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2004/02/09 20:02:19 (permalink)
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strongman novice events

I'm after a bit of help from you guys and girls myself along with my local gym and the The Whey Consortium are hopefully going to put on a novice show in june it's about 80% go at the moment so what i need help with is the events.
i'm trying to make it so that it's not to light for the power lifter type guy's and not to heavy as to scare of the guys that want to have a go. i was looking along the lines of:-

farmers 75-80 kg per hand over 50m with turn and 50m duck walk @about 80-100kg (one event)

loading race onto lorry, tyre, stone, sand bag, 2 barrels.

tyre flip approx 300kg tyre (6 flips)

sled pull over 25m approx 250kg

log lift or barrel lift for rep's approx 80-90kg

please feel free to add your own event and if i can get the equiptment i might put it in.
or if you think i need to put the weight up or down please let me know but please remember i'm trying to get a nice balance.
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    Dr Z
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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/09 20:13:03 (permalink)
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    A crucifix hold of some kind would be easy to do, not sure what weight though
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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/09 20:28:17 (permalink)
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    If we can sort out transporting it you can use the Conan's Wheel I have if you want?

    The Farmers and Duck Walk combo is good, but I'd have it 25m each way and perhaps a little heavier?
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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/09 20:33:31 (permalink)
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    i know what you mean about the farmers weight colin be i was thinking that the power lifters would burn out and the weeker guy would come through at the end.
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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/09 20:46:06 (permalink)
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    Why do you want the weaker guys to come through Mike? It is a strongman contest!
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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/09 20:48:53 (permalink)
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    Gloucester the problem with dead for reps is some of the lad's that have said they would like to have a go are power lifters good ones bench over 200kg dead and squat 280-300kg so i'm trying to mix it up abit with strengh and stamina so they will fine it hard to make it to the end if the course.
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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/09 20:50:18 (permalink)
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    i mean blokes like me
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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/09 21:12:26 (permalink)
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    Make the deadlift a deadlift hold - that gives the powerlifter types something different to deal with.

    Log for reps is a great one - I know of guys who can bench well over 200kg who struggle with a 90kg log! An 80kg log for reps would be just the job.

    Tyre flip is a good event - like it.

    Farmers walk in my opinion has to be at the very least 80kg, any lighter than that and it is not strongman, it is sprinting with bags of shopping.

    Loading is always good, and it is fun to watch. The only concern is to not make the platforms to high, you want the strongest to win, not the tallest!

    You can borrow anything I have provided either a) it fits in the back of my car, or b) you transport it.

    Depending on the events I might be tempted to have a go. I of course will help in any way I can - it is the least I can do after all the help you have given me.
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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/09 21:13:57 (permalink)
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    How about a vehicle pull of some sort?
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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/09 21:22:31 (permalink)
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    The loading race will be onto the back of a flat bed lorry so it should be about the right hight but will all be tested befor we go with the final list.
    The farmers at the moment are two long lumps of metal pipe and i need to get them cut in half so i can weigh them. The more i think about it i feel like saying it's a strongman comp if you can't lift it GO HOME.

    Thank you for the offer of help Colin.
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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/09 21:29:50 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by cougarman

    The more i think about it i feel like saying it's a strongman comp if you can't lift it GO HOME.




    AMEN BROTHER!!
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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/09 21:49:40 (permalink)
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    um lorry pull if only i could get my hands on a harnes
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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/09 21:53:55 (permalink)
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    I've got an Ironmind pulling harness. It will probably be too big for smaller guys though.

    It is massive, and it is not the largest size, there is one bigger

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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/09 21:56:21 (permalink)
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    well we could allways eat the smaller guys and make one giant strongman just like me.
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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/10 11:49:47 (permalink)
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    i like the idea of a vehicle pull, i wouldnt of thought it would have to be a lorry, 4x4 with trailer would hold some weight. i like the idea of a barrell press as well i take it you mean clean and press from the floor, or how about a thick bar power clean with vehicle wheels either end? i would be very interested in attending and having a go.
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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/10 14:29:35 (permalink)
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    A 4x4 with a trailer would not be heavy enough. Larger guys like myself, Lennie and other 300pound+ plus novices would only have to lean forward to get the thing rolling - then it is not about who is the strongest, but who is the heaviest, not fair on smaller guys who might be stronger.

    The vehicle needs to be heavy enough that you need leg strength to get it moving and fast feet to keep it moving.

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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/10 14:38:32 (permalink)
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    Arm over arm pulling is bloody hard work! Excellent event!

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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/10 17:26:09 (permalink)
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    the sled pull is arm over arm around 250kg thats the weight i used at the last area 51 comp.
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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/10 18:31:28 (permalink)
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    Gloucester you best bet go to www.streetmap.co.uk and type in Gloucester or Quedgeley is were the comp will be. or juntion 12 m5 about 2 miles away from that so nice abd easy to get to.
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    RE: strongman novice events 2004/02/10 19:55:56 (permalink)
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    From Quedgeley
    to Dover(colin Anderson white cliff's comp) 194 miles each way
    2.4 miles is not that much more than i'll go to do a comp
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