I have my first strongman competition 20 days from now and I was just looking for some advice. What do I need to be doing up to the show in the gym and on event days?
I have been training strongman for about 2 months so I don't really have a handle on last minute preparations for competition. This is going to be a novice competition but I still want to do well. Any advice would be great.
I think two months practice is not enough. Anyhow try your best. Good luck!
danisleet competed in a novice strongman here in SE Michigan...and won for his weight class. (under 200#), if only that bastard would post.
2. Car deadlift for reps... 60 seconds
3. 180 farmers 50 ft
4. 400 yoke 50 ft
5. Stones 200, 220, 240, 260, 300
The guys at the local strongman gym have been working with me breaking down the lifts and helping with my weaknesses. I have done the yoke in under 6s, farmers in under 7s, and gotten the first 3 stones. My log is pretty bad with me getting a high of 2 reps
If someone is looking to make the podium then that is a different story, but if they just want to compete then as long as you have a decent gym training / athletics background then they really do not need to worry.
It sounds like you are not going to have any issues with the events that you have trained, and as long as you have a relatively strong squat/deadlift the car lift should not be a problem either. How is your pressing strength (bench, military, etc.)? I may be able to help with some technique on the log.
I can also provide you with some tips on the car deadlift if you would like, since you did not mention training for that specific event.
Are you training will Willie and Mike and Lance? If you are they can help with last minute stuff and if you aren't then get out there, it's pretty close
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Since you have use a car deadlift apparatus you will be fine, a tire is basically the same as a car except that you don't have the recoil of the vehicle suspension.
Are you looking for tips on peaking / diet / etc.?
This article might be helpful:
I do not have to make weight because they group all the novices together. My next show will be in december so I am cutting for that but not for the upcoming one
I am now a week out. Any last minute prep I need to do?
Do you have your gym back and cooler ready to go for the contest? I would make sure to bring any support equipment that you might need as well as snacks, energy drinks, water, etc.