aren't working.
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Real nice work, Tom.
Those front squats are sick, too.
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Damnnnnn! You make it look too easy Tom!
too easy! good work
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Great work, Tom.
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damn that last part with those boulders was just sick. You wouldn't take no from that boulder you just muscled that thing up. siiiiick.
Incredible man, you're getting beastly.
How heavy is the heavyweight division out of interest? How much did the other outweigh you by?
It is funny that a few people mentioned the events "looked easy" because when I watch the videos I think that myself sometimes. When you're out there things don't feel easy but sometimes on video it will look much faster than you had thought.
Will try to post up some additional gym training videos over the next couple of weeks.
At this contest we had 8-9 HW competitors including myself, and the next lightest was probably 20 lbs heavier than me. I made weight as a LW that day but decided to jump up and compete with the big guys.
You da man Tom,way to go. Beast.
Absolutely incredible performance, that last boulder had me nervous. You made that entire thing look way to easy. Congrats Tom!
Belt popped off and you kept going! Nice one Tom.
And those front squats are BRUTAL. I'm always out of breath and panting by the 5th rep of those things.
Stats: 11/15/07-First-meet--2nd Meet----3rd meet
Max Bench: 255---220-----------280------300
Max Squat: 405----395----------440------460
CHINUPS - Bodyweight + 135, x1, dead hang. Still working on the one arm chinup.
That is ridiculous. Congrats on the win man. You are a beast.
i love watching your videos, im always astounded. amazing determination and drive, especially with the kegs and the atlas stone. what exactly happened to your thumb during the kegs?
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BP - 280 pause bench
SQ - 345 outdated
DL - 345 outdated
Clean and Jerk - 250
Berserker strength mate, sick fight with the atlas stones.
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Thanks guys, I feel like I was pretty focused for this contest and came out motivated to do some damage.
On the last atlas stone it was not unmanagably heavy but I picked it and was off balance so it took me a few seconds to reset and corral it into my lap so that I could load onto the platform. Nothing wrong with a little suspense at the end of an event, but it did cost me some time!
Dang dude, you're a beast, good work!