I took 5th out of 8th competitors. I could have possibly had 3rd place, but I made some critical errors, being my first contest. Bodyweight was 190.
First Event: Truck pull w/ rope assist, 22,000 lbs
I took it slightly over 10 feet. Never tried this before, and that was the main error, I got 7th out of 8th on this one, and it totally ruined my overall score.
Second Event: Log Clean and Press (clean each rep) 160 lbs within 60 seconds
I managed 8 reps, which tied me for 2nd out of 8th. I had almost no warmup for this, I just pressed 95 lbs 3x on a bar and they're like "Alex Apostol you're up!" and I ran over and did it. I expected this one to be my best event, but I was surprised by the next one. Technically a PR, but I believe I could have done more if I had warmed up properly.
Third Event: Deadlift 335 lbs within 60 seconds
I managed 18 reps, which landed me 2nd place out of 8th. I doubled my PR last time I tried it in october (9 reps). I puked after this event (luckily not many noticed). I was QUITE pleased with this.
Fourth Event: Farmers hold 215 lbs per hand for time
I managed slightly over 40 seconds. This was average, nothing special, but still a PR for me. Not sure of the placing on this one.
Fifth Event: 140~ keg carry + 400 sled drag
This could have been my best event. The keg carry was a joke, I was sprinting with it. The sled drag, which I had never tried before, went VERY fast and I was zipping through it. But because of my inexperience with it, I slipped at the last 10 feet and sprained my ankle. I quickly got up to finish it, and managed 3rd place (based on what my friends told me) on this I believe. The falling down cost me a good 2-3 seconds, and it also cost me second place.
Once I gain some bodyweight and work on my truck pull, I will be at 2008 nationals in no time.
Awsome job man!
(I think that's what you said?)
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I love the Viking power. Great job on those deadlifts, that looked brutal.
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awesome job alex
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Nice job. I'd like to do something like that one day....if they have a featherweight division, lol.
Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
@165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
@181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
@148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
@181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL
Nice job. I've only done one strongman comp and it was quite fun. Hey, you should come down to central Illinois and do Christian County's strongest man competition in June (I think it's June). It's in Taylorville near Decatur. Good times.
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That was really great! I enjoyed the video - thanks for sharing it.
For me, the deadlifts were the most impressive. Probably because I can relate to how hard that must have been.
The truck pull looked ROUGH! I couldn't get that thing to move an inch.
Great job man.
You need to stay WAY lower on your truck pull... you would've pulled a lot further if you get low. And I'm talking like almost knees on the ground bent over low.
Wow... congrats Alex... awesome job...
sounds like it was a LOT of fun.. and you might be addicted!! haha
GL with the bulk to Nationals '08
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lol I actually found your vid before you posted it here on the forums, and i was like "DAMN!"..."this guys a beast". Very nice work man!
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From 155 lbs to 200 lbs (PICS/VIDS INCLUDED)
Height: 6'0"; BW: 202lbs; Age: 24; BF: ~11%
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Bench: 250lbs; Squat: 350lbs lbs; Deadlift: 430 lbs
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