I went to Strong(wo)man yesterday, and at the end, I really wanted to just drop out of the competition. My confidence is very much shaken at this point, and for some reason everybody seems to think that I’m a lot stronger than I actually am.
For the first time ever, I tried the log. And I was very much unsuccessful. For the competition, I will need to get 75# overhead with the log. At this point, I could clean something like 70 or 75# (I actually have no idea how much I was cleaning with the log), but as soon as I get to the press, things get really nasty. It just wouldn’t go up.
My presses suck. Like, bad. I think my max strict press is 60 or 65#, so I’m going to need to work a lot on this suck over the next two weeks if I want any chance of getting that log overhead.
I will also need to get a 50# dumbbell overhead (with one arm). Today, I was able to snatch a 40# dumbbell, so I also have my reservations about a 50# one.
Tabata deadlifts were super hard. I’m worried about doing a 75# snatch.
Kevin says that it’s common for athletes to go into failure at Strongman competitions. Even so, I don’t like the feeling that I may be going into this and automatically failing several events. Yikes!
Other moves I need to attempt and become familiar with: tire flips, farmers walk.