Here is a video from a contest last weekend:
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that is amazing man. You have some serious endurance.
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damn that looked really good. i lost count of all those log presses. i gotta ask... are atlas stones and log presses fun?? they look like a blast.
stats:Bench: 285 goal: 305
squat: 390 goal: 420
dead: 405 goal: 445
weight and height: 230, 6'2 age:18
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I got tired watching. You are an animal. You make me want to get in better condition. Hey, I did 10 trips with the sled today. Get off my back!
Awesome show of strength!!!
BTW, how much did the log for reps weigh?
Just incredible Tom. Inspiring
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The log was 220 lbs x 19 reps. I am pleased considering that I weighed in at just over 220 lbs.
Conditioning is definitely a big factor in strongman, and I do have fun with a lot of the events.
Holy crap. Nice work!
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Good job, nice video. It looks like a lot of fun.
I did log presses and atlas stones both for the first time last Tuesday. With the log press, I had a hard time getting it to my chest to press it, but once I had it on my chest is was easy to press. I think it was 190 pounds. The guys I train with seem to have a little different technique than you do on log press though. They kind of put it on there knees, get down in a low squat and kind of roll it up on there chest as they stand up with it. That wasn't working so much for me, maybe I just need to practice it, but any suggestions would be helpful. I could put the 240 pound atlas stone on what I believe was a 54" platform pretty easily ( the platform wasn't much higher than waist high on me, lol ) but I'm sure my technique is horrible, still I was happy with how it went for the first time trying.
Wow Tom, that was insane!
Did that belt break?
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Your strength and conditioning in unreal for being only 220lbs. Good work bro.
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insane job man.. outstanding!
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Jesus f'ing Christ....awesome!!!!!!!!!
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That was some great lifting! Outstanding!
Awesome video, that last tire flip was insane!!!!!
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My max on one-motion press is about 50 lbs lighter, but in a clean & press for reps event I will generally use that motion for the first few since it is more efficient with regard to speed.
Right now it sounds like you are still adjusting to cleaning a log and may just need to find your technique a little bit. A video might be best, but basically you want to "lap" the log and keep your elbows high, then explode with your hips and roll the log up your body. Do not try to muscle it and do not try to curl it - it has to be a powerful movement because if the log is not in a tight 'racked' position on your shoulders then it makes the press much more difficult.
With your height I would suggest learning how to split jerk or push jerk since that is typically a better option for taller lifters - unless you have some oustanding strict pressing strength.
Hope this helps. I would be willing to make some tutorial videos on different strongman movements if people on here think that they would be useful.
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