Strong Man

Monday, July 29, 2013

I have to take a minute to brag on my "Strong Man".

Deadlift Medley
As you may already know, we headed to Raleigh on Friday afternoon for Scott to compete in the 2013 NC Strength Challenge.  While Scott has entered into several different strength related competitions over the past few years (Powerlifting & CrossFIT), this was his first Strong Man competition, and, I have to say, he was phenomenal!  He finished overall in the top 5 out of 19 competitors in the novice division, AND he took second place in the dead lift medley portion of the competition. 

Atlas Stones

Even though it was hotter than Hades (North Carolina in late July is not exactly comfortable weather) and 5,000% humidity on Saturday, the competition was very fast paced and fun to watch.  I have to admit I get extremely nervous watching people lifting that much weight around.  All I can think about is that somethings gotta give, and I'd rather it not be someone's bone.  Luckily, there were no major injuries to speak of. 

I even came home with a little souvenir from Crossfit Briercreek (which is a very impressive facility if you live in the area)...

A gal can never have to many workout tanks.

Today's workout:

1.  Warm up

2.  Sled Drags:  70 lbs on sled, 2 trips, 100 yards per trip

3.  Core Circuit:  1 set
      - Ab Wheel x 25
      - Leg raise with hip lift x 25
      - Wind mills 25 lbs kettle bell x 15 per side

4.  Circuit:  3 sets, less than a minute rest between sets
      - TRX Rows x 15 
      - Glute ham raises x 15 

TRX Rows

Glute Ham Raises
5.  Deadlifts:
      - Warm up:  95 lbs x 5
      - Warm up:  115 lbs x 5
      - First set:  130 lbs x 5
      - Second set:  145 lbs x 5
      - Third set:  160 lbs x 5
      - Fourth set:  145 lbs x 5
      - Fifth set:  130 lbs x 5 

6.  Prowler Pushes:  50 lbs on prowler, 3 trips, 100 yards per trip

Prowlin' with my four legged workout partner

No Comments Yet, Leave Yours!

Thank you so much for reading Barbells and Bellinis! If you'd like to leave a comment and don't have a Google, Live Journal, Wordress, Typepad, or AIM Acccount, you can simply choose the "Name/URL" option in the Select Profile drop-down menu below and enter your name (nor URL necessary).

Also, please enter your email address above if you would like to receive notifications of new Barbells and Bellinis posts. If you'd like to send me an email, click on the envelope graphic at the top right of the page.

Blogging tips