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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    video from todays strongman session

    todays session included
    yoke
    keg load and sled drag
    axle clean and press
    stones

    Got vid of everything cept the yoke. Nothing too exciting... I got a PR with the axle but stones continue to give me hell. I hate being short
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    That is some seriously cool stuff. I could see myself getting into that type of training once I build my foundational strength.

    Watching you with the stones I'm thinking man that would totally suck to drop that on your foot. Be safe!
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    Nice job Chip.

    I have done keg/sled medley training like that in the past and it is brutal...

    On the stones I noticed that after you lapped the stone you did not bring your feet together (I have a habit of not doing this as well), but if you do bring them together it will give you another couple of inches at the top. Another trick is to wear a soft belt and put a little bit of tacky on the chest area of your shirt. You lapped it easily so should be loading that stone in no time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    Nice job Chip.

    I have done keg/sled medley training like that in the past and it is brutal...

    On the stones I noticed that after you lapped the stone you did not bring your feet together (I have a habit of not doing this as well), but if you do bring them together it will give you another couple of inches at the top. Another trick is to wear a soft belt and put a little bit of tacky on the chest area of your shirt. You lapped it easily so should be loading that stone in no time!
    Thanks tom. That keg load was serious. Thats one of the NAS nationals events this year so I wanted to see how I'd do.

    Thanks for the advice on the stone lapping. When you lap the stone, do you recomend bringing your arms over the top of the stone (kinda like I do in the video) or bringing your arms over the center of the sides of the stone (as if you are putting your arms over the equator of a globe)?

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    awesome job on the axle clean/press bud!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmanuel View Post
    Thanks tom. That keg load was serious. Thats one of the NAS nationals events this year so I wanted to see how I'd do.

    Thanks for the advice on the stone lapping. When you lap the stone, do you recomend bringing your arms over the top of the stone (kinda like I do in the video) or bringing your arms over the center of the sides of the stone (as if you are putting your arms over the equator of a globe)?
    Sorry for the delayed response, I couldn't reply to this thread at work because it had the word "video" in the title so it was blocked.

    With regard to the arm placement I prefer to wrap my arms around the sides of the stone so that I can squeeze it into myself and roll the stone up my body, or front squat it up in some cases. Some lifters prefer the 'over the top' method though. My advice would be to try both and see which works best for you and which method is most comfortable.

    You also may want to try some different footwear such as OLY shoes or boots, sometimes the extra 1/2" or a little bit more stable footing can make a difference.
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    Nice work, good video.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cmanuel View Post
    I got a PR with the axle but stones continue to give me hell. I hate being short
    Well, just know I hate being tall when doing axle clean and presses. That's the good thing about strongman though, it all averages out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    Sorry for the delayed response, I couldn't reply to this thread at work because it had the word "video" in the title so it was blocked.

    With regard to the arm placement I prefer to wrap my arms around the sides of the stone so that I can squeeze it into myself and roll the stone up my body, or front squat it up in some cases. Some lifters prefer the 'over the top' method though. My advice would be to try both and see which works best for you and which method is most comfortable.

    You also may want to try some different footwear such as OLY shoes or boots, sometimes the extra 1/2" or a little bit more stable footing can make a difference.
    Thanks for the recomendations Tom, I will take these into consideration for my next stone practice session. My goal is to be hitting 325 pretty easily by next season!



    Quote Originally Posted by BigTallOx View Post
    Nice work, good video.




    Well, just know I hate being tall when doing axle clean and presses. That's the good thing about strongman though, it all averages out.
    Thanks for commenting man! Sad I missed you at the CO show. I will be at just about every CO show this year though, think you'll make it out again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmanuel View Post
    Thanks for commenting man! Sad I missed you at the CO show. I will be at just about every CO show this year though, think you'll make it out again?
    Yeah probably. We all ( my wife, kids and myself ) enjoyed colorado, it was a nice little vacation for the family and good times doing a strongman show for me. That was my first show, so it'll always be a special memory for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmanuel View Post
    Thanks for the recomendations Tom, I will take these into consideration for my next stone practice session. My goal is to be hitting 325 pretty easily by next season!
    325 lbs would be great for a 200 lbs competitor; what platform height are you loading to right now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    325 lbs would be great for a 200 lbs competitor; what platform height are you loading to right now?
    the one with the video is somewhere around 50". We use a 48" platform in the CO competitions but they are talking about debuting a staggered loading platform this coming season. I was able to get a 220 18" stone to a 60" platform and I can get the 300 stone to a 36" platform (did that a while ago)

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