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  • schmoove
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    Hosting another competition this November in case anyone is interested:

    All axle bar, all the time. This will be a powerlifting/strongman hybrid competition using the axle bar and Jeep tires for all three events/lifts.

    Event One: Axle Bar Back Squat for reps (60 second time cap).

    Event Two: Axle Bar overhead press for reps (60 second time cap.)

    Event Three: Axle Bar Max Deadlift (last man standing style)

    Scoring will be done just like a strongman contest where the winner of each event receives one point for every competitor in his/her class, second place one point less than that ,etc. In the event of a tie, the competitor with the highest deadlift wins.

    The cost to enter is $25 which includes a competition T-Shirt. Entries must be received by Oct. 31st. After that a $5 late fee is added and a T-Shirt can not be guaranteed.

    Divisions:

    Novice Women
    Open Women
    Novice Men Lightweight (under 200lbs)
    Novice Men Heavyweight (201lbs and up)
    Open Lightweight Men (under 200lbs)
    Open Heavyweight Men (201lbs and up)
    Masters Men (40 years old+)

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1448...y_type=regular



    http://www.unitedstatesstrongman.com...8-045D1F271DAF
    Last edited by schmoove; 09-28-2014, 11:14 PM.

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  • schmoove
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    We are hosting a strongman/strongwoman contest here at the gym this summer. If you live in the area (Saint Louis), stop by and check it out. Although we will have one Open Men's division for seasoned competitors, it is geared toward first time and novice competitors.

    The events are:

    Event One: Press Medley (Circus Dumbbell, Axle, Log)
    Event Two: Car Deadlift
    Event Three: Yoke Walk/Tire Flip Medley
    Event Four: Carry Medley (Farmers, Atlas Stone, Keg, and Sandbag)

    The entry fee is only $25 which includes a contest T-shirt for all competitors.

    See event page below for more information.

    www.facebook.com/events/1436907296552910/
    Last edited by schmoove; 06-01-2014, 02:27 AM.

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  • RedSkull
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    It was great meeting schmoove and his family - nice people. Schmoove as as nice as he seems in his posts on here.

    Also: schmoove's wife is very cute and TINY. Oh, and not to mention schmoove's dad, who kept me awake by telling me things like the difference between slow and fast twitch fibers. You learn something new every day, when you're around schmoove's dad.
    Last edited by RedSkull; 10-04-2012, 12:59 PM.

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  • schmoove
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    Just a quick update: Bolton's Strongest Man was an overwhelming success. I was able to hold my own with some of the UK's best. Although I was able to finish no better than sixth, I was able to not completely embarrass myself AND I did not end up in an English hospital.

    I did get to meet the legendary Red Skull, JT, Mark Felix, and a number of other wonderful people and strongmen in England.

    Here is one video of the press medley:

    http://youtu.be/JaCMqHFFSZo

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  • schmoove
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    Thanks Outlaw. When I get back to the tire, I'll try to implement this advice.

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  • OutlawStrongman
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    Originally posted by thetim View Post
    All you need is a ton of attitude, attack the tire like you are trying to kill it.

    I would try to get the tire off the ground in a squat position, and just use my legs and lean into the tire until it gets off the ground. Then just get your knee under it, brace yourself and switch your arms to a press position. Then it just turns into a bench type press while leaning into the weight.

    I have only flipped a 600# tire, (600# for 24 flips, current PR) because that is what I have, but in July I will be flipping a 950 for 60 feet, and I'm not even worrying about it because I know that my technique will allow me to flip the tire without getting too tired.
    I actually have an 1100#er in my gym and my advice is this, develop your leg drive. That initial push into the tire driving up 45 degrees is key. Don't squat it, push through it with ruthless aggression and get a knee under it. Inch it up your thigh and kick with everything within you to get your hands turned underneath it. Then SHOVE!

    Hope it helps bro.

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  • schmoove
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    Originally posted by trucelt View Post
    Living the dream. When you are 80 years old you will look back at this and:
    1- still be shocked you did this
    2- be so incredibly happy that you did
    Thanks Trucelt, that's kind of my thought process as well. Carpe Diem.

    It'll be nice to show the grandkids the pics., newspaper, clippings, videos, etc.

    "Wow, granddad! Is that a picture of you pulling a bus in England? Wait is this you lifting that huge log and... whooa... granddad, this isn't ... it can't be... is this a picture of you with Red Skull?! Amazing."

    "Yes, that's me when I was younger. And yes, I did know the famous Red Skull."

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  • RedSkull
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    Originally posted by trucelt View Post
    Living the dream.
    By that you mean that he gets to meet Red Skull, right???? hahaha

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  • trucelt
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    Living the dream. When you are 80 years old you will look back at this and:
    1- still be shocked you did this
    2- be so incredibly happy that you did

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  • schmoove
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    Just a little over a week until BSM 2012 kicks off. Land in England in 5 days then heading to the legendary SV Gym for a practice session.

    Let's do this.

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  • schmoove
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    First off, sorry to everyone who has been anxiously awaiting an update to this journal. My PM box is full of new messages from people asking about Bolton's Strongest Man. "Schmoove, are you going to enter? Are you traveling to England? Will you be the weakest guy there?" etc. etc. I apologize to the hundreds of you who sent PMs that have gone unanswered, hopefully this post will satisfy everyone's curiosity.

    Yes, I'm traveling to England to compete in Bolton's Strongest Man (BSM) in 2 weeks. I've been under the tutelage of Coach Duck, Red Skull, JT, and an overweight fellow from a Midwestern state that I won't name. The aforementioned gentlemen have me on a strict top secret training program and diet (which includes copious amounts of English beer) that is guaranteed to keep me out of last place. Despite the fact that London oddsmakers have me listed as a 15,000 to 1 underdog to win and have set even odds for me to finish last, jerks.

    Anyway, I'll try to post the details, pics, videos, etc. as soon as I get back to the states.

    Thanks to everyone (except Curcuru) for all the support.

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  • schmoove
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    Originally posted by breck View Post
    Awesome job man. Log press looked solid....and difficult. You have been competing in one thing or another the last year or 2. What have you enjoyed the most?
    Thanks, Breck. Honestly, I enjoy them all for different reasons. I like switching gears every so often. It keeps everything fun and fresh. However, if I had to pick one, I'd say strongman is the most fun.

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  • breck
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    Awesome job man. Log press looked solid....and difficult. You have been competing in one thing or another the last year or 2. What have you enjoyed the most?

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  • schmoove
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    Most recent strongman contest this past weekend. First time in the Open class (there was no novice). Didn't get carried off on a stretcher, hit a couple PRs, and barely managed to stay out of last place -- so it was a successful contest.


    Farmers/Tire Flip

    http://youtu.be/MtDiszEVIcY

    Yoke Walk

    http://youtu.be/Tpf6zto9bcc


    Axle Press

    http://youtu.be/FQskZS3VjCs

    Keg Carry/Load/Drag

    http://youtu.be/LMTEzItj7CY


    Truck Pull

    http://youtu.be/8Qp1wGZiUcU

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  • TLopez
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    Originally posted by schmoove View Post
    Hope for the Holidays went well. Competition was I little too tough for me to crack into the top 3 (I believe I was 5th), but it was a lot of fun anyway. I got a PR on both the axle press and the atlas stones.

    Didn't get a video of the farmer's hold or the stones, but here are the other three:

    Axle

    http://youtu.be/evPOQmIMKog

    Crucifix Hold

    http://youtu.be/p2ijfVAgDmA

    Deadlift (550lb second attempt)

    http://youtu.be/xC9nxEalEUk
    Nice work!

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