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2004/01/04 10:55:32 (permalink)

Novice Events

I know this may have been asked many times before but ,
what type of weights are competitors expected to use in a novice strongman event ?

and what type of events are they ?

I am asking as i am thinking of entering one either this year or next depending on the type of weights used.

I always thought (dreamed) i was gona be a body builder but i like being big and dont really like dieting in down and a might now follow the strong man route well maybe
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    RE: Novice Events 2004/01/04 11:05:24 (permalink)
    Using last year's White Cliffs Strongman contest as a guide:(This was a novice contest.)

    The farmers walk was 90kg a hand for 50 metres. The log was 80kg for reps in 75 seconds. There was a "Conan's Circle" with 250kg, a deadlift hold weighing 350kg! (on a piviot the weight actually "in the hands" was probably nearer 220-250kg)

    The medley involved a duck walk with 95kg, then carries involving a 50kg sandbag, a 75kg sandbag and a 100kg+ barrel full of concrete.

    This year's White Cliffs contest will again have a novice class, but the events will be slightly different. Probably just a touch heavier!

    This year we also hope to have a Woman's class taking place as well.
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    RE: Novice Events 2004/01/04 11:06:06 (permalink)
    Usually about
    90-110kg farmers walk
    80-100kg log press
    deadlift and squat things depend on the nature of the apparatus
    At the white cliffs we used 100 kg duck walk and 75kg sandbags and 120 kg barell in the medley. At least that is how i remember it!

    If you do a search for that comp on this forum lots will be listed.

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    RE: Novice Events 2004/01/04 11:07:22 (permalink)
    he he you beat me to it colin!

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    RE: Novice Events 2004/01/04 11:11:29 (permalink)
    Al - Got your email,

    Getting two new logs and 2 new sets of farmer walks this month. Once I've got them come and have a workout mate!

    I'm assuming you will be doing the White Cliffs contest again this year? It is going to be good! [}:)]
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    RE: Novice Events 2004/01/04 11:16:44 (permalink)
    thanks for the quick replies lads , i can currently sqaut 140 kg for reps , push press 75 kg and have dead lifted once this year and pulled 150 kg (these are my off cycle weights ).

    I will have another serious cycle under my belt by may and will make some big strenght gains . i think i will start some grip exercises and specific strength exercises too. I will see how things are going but i might have to wait till 2005 .
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    RE: Novice Events 2004/01/04 11:16:58 (permalink)
    I want to, i don't know if you saw my posts but i have had a 3 month layoff from the gym and have dropped from 250lbs to 235lbs, consequently i don't know what shape i am in right now. I am returning to the gym next week though so i will soon find out!

    I will probably just enter anyway to keep the presure on myself to make a decent comeback.

    Cheers!

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    RE: Novice Events 2004/01/04 11:36:23 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Colin.A.

    Getting two new logs and 2 new sets of farmer walks this month. Once I've got them come and have a workout mate!


    I would love to come and have a go at them too, it would be a good indicator of where i am now strength wise, and a bit of a laugh!

    cheers

    AL
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    RE: Novice Events 2004/01/04 12:09:19 (permalink)
    Also what qualifiesu to be a novice , is it 1st timers only ?
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    RE: Novice Events 2004/01/04 12:13:43 (permalink)
    colin i am very tempted to have a go at your comp for a first time event as well. when is it august time?
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    RE: Novice Events 2004/01/04 12:39:41 (permalink)
    quote:
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    Also what qualifiesu to be a novice , is it 1st timers only ?


    It seems to me that you make up your own mind, unlesss you get clearly beyond novice and are still competing novice, then people tell you to go do the open!

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    RE: Novice Events 2004/01/04 12:47:29 (permalink)
    Thanks Al , im sure i can manage the type of weights used in the novice events , but my grip is my concern so i think i will do some serious grip training with my normal workouts and maybe just go to alot of strongman comps this year but not compete till 2005 im only 27 so got some good years in me. I wouldnt want to enter a comp unless i was certain to finish high .
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    RE: Novice Events 2004/01/04 12:49:48 (permalink)
    why worry about your finishing position now, why not just enter and get the experience, you will learn much faster this way imo.

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    RE: Novice Events 2004/01/04 16:38:11 (permalink)
    PRIME BEEF why not have a go and see how you get on if you wait until you think you can win you will never enter a comp. next week i'm doing a comp at area 51 agenst men like bill pituck, lee bowers, russ bradley all fromer briton finalist and i'm only a second rate novice but i'm learning all the time and by the time i do colins comp in july i should be well up for it, because i've heard that colin is going to have some good prizes.
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    RE: Novice Events 2004/01/04 17:47:17 (permalink)
    I'll be posting up full details of this years contest in the next couple of weeks.

    I'm really looking forward to it - I have some new equipment coming and some ideas for some "interesting" (bruhahaha!) events!

    To those who are thinking of competing but might "wait until I'm stronger" I say this:

    Stop being a wuss and get out there and have a go! Competing in strongman is the most fun you can have in public with your trousers on! Every year you miss is a year you can't get back and alot of fun missed out on!
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    RE: Novice Events 2004/01/04 17:50:45 (permalink)
    To right Colin, i am certainly glad i competed last year and will do again this year even though i am weaker than last year!

    It's great!

    AL
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